Landscaping~Floral Shoppe~Garden Center~Interior Plants


Tree Special

Pick your tree.

We deliver and plant it for you.

So you have more time for you!

All this and a warranty for only $350!*

*Offer good on B/B trees only. Bagged trees not included.

Hurry in, offer ends August 10, 2014!


Landscaping Special!

Sign a Landscape Contract

with us totaling $2,000 or more*

and receive $200 off

Sign a Landscape Contract
with us totaling
$6,000 or more*
and receive
$600 off

*Denotes before taxes are applied.
Offer is valid on new landscape jobs only. Must mention this ad for discount.


Take a walk around our nursery and see all the new trees and shrubs that are here! With acres of land to choose from you are sure to find the plant that is right for you!

We are celebrating 50


Thanks to you!

~Join Us for Our Upcoming Events~

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we are giving you 50 ways to SAVE! Specials will be announced at the beginning of every month so check back often!

  • June 30th - July 6th: 50% off Wooden & Metal Trellis's, 25% off Container Evergreens
  • July 7th - July 19th: 25% off Econo Mulch, 30% off Organic Topsoil
  • July 14th - July 20th: 30% off Red Enviromulch, 25% off Ash Borer Treatment
  • July 21st - July 27th: 40% off Flowering Crabapples, 25% off #2 Arborvitae
  • July 28th - August 3rd: 30% off Burlaped Plants, 20% off Hardwood Mulch
  • August 4th - August 10th: 25% off Weed Beater, 15% off Delivery Charges
  • August 11th - August 17th: 25% off Brown Enviromulch, 30% off Grass Seed
  • August 25th - August 31st: 20% off Perennials, 40% off Glazed Pottery

Learn More!


Emerald Green Arborvitae

-Great for Privacy Screening-

Starting at $69.95

Honor Your Loved One With Our Memorial Planting Services

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Does your pond look boring? Add some plants! Flowering pond plants are here and will add color and excitement to your water feature!



New Statuary is in!

"My Guardian Dog"

"One Piece Football Fountain"

“Tranquility Spill with Birds”


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Store Hours

Monday: 9 am - 6 pm

Tuesday-Friday: 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

May close early due to crummy weather

Nature's Nook

9801 S. 27th Street
Franklin, WI 53132

T: 414-761-8300

Fax: 414-761-8305

Current Enviromental Conditions

Never underestimate the limitations of how weather can affect your experience. Or in this case the livability of plant material here in Southeastern Wisconsin. In 2012 we saw a drought that had an impact on plant varieties that was harsh, predictable and avoidable. Now we look at the harsh cold of the winter of 2014, which is also predictable, and sadly unavoidable, and we ignored weathers imposed limitations.

In the drought of 2012 the lack of natural rain could be overcome by metered watering to save the plant material. But the winter of 2014 had no defenses that could salvage plant tissue from the killing cold air driven by wind. We learned that late season trimming of evergreens goes beyond livability limitations, as does late season fertilizer.

And then after many years of mild winters we pushed the envelope of plant varieties and placement, and now must pay the toll. Boxwood, Japanese Maples, Azaleas, Smokebush, Holly, even durables like Yews and Alberta Spruce have fallen victim to minus twenty degree air temps of 2014. Some plants will recover if you factor livability, but their landscape value will be greatly diminished to the point of replacement.

The current recommendation is no trimming of any sort until the stock is fully leafed or new evergreen growth has hardened. This trimming will reduce the new growth extension and further stress the plant. Watering the plant material will push new growth faster, as will fertilizing to any degree. The truth is you won't know the extent of the damage until the new leaf is fully formed and hardened, same with evergreens.

The limitations of salinasation were easily meet this winter, plants and lawns are affected. Client reports of salt free winter maintenance on site with salt-scared lawns are testament to the gross overuse of municipal salt applications. Also snow doming was prevalent this year, even in very cold air! Sunlight reflecting and heating the snow covered plants acted like a greenhouse (ironically in single digit temps) and contributed to much of the burned plants you see.

We must pay closer attention to the limitations that we as stewards of our landscapes have hereto fore ignored. The demand of exotic plants and the desire for something different is not always conducive to Wisconsin’s unpredictable climate.





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