Last month Montale celebrated 23 years in the business of being the most helpful and friendly nursery to work with in the industry. That’s a long time, and we’re really proud of who we have become. From our humble beginnings as perennials growers we are now known for our amazing line of hydrangeas, roses, and landscape quality shrubs. We’re always adding to our product line as the market requires so lately we’ve become really focused on our native plant production. There is so much to learn about this exciting group of plants, and we just can’t wait to help you get our plants into your projects. In fact, we’re so eager to help that we planted a meadow as an alternative to the existing lawn in our back forty which consists of native and non-native plants. This area serves as a resource for our customers and for us. Over the years I’ve found that the plants don’t always read the books, so there is no substitute for actual planting to find out what they really need to thrive. We do these projects at our place because we love it, but also because we want to be the most expert resource on the other end of the telephone when you call, and you can’t do that by being a spectator.
In the months to come we have some beautiful plans for the landscape around our new fence, a rain garden that runs the east length of our driveway, and lots of color and texture to fill up planters along our driveway. Our goal is to continue to beautify our property, provide pollinator habitat, manage rainwater, and provide inspiration for our customers.
For the past 18 years I’ve been directing people to our nursery in Wauconda, only to be met with “where’s Wauconda?” Big thanks to ‘Black Panther’ for finally putting us on the map!