Growing Fruiting Shrubs

Honeyberries (AKA Haskap) are in the honeysuckle family. The flowers and fruit are very frost tolerant – a great feature for cold climates and higher elevations. Fruits are high in antioxidants, range from sweet to tart, and require another variety to pollinate, great fresh or made into jams, jellies, and sauces. Variety Characteristics Size Zone … Read more

Pine Trees

by Jan Cashman This time of year, most trees in our landscapes are leafless and brown, so we appreciate more our large evergreens. The most common upright evergreen planted here is the familiar Colorado spruce, sometimes called “blue spruce”. Pines (Pinus) have longer, greener needles than spruce, are faster-growing, and, therefore, make good specimen trees … Read more

Bare Root

A Great Way To Plant At Cashman Nursery we offer most of our deciduous trees and shrubs in bare root form during March, April, and May. ‘Bare root’ means the plants are dug and stored without soil around their roots, and kept in our climate controlled “root cellar”. The 2024 Bare Root Season is HERE … Read more

Your Edible Landscape

By Jan Cashman Why not make your landscape good to eat?  If you are going to give your plants tender loving care, let them give you something in return besides beauty—fruits, vegetables, and herbs.  Whether you are designing a new landscape or remodeling or adding to an existing one, the same design principles apply with … Read more

Five Outstanding Plants for Winter Interest

by Jan Cashman Our winter landscapes are naturally beautiful, with the snow laden branches of evergreens, long tree shadows on the snow on a sunny day, and hoarfrost glistening on branches on a frosty morning.  Certain trees and shrubs are exceptional for their winter beauty and interest.  Here are five of the best: Upright Evergreens … Read more

Craving Color

By Jan Cashman A friend and customer came in our nursery yesterday and announced, “I need some color!”  This last winter was long and snowy.  Spring has been cold and rainy, and slow in arriving.  We’re all sick of the white, brown, and gray tones of winter and ready for color—blue sky, green grass, and … Read more

Attracting Birds to Your Yard

by Jan Cashman It’s fun to watch birds out your window, especially in the winter.   If you provide adequate food, shelter, and water for them, you can attract a wide variety of birds to your yard.  Many species of birds are found in Bozeman and the surrounding area.  Sparrows, finches, chickadees, cedar waxwings, grosbeaks, even … Read more

14 Biggest Landscape Mistakes

by Jan Cashman 12/04/08 The Home and Garden Channel has had a series on the 25 Biggest Mistakes made in areas like Decorating, Real Estate, and Renovating. The program that interested me most in this series was the one on the 25 Biggest Landscaping Mistakes. I asked our staff what mistakes they see people making … Read more

Brighten Your Fall Gardens

by Jan Cashman The summer gardening season is short here. The first frost kills tender annuals and nipsthe tops of some perennials. Suddenly, our gardens don’t look so good. Here are some ideas to brighten up your gardens and extend the season: Plant fall blooming perennials. Mums, asters, purple coneflower (Echinacea) and brown eyed susans … Read more

12 Hints For Creating A Perennial Border

by Jan Cashman During this time of the year, I am glad I have lots of perennial flowers emerging in my beds. Planting a lot of annuals every spring is time consuming. After reading articles in gardening magazines, consulting our wonderful staff, and visiting a botanical garden with a huge and beautiful perennial border while … Read more