The region's premier landscape contractor & garden center
2389 S. Highway 33, Driggs, ID
Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
04 Jan 2021

Big Plants for Big Spaces

It’s no big secret that houseplants are trendy these days- and for good reason. They soften indoor places, improve indoor air quality and studies have shown that plants make people happy. Yes, tabletop or desktop houseplants are cute, but an oversized houseplant makes a big statement. Houseplants in the XL category often begin as a cute little thing, but given time and care, grow into large specimens. Big houseplants are an excellent addition to big spaces in businesses, homes, schools, or commercial buildings. The care required includes ample light, routine maintenance, and space, of course!

Some of our favorite big plants include:
Norfolk Island Pine Auraucaria heterophylla: These evergreens are native to the South Pacific- Norfolk Island to be exact. They like direct, bright light, consistent humidity and will be long-lived indoors given time and space. These are popular living Christmas trees and are often sold in small sizes around the holidays. It’s important to note that even though the ‘pine’ is part of the name, it is not at all cold hardy and should not be kept outdoors in this climate.

Ficus –Ficus benjamina : This is a very popular indoor tree. Glossy green leaves are pretty but also very effective at removing indoor toxins. Ficus are sensitive to drafts so keeping them in a spot away from heating vents, doors and fireplaces are important. They can handle a little direct sun, but prefer bright, indirect light. Usually grows 6-8 feet indoors.

Fiddleleaf- Ficus lyrate: The striking shape of the foliage make these trendy houseplants a real showpiece. They need the same care as the ficus mentioned above, but with extra humidity to keep leaf tips from browning.

Monstera- Monstera deliciosa: Also known as a swiss cheese plant, this is an easy to grow super trendy plant. It prefers bright indirect light and normal-high humidity. Monstera leaves grow bigger with maturity and the plant can grow 3-10 feet tall indoors. Fun fact: the fruit of monstera is edible!

Dracena- dracaena species: Dracena are another easy to grow, widely available indoor plant. Colorful, strap-like foliage add beauty and interest to indoor spaces. There are many species available, with the biggest growing 6 to 10 feet tall.

Caring for Big Plants: Growing big plants indoors isn’t any more difficult than their smaller counterparts. Bright light is probably the most important thing to keep plants from getting leggy and unattractive. Although some direct sunlight can be tolerated, most prefer a bright room with several windows (keeping curtains and blinds open during the day). As most indoor plants hail from the tropics, providing additional humidity in our dry climate can be challenging. Lack of humidity is often the cause for brown leaf edges and tips. Daily misting is helpful as is grouping plants together to make a mini humid micro-climate. A room humidifier in the winter months can be very beneficial. Routine water and fertilizer during the time of active growth (March-October) and then a drier rest period during the dormant period works well.

02 Dec 2020

Holiday Season is Here!

The gift shop and greenhouse have gone through their seasonal transformation and we are ready for the holidays. Shop from our wide variety of gifts for kids, teachers, co-workers, moms, dads, gardeners, or anyone on your list. Our friendly staff is here to help with gift suggestions and guidance. As always, we offer complimentary gift wrapping!

In addition to gifts, we have just about everything you need for festive decorating including:
• Fresh wreaths and garland
• Christmas trees (live & fresh cut)
• Fragrant evergreen boughs
• Ornaments and ribbon
• Stockings and stocking holders
• Faux berries, branches, wreaths, and garland
• Poinsettias and seasonal holiday plants

The gift shop at MD offers a unique, welcoming and sensory shopping experience. To provide a
safe and enjoyable shopping experience for everyone, we ask all who enter to do their part by:
• wearing a face mask covering both nose and mouth for the duration of the visit
• use provided hand sanitizer upon entering retail areas
• keep a 6-foot distance away from fellow shoppers and staff
Our staff continues to be vigilant with routine sanitation of common surfaces, shopping baskets and cart.
We welcome phone orders for fresh cut flowers, gift cards or any specific item from our gift shop as time and staffing allow. Call 208-354-8816 to order.
Gift cards are available online store.

We thank you for your business and support and wish you a safe and healthy holiday season!

December Hours
9-6 Monday to Saturday
Christmas Eve: 9-4

04 Nov 2020

What Happens in November?

November at MD Nursery
With more of us staying at home this season, November is a good time to stop in our gift shop to see what’s new and give your home a seasonal touch up for Thanksgiving and the winter ahead. Find fresh table linens, serving pieces, candles, room diffusers, decorative pillows, rugs, baskets, or a cozy throw blanket. Add fresh flowers, indoor flower bulbs or a new houseplant for an element of living beauty in your home.

November is the month where we transition our gift shop and greenhouse into holiday mode. There will be lots of changes in the first few weeks as we bring in our seasonal decorations to prepare for the holiday season.

Early bird holiday shoppers should check on our clearance corner to scoop up deals on past-season or discontinued items. Our gift shop is filling up with toys, baby gifts, lotions, soaps, candles, jewelry, seasonal kitchen linens and tableware, mugs, cozy scarves, artwork, doormats and so much more.
As always, we offer complimentary gift wrapping for the holidays or any occasion.

Fresh cut and live potted Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, garland, and seasonal greenery will be arriving around Thanksgiving.

November Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 9-6
Closed Thanksgiving Day

Holiday Open House November 13th & 14th
Our annual holiday open house is not to be missed. This year we are giving shoppers two days to take advantage of special pricing on holiday décor. Come and be inspired by our latest festive displays, décor and abundant ornaments.
Save 20% on holiday décor Friday November 13th and Saturday November 14th.

Retail Therapy Days
November 27th and 28th
25% off everyday gift items

28 Sep 2020

4 Reasons to Plant Bulbs this Fall

1- Bulbs are Beautiful:
Vibrant colors, fragrance and eye appealing combinations make bulbs one of the most charming flowers of the spring.

2- Bulbs are Easy to Plant:
Plant bulbs once and reap the rewards of color year after year. Simply choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Dig a hole two to three times the bulb’s height (for example if a bulb is two inches tall, dig a hole four to six inches deep). Sprinkle the bottom of the hole with bulb food or bone meal and place the bulb pointy side up. Cover with soil, water once and wait for spring! To plant bigger clumps of bulbs, follow the same method as above but make a wider hole and place multiple bulbs into the same hole. This ‘pit planting’ method saves time and bigger groups of bulbs make more of a visual impact than a scattering of single bulbs.

3- Bulbs Will Make You Happy:
Imagine a warm spring day after months of seeing mostly snow, ice and mud. You walk outside and ta-da! A pretty clump of purple crocus are blooming right next to the receding snow. Studies have shown that flowers release the ‘happy’ brain chemicals triggering positive emotions. Plant bulbs to plant happiness!

4- Bulbs Feed the Pollinators:
Yes, bulbs are wonderful for spring color, but did you know that flowering bulbs are also a valuable food source for bees? Bulbs are one of the first available pollen sources for bees and other pollinating insects.

Plant bulbs in the Fall:
All spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips and crocus need a cold period before they will bloom. This starts the biochemical process that makes them bloom. Bulbs are not like seeds where they can be viable for months without planting. Bulbs will dry out and are unlikely to bloom if they are not planted in the fall. Plant bulbs any time before the ground freezes.

02 Sep 2020

September at MD

Due to the increased demand on landscaping products and plant material locally and nationwide, we have experienced shortages on some of our regular garden center products. We appreciate your flexibility when making choices and we will do our best to help you choose alternatives if an item you are seeking is not available.
Our staff continues to be vigilant in routine sanitation of carts, shopping baskets and other common surfaces. We kindly ask all customers entering retail areas to follow CDC guidelines and local mandates for face coverings and social distancing. We appreciate your compliance and will provide customers with masks as needed.

We are grateful for our community and we appreciate your business. Thank you for your patience and flexibility while shopping with us!

Alternate Ways to Shop:
Call ahead: We are taking phone orders for specific items. Pay over the phone and we will set aside your items for curbside pick-up. Call 208-354-8816.
Shop online: We have a selection of gardening essentials and gift cards available for online purchase. Online purchases will be set aside for curbside pick-up.

Fall Hours begin September 1st:
9-6 Monday- Saturday
Open Monday Labor Day

Fall Planting Sale
-40% off perennials

-40% off fall annuals
-25% off potted shrubs
-40% off potted crabapple trees & potted maple trees
Plus select sale shrubs $12 each or 5 for $50

Goodbye, Marigold Café
We are deeply grateful to our loyal customers and friends for the past 7 years of Marigold goodness. Sadly, this piece of MD Nursery, while well loved, is no longer sustainable. Outstanding Marigold gift cards can be used in the MD gift shop, greenhouse or flower market. Hungry shoppers will be able to find snacks, drinks and simple sandwiches available in the ‘Cooler Café’ within the greenhouse.

18 Aug 2020

What Bugs Us?

Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms are the larvae of the cabbage butterfly. These pests feed on cabbages and other brassicas like broccoli, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts, and kale. Their green coloring makes them tough to detect until they have started chewing crops. Ragged tears and holes in leaves are typical signs of their presence.
Like many garden pests, prevention is best. A floating row cover (DeWitt ™ seed guard) set out early in the growing season will keep cabbage butterflies from laying their eggs on plants. If you do spot cabbage worms, control the populations with hand-picking or applying the affected crops with Bt (bacillus thuringiensis) or Spinosad. Both Bt and Spinosad are the active ingredient in commercial organic insecticides. Our friendly greenhouse staff can help you choose the correct product with these ingredients. Remember to always read the directions on the product label and apply product precisely!