My sister Kathy and I were on a quest: we were looking for a particular type of crabapple tree. It needed to be fairly compact, and ideally would have burgundy leaves. It will be planted on the grounds of the church where Jim and I attend, and the aim is that the burgundy foliage would contrast attractively with the creamy limestone bricks of the church. Our search brought us to Platt Hill Nursery, in Bloomingdale, Illinois.
We found ourselves confronted with an enormous nursery. Come here if you want if you want a lot to choose from. There were many hoop houses like this, filled with perennials, vegetables, herbs, grasses . . .
We checked out the crabtrees, and found a likely candidate.
Platt Hill is a big nursery. Come with a shopping list to keep on track, but budget for a few temptations! Platt Hill is notable for the sheer quantity of plants they have, the great selection, and for the variety, with everything from trees to pond plants.
Platt Hill Nursery
222 W. Lake Street
Platt Hill has a sister nursery at:
2400 Randall Road
For another nursery tour, check out my June 19, 2011 post on Blumen Gardens, in Sycamore, Illinois.