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Ornamental grasses at Bluestem Nursery
Jim Brockmeyer

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Ornamental Grasses and Willows
Mail Order & Wholesale Plants

Jim Brockmeyer

Lots of Info about Ornamental Grasses and Willows

If you would like to learn more about ornamental grasses and / or willows, then you have come to the right place!

Our goal is to present useful information to gardeners, particularly those wanting to include drought tolerant ornamental grasses, along with those of you who live in moister climates and regions for whom willows are an excellent choice.

We realize the importance of having at least one picture of everyone of our plants and continually add more images. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos of ornamental grasses and willows as much as I have enjoyed taking them. Perhaps you too will be inspired to include some of our low maintenance plants in your gardening projects.

In 2015 we have 118 ornamental grasses, 47 varieties of willows and 20 perennials, 8 of which are sedums for planting on green roofs. We also have our Enviro-turf, a low maintenace lawn seed which requires much less water than the hungry and thirsty seed mixes that have been used for many years.

If you are having a difficult time trying to decide which ornamental grasses to choose for your garden, a great place to start is with our Grass Comparison Chart and / or the Landscape Uses page. The latter is available for willows as well. There we have all the grasses listed, with brief information about each one. You can easily compare them to each other for height, bloom time, hardiness, drought tolerance, preferred conditions, etc.

Jim Brockmeyer

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What's New at Bluestem Nursery?

We have discontinued our printed catalogue. However for your convenience, we have printable price lists for the grasses, perennials, willow cuttings and willow rods. Visit this page for the list of links to the PDF's.

Bluestem Art, a website that sells photos of grasses and willows that Jim's brother Frank has taken, would like to announce the following:

  • there is a 10% discount on orders over $100

We now have a blog. There is a link to it from every page of this website, either at the top or the bottom of the pages. At this point in time I think it will be used mainly for pictures and a few newsworthy items.

Green Roofs

Ever thought of growing plants on the roof of your home or office building?

We have some interesting information on the subject on our Green Roof page.


The source used for nomenclature for both ornamental grasses and willows is:

"List of Names of Perennials and of Woody Plants", published by Boomteeltpraktijkonderzoek, Applied Research for Nursery Stock, the Netherlands, 2000.


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Christina Lake, BC
Laurier, WA