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Ornamental grasses at Bluestem Nursery
Jim Brockmeyer

Welcome to Bluestem Nursery

Ornamental Grasses and Willows
Mail Order & Wholesale Plants

Jim Brockmeyer

Lots of Info about Ornamental Grasses and Willows


Jim has retired from selling grasses and willows. However he still sells Enviro-Turf lawn seed which requires much less water than the hungry and thirsty seed mixes that have been used for many years.

Because so many people find this website useful he has decided to keep it online.

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.

Perhaps you too will be inspired to include some of these low maintenance plants in your gardening projects.

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. 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.


Our Newsletters

A compendium of information that includes additional listings, growing tips and the latest information that affects the world of ornamental grasses and willows.

Newsletter Archives:

April '03
September '03
November '03
March '04
June '04
Sept '05
Dec '06

Jan '08
Jan '09
March '10
Jan '11
Jan '12
Dec '13
Feb '15
March '16

What's New at Bluestem Nursery?


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 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