COVID-19 Update

A message to our friends, neighbors and incredible customers –

We’re living in unprecedented, uncertain times. The coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe has hit home for all of us, and we recognize the stress and strain this has caused each of you. In times like these, it is critical that each of us do our part to support our community. 

In keeping with precautionary guidelines, Thornton Nursery has made the difficult decision to delay opening for the season. This situation is ever-changing, and our team continues to monitor all updates and adjust to new recommendations accordingly. While our timeline is uncertain, we vow to keep you updated and informed regarding our official season opening.

Until then, we’ll be practicing some social distancing of our own and taking all necessary precautions. The trees, shrubs and plants we pride ourselves on will continue to receive the tender loving care they need, and we’re still available to answer any questions you may have regarding inventory or product care. We’ll also be posting updates and new content across our website and social media profiles.

Since 1964, Thornton Nursery has been committed to growing and supporting our community. We remain dedicated to our friends, neighbors, customers and family through these trying times. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns on any of our social media pages, by email at thorntonnursery@gmail.com or by phone at (248) 887-2217.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to growing with you in a healthier future! Until then, be safe and be well.

With sincere well-wishes, 

 

The Thornton Nursery Team


Honorary Green Thumb

 At Thornton Nursery, we know not everyone is born with a green thumb. If you try every year to bring home pretty new green things to plant just to watch them wither away, Thornton Nursery is here to help with some quick tips on general plant health. Knowing what to look for may be the hardest part of the battle. Is your plant getting too much or too little sun? Should you water your plants every day or is the rain enough? While each species of plant is unique, having a good understanding of why your plant looks like it needs a doctor is a step in the right direction. 

If you are the proud new owner of any of our plants, making sure your plant is getting enough water is crucial to its long and fruitful life. After planting your new addition in the appropriate soil, make sure you give that plant some water, enough to get at least 6 inches of the soil around the root area completely wet. Newly planted trees require extensive watering: start with a thorough watering every day for 4 or 5 days, then gradually reduce the frequency of watering. When watering, slowly apply water to the rootball and the surrounding soil. 

Keeping a relatively consistent watering schedule is an important part of plant care. Plants are pretty self sufficient as long as we are able to give them water. However, if you notice any of these signs of under-watering, you may need to give your plant some extra love. Wilting or dry, dead leaf tips are clear signs of a plant that is not getting enough water. Soil that is dry to the touch a couple inches down or has visible animal footprints in it are both good indicators of under-watering. Slow growth could also be a sign that your plant may need to be watered more, but keep in mind this could also be an issue with your soil or sunlight exposure. 

Lack of sunlight is generally a bigger issue for indoor plants, but can be a problem for outdoor plants, too. Is your plant yellowing on the leaves or looking dull? Is its growth slowing or stopped? Maybe its stems and leaves are small and thin, or it just won’t flower? All of these symptoms may indicate a need for your plant to be moved to an area that gets more sun. 

Understanding what your plant needs so that you can get the most out of your new green friend is as simple as knowing what to look for. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still have a beautiful yard full of thriving, healthy plants. 

Keep in mind, these are general tips and may not be specific to your exact plant. Always follow the instructions of our knowledgeable nursery staff, and feel free to contact us with questions or concerns. We’re happy to help!

 


Earth Day

“Every day is Earth Day. Plant a tree.” 

Here at Thornton Nursery, we care about the environment. Every year Earth Day reminds us to take care of the planet and cherish it, so generations to come can enjoy it the way we have.

Today we hope you’ll give back to the environment in any way you can, but if we could make one suggestion: plant a tree.

– The Thornton Nursery Team

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We really dig trees! One of our smallest workers, Ayden, helping with the landscaping.