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July-August 2013


Dear friends and customers,

August is usually the clean-up month.  We've been busy making sure the watering is efficient, the weeding complete, the summer pruning and shearing accomplished, and that summer digging and transplanting are underway. 

Clethra alnifolia

While we've been doing all of that, mother nature has been busy  completing other cycles.  Bees and butterflies abound-- pollinating, procreating and perfecting the flower displays of summer plants.


We have dozens of containers robust and ready for the job site.  We are  full steam ahead on summer digging.  Let us know if you need anything FAST!

Have a look at some of the links below for availability or better yet, take a moment on a hot afternoon and give us a call.  We'd be glad to talk about how we can help!
Summer digging
is underway!

Let us know how we can help you!

Physocarpus opufolius Diablo

SPECIAL TRIBUTE * Art Spomer (1940-2013)
Friend, mentor, philosopher, naturalist

A dear friend passed away this month.  Most people will know Dr. Art Spomer was an accomplished and respected University of Illinois plant physiologist, prolific writer, cutting-edge researcher, an outstanding advisor and revered professor of environmental plant sciences and soils.

He was also a source of inspiration through his understanding and communication of earth and plant science, natural beauty and a skilled and talented artist in many mediums, one being photography as depicted in one of his many email postcards below from August 2009.
We will miss him so much.

Thank you Art, for making a difference in my life.  love, Mary T.
Summer Pricelist
Viburnum dentatum 5Gal
lush and full 
Last week for Evergreen Special
25% off  5+
GOYard Evergreens
download your copy of pricelist in the links above
to get pricing and availability

White Pine 6' & 8'
Techny Arborvitae 7' 8' 9'
Norway Spruce 6' 7' 9' 12'
Pyramidal and Emerald Arborvitae 5' 6' 7' 8'

White, Blue and Norway Spruce

5' 6' 7' 
Container Shrubs

5 Gal 24" Gro-Low Sumac

5 Gal 24-30" Calycanthus Spice Bush

5 Gal 24-30" Hydrangea Annabelle

Deutzia gracilis 5 Gal 24"

Diervilla sessifolia Butterfly 5 Gal 24"

7 Gal 30" Red-tipped Dwarf Dogwood

25% off 5+ GOYard Evergreens  

7' 8' 9'
Dark Green and Techny
Emerald and Pyramidal Arborvitae

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Thank You,

Joe Beeson & Mary T. McClelland


McHenry County Nursery/Glacier Oaks Nursery

8501 White Oaks Rd, Harvard, IL 60033

815-943-8733  815-943-3511 (fax) 


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