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26 Jul 2019 Feature Post Thoughts

When is the last time you have seen an American chestnut tree? Chances are, the answer is probably “never.”  If we were to view the relevance of this species through the lens of American culture, we would believe chestnuts are almost everywhere.  We roast them over an open fire around Christmas and enjoy sipping our…


21 Jun 2019 Thoughts

Lycorma delicatula, more commonly referred to as Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), is the newest invasive species to make its way to Pennsylvania. A plant hopper native to Asia, the SLF was first spotted in Berks County, PA in 2014 and has since spread throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Officials believe this pest could be one of the most…


6 Mar 2019 Flower Show Thoughts

A Pennsylvania boy named Christian was looking at schools in Germany, where his family was planning on moving to.  Some of the schools had a Buddy Bench, a bench where kids feeling alone could go to let classmates know they were looking for a friend.  Christian and his family didn’t end up moving to Germany…


13 Feb 2019 Thoughts

We have known for a while that around 90% of plants have a symbiotic relation with fungi, called mycorrhiza.  It is currently being discovered that these fungi create an entire communication network within a forest, the Wood Wide Web.  Think of it as internet for plants, but instead of cables they use fungi to communicate…


23 Jul 2018 Thoughts

We are a small family run business operating within the local community.  We recently designed, donated and installed a garden at Penn Wood Elementary School to celebrate the accomplishments of the 5th grade class of 2018.  It is important to us that we engage our community and help people connect with nature through artfully designed…


30 May 2018 Thoughts

  It is hard to beat the colorful impact that Crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia indica) provide in the summer months and the intriguing exfoliating bark highly visible during winter.  Their large clusters of blossoms are visible from afar and stunning up close.  Varieties come in a range of pinks, reds, whites, and purples.  ‘Pocomoke’ and ‘Cherry Dazzle’…


9 Mar 2018 Flower Show Thoughts

Stoney Bank Nurseries is honored to receive the title of Best in Show at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.  Colorfully blooming perennials, towering trees and falling water create a welcome relief to our seemingly endless winter.   Our exhibit “Water’s Edge” will be on display through March 11, 2018. Be sure to also stop by the…


22 Nov 2017 Thoughts

Winter is approaching but that doesn’t mean that all the glorious colors of fall are done just yet.  Take a look at these plants exhibiting excellent color that lasts late into the autumn season.   White Oak (Quercus alba) is the largest plant highlighted here.  Typically reaching a mature height and width between 50’ and…


11 Jul 2017 Thoughts

Summer days are perfect opportunities to spend time outside on the patio.  They are after all ideal spaces for grilling, eating and enjoying the cool of the approaching evening.  Creating the perfect patio space begins with material selection. Brick comes in standard sizes but is anything but boring.  It has a range of red tones,…


15 Mar 2017 Flower Show Thoughts

Stoney Bank Nurseries has been awarded a Gold Medal for our landscape exhibit at the 2017 International Philadelphia Flower Show.  We’ve also received the coveted Kate and Robert Barlett, Jr. Award for best us of trees in a landscape and the PHS Council Trophy for the most accomplished display of forced plant material. The annual…