Thoughts

American Chestnut (Castanea dentate)
American Chestnut (Castanea dentate)
July 26

When is the last time you have seen an American chestnut tree? Chances are, the answer is...

New Invasive Insect – Spotted Lanternfly
New Invasive Insect – Spotted Lanternfly
June 21

Lycorma delicatula, more commonly referred to as Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), is the newest ...

What’s a Buddy Bench?
What’s a Buddy Bench?
March 06

A Pennsylvania boy named Christian was looking at schools in Germany, where his family wa...

The Wood Wide Web
The Wood Wide Web
February 13

We have known for a while that around 90% of plants have a symbiotic relation with fungi,...

Penn Wood Elementary Garden
Penn Wood Elementary Garden
July 23

We are a small family run business operating within the local community.  We recently des...

Charming Crapemyrtles
Charming Crapemyrtles
May 30

 

It is hard to beat the colorful impact that Crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia ind...

Wonders of Water
Wonders of Water
March 09

Stoney Bank Nurseries is honored to receive the title of Best in Show at this year’...

Extending Autumn
Extending Autumn
November 22

Winter is approaching but that doesn’t mean that all the glorious colors of fall are done...

Personalized Patio
Personalized Patio
July 11

Summer days are perfect opportunities to spend time outside on the patio.  They are after...

Gold Medal Exhibit!
Gold Medal Exhibit!
March 15

Stoney Bank Nurseries has been awarded a Gold Medal for our landscape exhibit at the 2017...

Singapore Flower Festival
Singapore Flower Festival
August 02

20,000 air miles to and from Singapore, judging an international flower show for 7 days i...

Best in Show Winner
Best in Show Winner
March 08

Stoney Bank Nurseries, Inc. is very excited to be deemed the Best in Show winner at the 2...

Warmest December Test Flower Show Growers
Warmest December Test Flower Show Growers
February 11

Jack Blandy Honored with  Distinguished Achievement Medal
Jack Blandy Honored with Distinguished Achievement Medal
November 12

Jack Blandy, founder of Stoney Bank Nurseries, has a new medal to add to his lifetime acc...

Terrific Tulips
Terrific Tulips
November 04

As we enjoy our last warm days of autumn, our thoughts turn toward the future growing sea...

Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 Theme: National Parks Service
Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 Theme: National Parks Service
September 04

Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 Theme: National Parks Service
By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer S...

Autumn Planting
Autumn Planting
September 02

Autumn is an ideal time to plant trees and shrubs because they can establish themselves b...

Flower Show Plant Spotlights!
Flower Show Plant Spotlights!
March 10

We had over 100 unique plant species and cultivars on display in our exhibit this year!  ...

Award Winning Exhibit!
Award Winning Exhibit!
March 02

Designers from all corners of the globe have created amazing displays this year at the In...

2015 Flower Show Set Up Underway!
2015 Flower Show Set Up Underway!
February 25

We are busy at work but still have a long way to go before judging early Friday morning!

Chinese Blossoms
Chinese Blossoms
February 17

Planning has been underway for months!  Plants have been growing beneath lights and heat ...

Ideas for Impact:  Culinary Arts & Appreciation
Ideas for Impact: Culinary Arts & Appreciation
January 09

Join our award winning designers Jack and Joe at Longwood Gardens on February 7, 2015 for...

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but plants are still delightful!
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but plants are still delightful!
December 09

Blooms are a bit hard to find during winter’s gloom, but colorful berries, stems, and gra...

Upcoming Butterfly Design Class
Upcoming Butterfly Design Class
August 13

Butterflies are important pollinators in our local ecosystems but populations are feeling...

Summer’s Heat
Summer’s Heat
July 02

Summer’s heat can stress newly installed plants that have not had time to establish...

Heavy Lifting
Heavy Lifting
May 07

 

Trees are the backbone to our landscape.  They provide food and shelter for...

Assessing Winter Damage
Assessing Winter Damage
April 24

This year’s winter was long, cold, and brutal for many trees, shrubs, and perennials.  Ma...

Spring Secrets
Spring Secrets
March 24

With more snow on the horizon, will spring ever arrive in the Brandywine Valley this year...

National News Highlight
National News Highlight
March 12

Did you miss the Philadelphia Flower Show this year?  

Best in Show 2014!
Best in Show 2014!
March 05

Stoney Bank Nurseries’ exhibit at the 2014 PHS Flower Show has won Best in Show!  T...

Montgomery Media
Montgomery Media
February 12

Art, horticulture graft together for Philadelphia Flower Show
By Meghan Ross

Behind the Scenes – Wall Construction
Behind the Scenes – Wall Construction
December 19

This year we are designing and constructing our 35th exhibit for the Philadelp...

Brandywine River Museum Partnership
Brandywine River Museum Partnership
October 17

Stoney Bank Nurseries welcomes a partnership with the

CBS Philly – Top Landscapers
CBS Philly – Top Landscapers
July 18

Stoney Bank Nurseries was recently highlighted by CBS Philly News in their article, Top L...

Proper Pruning of Flowering Shrubs
Proper Pruning of Flowering Shrubs
June 05

Flowering shrubs provide essential structure in the landscape and bolster garden appearan...

Spring into Action
Spring into Action
April 11

The Philadelphia Flower Show is all wrapped up and we are in full swing for the spring se...

PHS President Drew Becher Visits Award Winning Landscape
PHS President Drew Becher Visits Award Winning Landscape
March 14

Pennsylvania Horticulture Society President Drew Becher visits the award winning Rose Val...

“Hidcote Holiday” Exhibit Wins Awards
“Hidcote Holiday” Exhibit Wins Awards
March 04

Stoney Bank Nurseries  is honored to have received several awards for this yea...

Thornbury exhibitor has big plans for Flower Show
Thornbury exhibitor has big plans for Flower Show
February 26

Jack Blandy, founder and president of Stoney Bank Nurse...

Flower Show Setup!
Flower Show Setup!
February 26

The 2013 Flower Show setup has been underway for four days!  We have already hung up the ...

PHS Flower Show Video
PHS Flower Show Video
February 14

Spring is just around the corner and you can get a sneak peek of it right now by watching...

2013 Behind the Scenes Flower Show Update
2013 Behind the Scenes Flower Show Update
February 06

Lupines, delphiniums, and boxwoods!  Blimey!  With less than a month before opening day a...

2013 Flower Show Behind The Scenes
2013 Flower Show Behind The Scenes
January 03

Stoney Bank Nurseries takes you out of London to the verdant Cotswolds for a ‘Hidcote Hol...

Jack J. Blandy, PCH has received PLNA’s 2013  Hall of Fame Award.
Jack J. Blandy, PCH has received PLNA’s 2013 Hall of Fame Award.
December 21

“Jack J. Blandy, PCH has received PLNA’s 2013 Hall of Fame Award. Jack Blandy is th...

Gold Award for Landscape Excellence by PLNA
Gold Award for Landscape Excellence by PLNA
December 21

Stoney Bank Nurseries has received a Gold Award for Excellence for the restoration

2013 Flower Show Exhibit Sneak Peak
2013 Flower Show Exhibit Sneak Peak
September 20

This year Stoney Bank Nurseries, Inc. celebrates our 34th consecutive year in the Philade...

Benefits of Fall Planting
Benefits of Fall Planting
September 20

Opportunities are always presented when one door closes and other one opens. With the dog...

Philadelphia blooms for International Flower Show
Philadelphia blooms for International Flower Show
March 05

Glen Blandy with Stoney Bank Nurseries works on an exhibit in the 2012 Philadelphia Inter...

Getting lost on the road to Hana
Getting lost on the road to Hana
March 05

That sounds romantic, doesn’t it? Actually, Jack Blandy of Stoney Bank Nurseries in...

Chesco nursery preps for Philly flower show
Chesco nursery preps for Philly flower show
February 28

Jack Blandy, Founder and President of Stoney Bank Nurseries in Glen Mills, is again takin...

Espalier training for trees and shrubs can be fruitful and creative
Espalier training for trees and shrubs can be fruitful and creative
June 06

Flowering crabapple “Molten Lava” trained along a fence at Lake County ...

2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show
2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show
April 27

A tour of the Culinary Green Roof exhibit we created for the 2011 Philadelphia Internatio...

Le Jardin De Toit Du Chef (The Chef’s Rooftop Garden)
Le Jardin De Toit Du Chef (The Chef’s Rooftop Garden)
March 11

Our Parisian chef’s garden is one of the largest showcases in the 2011 Philadelphia Inter...

Our 31st Philadelphia International Flower Show
Our 31st Philadelphia International Flower Show
February 09

What makes the Philadelphia International Flower Show as educational ...

Residential Green Roofs – Why Not at Your House?
Residential Green Roofs – Why Not at Your House?
February 04

‘Going green’ isn’t just a passing trend or catch phrase any longer in our rapidly changi...

Flower Show Forcing
Flower Show Forcing
February 02

Forcing always seemed to be a strong term for something to do with flowers. My son and I ...