Welcome to Blue River Nursery
We are far from your "typical" plant place. People tell us a visit to Blue River Nursery is the next best thing to visiting a botanical garden.
Whether you are landscaping your home or are a serious plant collector, we think you‘ll really enjoy visiting our nursery.
We are located in Columbia City Indiana, 3 miles north of U.S. 30 in between Fort Wayne Indiana and Warsaw.
Order Online Today!
If you are too far away to visit our nursery in person YOU CAN ORDER OUR PLANTS ONLINE and we can have them shipped so they arrive on your doorstep in a few short days! Just check out all our plants on this site to get started. If you have any questions about any plants feel free to contact us by clicking the Contact/Map tab at the top of the page.
Our Current Hours
Monday: Open by Appointment
Tuesday: Open by Appointment
Wednesday: Open by appointment
Thursday: Open by appointment
Friday: Open by appointment
Saturday: Usually open around 9 till about 5
Summer Weather Has Been Great
It's hard to believe it's already August. So far the weather has been great for growing plants. If you planted this spring or summer you made a great call! July brought record breaking lows set back in the 1880's. Even though the cooler temperatures ruined lake weekends for some and forced us to get into sweatshirts at times, this summer's weather has been quite nice. That is if you work outside daily like we do.
Fall Planting Tips
The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of color in your landscape & gardens. Choosing the right plants, trees and shrubs can help you carry color well into the fall around the first frost. A tree that carries some great color in the fall is the Brandywine and a bush we recommend would be Hydrangea Paniculata 'Bobo'.
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5 Trees For Fall Color
Below are our top 5 trees for fall color.
3 Bushes To Plant In The Fall
We think these three bushes could make a great splash of color during your fall landscaping project.
- Hydrangea Paniculata
- Weigela Spilled Wine
Flowers To Plant This Fall
Of course no fall landscape project or planting is complete without some great plants to go along with the trees and bushes. From reds & oranges to greens & yellows, you're sure to find a plant or flower that exceeds all of your fall planting expectations with our top 10 plants for this fall.
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Planting & Care Guide
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