Landscape Science

The Landscaping Nursery Difference

Drost Headquarters in Petoskey Michigan

Since its founding in 1991, Drost has maintained its own greenhouses, nursery, and garden center. Doing so makes all the difference for both our company and your landscape installation.


The decision to integrate a nursery gave us unparalleled quality control of our products. We can manage the health, hardiness, and appearance of our plants that we use, providing our clients with nothing but the best.

Our reputation for quality has created a local following of plant lovers who visit out greenhouses every year to purchase their flats of flowers, herbs and other plants that we know will thrive in Northern Michigan.

Diversity & Availability

Having an extensive selection of plants hardy to Northern Michigan in our operation on site provides our clients a greater selection of residential landscaping materials, including new and exciting varieties of plants that make your Michigan landscape remarkable. While we are not considered a native plant nursery, we carry many species of plants that are native to Northern Michigan. With more choices in our plant nursery, we’re able to maintain several varieties of ornamental trees, for example, that are often hard to find otherwise.

What makes a plant difficult to source isn’t just limited to its popularity. For some species of plants, there are only certain times of year you can dig or propagate. By working with our clients, design team, and nursery manager, we can meet the needs of each landscape installation, having an appropriate supply or healthy and diverse stock ready to go. Our plant nursery is at capacity for longer periods of time, allowing for a diverse selection of plant varieties – available long after other suppliers are sold out. As a part of our landscape design services, our team will care for your plant selections until the day of installation.


Our professional staff maintains decades worth of knowledge and passion and are willing to share their knowledge, so our clients achieve the most out of their visit to our plant nursery. Well-educated and trained in horticulture and botany, our nursery and greenhouse staff are enthusiastic about connecting people and plants where they live, work and play.

Armed with the knowledge of which plants thrive well in northern Michigan, we stock our greenhouses accordingly, bringing a full palette of beauty and hardiness. Take the Northern Catalpa Tree for example. (Pictured here) This is a gorgeous variety of flowering shade tree that not only is beautiful but grows well in Hardiness Zones 4 – 8.

Northern Catalpa - courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Click to Learn More from Arbor Day Foundation | Northern Catalpa - Image: Wikimedia Commons


When you choose Drost as your landscape designer, we give our all so that you end up with a landscape design and installation plan that’s not only beautiful but is also healthy and hardy to endure the northern Michigan climate.

Spend some time with us at our nursery and garden center, and our staff will assist you in selecting beautiful plants for your landscape.