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The 2015 Organic Lawn Care Season Begins!

At Natureworks, our goal is building healthy soil and creating a healthy ecosystem that will encourage lawn grass and discourage weeds. Healthy turf grass in healthy soil will crowd out other plants, out-competing them for nutrients, light, and water. And most importantly, you, your children...

Milkweed and Monarchs

When you think of monarch butterflies, you probably dream of a picture like the one above with a butterfly nectaring on a pretty flower, such as a zinnia. Butterflies need TWO things- they need nectar from flowers, for sure. But before that, they need what...

Spring is in Fast Forward!

Spring is not only here, it is now in FAST FORWARD! In one week, I have seen more flowers appear before my eyes than ever before. We so deserve all of the warm, sunny weather we get right now. You should see our nursery yard!...

We are in Hellebore Heaven!

Helleborus 'Cinnamon Snow' and Peppermint Ruffles' Got Hellebores? We do! Twelve varieties are scheduled to be delivered this week and just in time. They are beginning to unfurl their flowers in our gardens and everyone has started asking about them. What make Hellebores so special? First of...

Garden Walks Begin This Week!

I do believe spring is finally here. I see the unmistakable signs everywhere. Trucks are dropping off nursery stock, perennials, spring veggies, and cool season annuals every day this week. On Sunday I heard peepers and watched the buds swell on the maple tree in...

Jan Johnsen of Serenity in the Garden

     This winter I made the trek up to snowbound Boston to see a woman speak that I have been following for many years. Jan Johnsen is a garden designer and writer. Her Serenity in the Garden blog caught my eye a long time ago...

Celebrate the Rebirth of Spring

Do you think that by THIS weekend we could have spring, please??? Last Saturday was just kind of ridiculous, snowing all day, just as we had melted a substantial portion of the winter's snow. I hear by Friday it will be in the 60's. NOW...

Get Your SPRING On!

If you are like me, you wake up in the morning and look out the window and shake your head in wonder because it still looks like the frozen tundra out there. This is spring? REALLY? I know EGGS-ACTLY what you mean...

Natureworks Opens This Friday!

Spring is finally arriving this week and Natureworks is opening full time for the season on Friday, March 20th. We couldn't be more excited! The signs are everywhere. Snowbanks are slowly disappearing. Winter aconites, snowdrops, and witch hazels are all blooming (albeit three weeks late this...