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To Cut or Not to Cut…

This week we have been bombarded with questions about exactly what to cut back in the garden. That is exactly why I am giving a garden walk on this very subject on Saturday morning. Siberian iris foliage has turned yellow, time to cut it down. The...

A Few Great Tips

Remember last winter? It was insanely cold with temperatures at 12 below zero for almost a week. So many of our roses died completely to the ground and took many months to recover if they lived at all. That is why we HILL UP OUR...

Designing with Bulbs

There are so many ways to incorporate spring and early summer blooming bulbs into your gardens. Let me illustrate for you some of my design techniques...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, November 1st Last Garden Walk of the Season 9:30 - 10:30 am To cut or not to cut, that is the question. Nancy will show you how and when to cut back all the different perennials and flowering shrubs. She will demonstrate hilling up roses and other...

Beginning Thursday, October 23rd

All in-stock OUTDOOR plants & pumpkins 50% OFF Take advantage of this amazing weather and keep on planting! 75% off Coreopsis, Echinacea, Asters, ornamental grasses, and strawberry plants  HALF PRICE all outdoor fountains   PLUS...

Golden Fall Days

Dear Nancy, October is unfolding nicely, don't you think? The picture above was taken in my back yard last Thursday evening after a full day of rain. It's such a glorious, golden time of year. We had our first frost on Monday night, some milder than...

Wilt-Pruf Time is Here

At Natureworks, we LOVE Wilt-Pruf. This is an all-natural, anti-dessicant spray made of pine sap that we spray on our broadleaf evergreens to keep them from drying out in the winter. The temperature range to spray Wilt-Pruf is critical: it must be applied when it...

Veggie Confetti

...and more microgreen information... Last week I told you about a new micro-green blend developed by my friend Sandy Merrill from Hart's Seed Company in Wethersfield. She named it Veggie Confetti! The packets have arrived and we have already planted some samples in our greenhouse for...

Good News is Worth Repeating: Nancy is on the Radio!

Look who I'm playing with every Saturday! It's Len Giddix and co-host Scott Reil of Garden Talk on Saturdays from 12-2 on WTIC 1080AM. Scott and Len have invited me to have a regular segment just after 12 noon on their weekly show. Call in...

Bulbs We Love- Snowdrops

Snowdrops are the very first bulbs to come up in the garden. Forget spring, these beauties bloom in late February or early March, literally right through the snow, thus the name. We carry THREE varieties of snowdrops at Natureworks. They vary in height and bloom...