Blog

01 Dec
Open House Weekend is Here!

  Open House Weekend is Here!    Greetings!     We are SO excited to invite you to our 33rd annual Open House Weekend coming up this Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th. We have been preparing for this party for a long time. Enjoy hot cider and Jane's famous cookies...

17 Nov
Let the Harvest Begin!

I woke up this morning and after checking my email and doing a bit of correspondence, I headed outside to begin harvesting berries, branches, and boughs from my yard. Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK and we are starting to get our greenhouse design studio fired up....

17 Nov
Thanksgiving Tablescaping the Natureworks Way!

With the crazy election season behind us, it is a nice feeling to know that many of our customers think of Natureworks as a place of comfort and joy. So many of you wandered in last week and weekend saying "I need Natureworks right now!"...

10 Nov
Dressing Up Your Patio and Porch Pots

Jennifer, my creative landscape gardener who runs one of my crews, has been contacting her clients prior to her last visit of the season to cut the frozen garden down and plant bulbs and asking them "Do you want some WINTER INTEREST in your pots...

10 Nov
A Little Peace, Love & Magic For You This Week

Welcome to another beautiful week for playing outside! Although I KNOW we need rain, it is quite astounding to enjoy warm, sunny days in November. On Monday, I had a work day at MY house. Four of my crew members spent the entire day planting,...

07 Nov
How to Get Your Organic Lawn Ready for Winter!

At Natureworks, our focus is on 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 weeds, out-competing them for nutrients, light, and water. And most importantly, you, your children...

03 Nov
And Now it’s November

Greetings!     Halloween has come and gone and November is upon us. We are experiencing another brief interlude of Indian Summer, with temperatures heading into the 70's and bulbs to get in the ground, so much to do in our client's gardens. We even have some brand...

28 Oct
Halloween Happenings & More

Halloween is just around the corner, and with the final weekend of October comes a few special events that you won't want to miss. This Saturday morning in our last Early Bird Sale of 2016. If you get here between 7 and 9 am, you will...

28 Sep
How to Grow Great Garlic  

1. Plant cloves directly in the ground about 4-6 weeks before the soilfreezes (usually not until mid to late December in Connecticut). Each clove will produce one plant with a single bulb - which may in turn contain up to twenty cloves. 2. Choose a garden...

28 Sep
Fall In Love With Your Fall Garden

It's a REALLY busy week for me and the Natureworks staff. Friday night Kassie and I are going to be auctioneers at the CT Horticultural Society Plant Acution in Vernon. Saturday morning I am teaching Dividing Perennials at Natureworks. Then, I high tail it up...