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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...

21 Sep
Creatively Colorful!

What a lovely week we are experiencing! I am seeing brilliant blue skies, colorful flowers everywhere you look, grasses waving gracefully in the breeze, monarch butterflies flitting about, birds swooping from birdbath to bush. I love this season. At Natureworks, we are DETERMINED to make...

08 Sep
Our Ongoing Focus on Pollinators and Butterflies

This Friday afternoon from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, I have been asked to give a presentation at the North Haven Fair on Planting for Pollinators and Butterflies. I am so psyched! I will be at one of the classrooms put together by the Boy Scout...

08 Sep
The Bulbs Are Here! The Bulbs Are Here!

Labor Day has come and gone. In the past week, Natureworks has totally transformed the inside of our store into BULB paradise. Not only do we have thousands of beautiful spring and early summer blooming bulbs in stock, we 'Waterlily' Colchicums, culinary sage, and Allium thungbergii...

18 Aug
Heat and Drought Proofing Your Garden

The extreme and prolonged temperatures in the 90's of the past few weeks have really tested the tenacity of all gardeners. We are finally getting some deep soaking rains after nearly a month of completely dry conditions. If your garden has suffered, you are not...

18 Aug
Have a Gourmet Fall!

We are deep in the heart of August and just emerging from a brutal heat wave. Although it has been tough on gardeners, I have literally watched my plants grow, especially the vegetables. All of the sudden I am swimming in cucumbers. The tomatoes are starting...

11 Aug
Weekly Veggie Tips from Natureworks

We've always encouraged you to keep on planting into the Fall, and we're sure that you don't want your current crop to be the last of your homegrown veggies for the year. In honor of your continuing veggie crops, we will be offering you a...

11 Aug
The Magic Continues!

What a very special summer we are having here at Natureworks. Last Saturday we released over 60 monarch butterflies in front of a large crowd.Tuesday we released 16 more. They are being born every single day in our shop- it is impossible to arrive in...

05 Aug
You’ll Have it made in the Shade

When the dog days of summer arrive, you will find yourself moving from shady spot to shady spot in your yard. Shade gardens are a true blessing in the summertime. The photo above is from an enchanting private garden that I visited in England- Kiftsgate....