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Nancy on the Radio!

Look who I'm playing with! It's Scott Reil, co-host with Len Giddix 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 with your...

Beautiful Beautyberry

One of my absolute favorite fall shrubs is Callicarpa (beautyberry). This is simply amazing. Everyone who visits our gardens asks about it. In October, the berries turn an eye-popping, dayglow purple. As the frosts arrive, the foliage turns bright yellow which makes an intense color...

Bulbs we Love

Grape hyacinths are really easy care, perennial bulbs that spread beautifully over the years. They make great little cut flowers and smell sweet. This week we are featuring Muscari 'Peppermint Stick', a bluish purple blossom with a white tip on the top. Plant these in...

Upcoming Events

  Saturday, October 18th Playing with Pumpkins 9:30-10:30 am Free! This is one of the most enjoyed fall events of the season. We supply you with a small sugar pumpkin. You carve it out, add a bit of floral foam, and then take a walk with Nancy through...

Bulbs for Breast Cancer Fund-Raiser This Weekend!

Dear Nancy, Welcome October, one of the prettiest months of the year! I love working outside in my yard right now. The air is so cool, the leaves are starting to turn, the garden is abundant. I hope you too are taking time to "play in...

Garden Sickle to the Rescue!

I've started cutting down large stands of perennials in my gardens that have completely finished for the season. This is a gradual process that takes place over the next two months. Our rule of thumb is: if it's brown or yellow, cut it down. If...

Designing with Bulbs

This Saturday morning, as part of our Bulbs for Breast Cancer fund-raiser, I will be teaching a free class about Designing with Bulbs. In my opinion, bulbs are an integral part of every garden. They double the color that you can enjoy, no matter how...

Bulbs we Love…

Nectaroscordum siculum is called Mediterannean Bells or Sicilian Honey Garlic and is one of the most asked about bulbs in our gardens. Blooming in June, the 3' tall spires rise up to display a cluster of dangling bells that are cream striped with dark maroon....

Bulbs For Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th Fun events all weekend! 5th Annual Bulbs for Breast Cancer Fund-raiser: Raffles, Refreshments and more! 10% of all bulb sales during this weekend will be donated to After the Storm,Inc. a local group that assists cancer survivors heal emotionally, physically and spiritually. Make...