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Baby Blessed

  It's hard to believe, but the beautiful yellow iris flowers in the picture above are in bloom in my courtyard now. This is Iris pumila 'Baby Blessed'. It is a dwarf iris, growing about 18" tall. Yes, it blooms in the spring, usually mid-late May....

Fabulous Plants for My Fall Garden, continued.

Last week I listed 6 plants that will improve my garden. Those are plants I will add to my garden this month. If you missed the first six, click hereto catch up. September is a great month to look at your garden, identify gaps and...

Bulbs we Love…

This is a picture of an exciting new snow crocus named 'Orange Monarch'. Snow or species crocus are bunchflowering and bloom a few weeks before the common larger flowering crocus types. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have finally gotten my hands...

BI-WEEKLY SALE

Asters are a wonderful fall perennial. They are often covered with migrating butterflies and are adored by bees and pollinators. They grow in sun or partial shade and come back reliably, and bigger, every year. They blend beautifully with many fall perennials. On the left you...

Fall is in the Air!

 Dear Nancy, I just returned from a week away- unplugged, roaming the beautiful countryside of Vermont. I wrote a blog post about my travels- see the article in the sidebar on the left. Pictures too! I arrived home to find my garden literally overflowing with produce....

On the Road with Nancy

I just returned from Stowe, Vermont and I found so many beautiful gardens to visit and enjoy. My all time favorite is...

Renew your Fall Containers… Let us Help!

  We have exciting news! We have set up a wonderful custom planting area right as you walk into our nursery yard. We encourage you to bring us your tired, bedraggled summer pots and let us freshen them up for you. That is exactly what Janice...

A Funky, Fragrant Shrub for Fall!

Many years ago I participated in a standard flower show put on by The Branford Garden Club. It took place in the fall and I fell in love with a flowering shrub specimen in the horticulture division that was new to me. Clereodendron trichotomum is a...

Fabulous Plants for My Fall Garden

Echinacea 'Julia'  I just can't help it, when September rolls around I am suddenly filled with gardening fever once again. I look around my yard and constantly think: "what can I add next?". This has resulted in a gradual building of wonderful gardens that give me...