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Protecting our Pollinators

Last week I spent two days at the University of CT. Besides teaching two classes, I took many classes with experts from around the country. I was very impressed with a lecture given by Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society on Conserving Pollinating Insects. She...

Spring Pruning of Summer Blooming Shrubs

Caryopteris   What can you do in the garden in the early spring? Prune all the flowering shrubs that bloom on current year's wood. Those are the plants that flower in the summer and fall. We will be having a garden walk where I will be demonstrating...

‘Iron Lady’ Tomatoes

  Photo courtesy of High Mowing Seeds This winter I posed a question on Facebook asking our readers to name their favorite tomato varieties. I was ordering seeds and we were finalizing our Incredible Edibles list. 'Cherokee Purple' and 'Sungold' were popular, along with many other heirlooms....

04 Mar
To Sow or Not to Sow That is the Question!

There are two types of gardeners: those that love the excitement of growing plants from seed and those that are secretly afraid of growing from seed. Believe me, at Natureworks we work with "newbies", complete beginners and turn them on to the ancient ritual and...