Blog

05 Aug
Hatch Watch 2016

Check out the picture at the top of this email. Do you know what you are looking at? It's one of the most amazing things that has ever happened at Natureworks. Right now, as I write this, we have over 100 monarch butterfly chrysalises hanging...

29 Jul
Tomato Care in Mid-Summer

Do you know what's good about a heat wave in July? The tomatoes love it! I returned from England to tomatoes sprawling everywhere. I pounded nearly 3 dozen wooden stakes into the ground and used up an entire spool of twine wrestling them into shape...

29 Jul
An Exciting, MAGICAL Week Ahead!

It's late July and it's been hot and dry BUT at Natureworks, things are HOPPING! Last Saturday we had an astounding 45 people on my garden walk that focused on cutting back and feeding plants in mid-summer. Because of that interest, I will address many of...

25 Jul
They LOVE Our Native American Beauties in England!

When I worked with Carolyn Mullet of Carex Tours to plan my custom garden tour to England, I asked to see some classic National Trust gardens, private gardens, a village, and some gardens designed or inspired by Piet Oudolf and the New Dutch Wave. She...

25 Jul
We’re Back!

I just returned from 10 days in England. It was a dream come true for me to visit incredible gardens and tour the villages and countryside. If you are on Facebook, you have been seeing many of the pictures I have been posting. If not,...

14 Jul
Garlic Goodness!! And What’s Next?

The garlic in my garden was ready this past weekend! The leaves had started to yellow from the bottom so I dug one up and decided it was time. In my mind, there is no easier crop than garlic. Garlic is planted in the late...

14 Jul
Crazy for Coneflowers!

As you all know, our dear boss Nancy is away on the trip of her dreams in England with many friends and gardeners. She has smartly unplugged from work and we await the stories and photos upon her return. In the meantime we here at Natureworks...

07 Jul
What’s Bugging You?

Do you grow squash in your garden? Most of us do. One zucchini plant will feed a family for the summer. This weekend we noticed our squash plants had holes in them. We turned the leaves over and found the tiny brown eggs seen above....

07 Jul
We’re Talking Butterflies

On Sunday, Diane noticed a male monarch flitting around the garden center all day. Tuesday morning, in the mist, Amber A female monarch spotted on July 5th! spotted a female monarch butterfly on- wait for it...

30 Jun
The Genus Asclepias- Milkweed and its Relatives

Milkweed, three years after planting from a tiny seedling in Diane's garden As many of you may already know, Natureworks is Monarch Butterfly headquarters in the area. Our gardens are filled with milkweed and many other species and varieties of the genus Asclepias. Why? All butterflies...