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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...

30 Jun
An American Native Plant Celebration!

What better way to celebrate the birth of our country than to celebrate thenative plants that make our gardens and landscapes so beautiful, productive, and functional. That is why I decided that this Saturday morning (following ourEARLYBIRD SALE FROM 7-9), my garden walk will focus...

23 Jun
Providing for Pollinators in the Summer Garden

One of the main principles of planting for pollinators is to add large blocks of the same plant- 3 or more of each one. Next, be SURE to provide something in flower every week. That's called Succession of Bloom and that's where Natureworks shines! As we...