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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...

23 Jun
It’s National Pollinator Week!

Welcome to the first week of summer. It arrived on the same day as the full Strawberry Moon, which is a rare occurrence for those two events to happen simultaneously. With summer comes a new chapter in our gardens and landscapes...

16 Jun
And Now For Something Different…

Last week I gave two pruning workshops that were very popular. Of course, after teaching the basics, hands immediately went up and everyone wanted to know all about hydrangeas. I delved into the difference between the different types. One species that I really like to...

16 Jun
IT’S STILL SPRING…For One More Week!

I woke up this morning after sleeping with an extra blanket and the windows wide open- it was chilly! Then I realized: it's STILL SPRING for one more week.  Good thing too, because on Monday I finally planted my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers (although I...