Blog

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...

09 Jun
Succession of Bloom in the Garden

Many years ago, I wrote and published a book on Succession of Bloom in the Perennial Garden that explains how to plan your garden so that you have color every month of the growing season. This book came about because I was frustrated that most of...

09 Jun
The Garden Is my Happy Place!

June is in full bloom everywhere I go. At Natureworks, I am astounded by the gardens, they are so lush and brimming with color. Peonies and Baptisias are stealing the show this week, and I find myself wandering around, soaking up the beauty, instead of...

02 Jun
Got Shade? We’ve Got The Color

A few years ago, downy mildew hit our beloved impatiens plants. Industry wide, we were told to stop selling them. New Guinea impatiens weren't affected, but many of us starting scrambling to come up with creative alternatives for our shade gardens. Being a total plant...

02 Jun
June is in Bloom…and…Let’s Prune

June is here and the gardens are lush and abundant. The succession of bloom in our landscapes is gradually transitioning to a new palette- bearded irises, yarrows, Lupines, Baptisias, poppies, and peonies are now the stars of the show. Most of us obsessed food gardeners...

27 May
So Many Veggie Plants at Natureworks!

The weather is warm, Memorial Day Weekend is around the corner, it's TIME to plant your veggies!!! I am so happy every time I walk into our Incredible Edibles section. We have been restocking and rearranging on a regular basis to make sure we have a...

26 May
Weigela and Boxwood-What do they have in common?

Last weekend, I was taking a walk with my husband around our neighborhood and spotted a Weigela in bloom. My first thought was "I have to write about the boxwood leafminer in the email this week." What? Boxwood leafminer is a destructive pest of boxwood plants....

26 May
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration of Flowers and Food!

What a wondrous time of year. Everywhere I go I see and hear signs of life reborn. Tree frogs have starting calling to each other in my backyard and in the yards of my clients. What a loud brrreeeeep! they make. Have you ever seen...