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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...

19 May
Organic Edibles and Unusual Annuals Galore!

Last weekend broke all records for any two day period at Natureworks. A great big THANK YOU to all of my staff who worked so hard to prepare for the first wave of veggie gardeners to descend upon our store. That was just the beginning!...

05 May
Plants Instead of Mulch!

If I spot a trend among my customers, clients, neighbors, and friends, I ALWAYS feel compelled to share it with you. In the past month, I can't even count the number of time people have said to me "I am sick of mulching over and...

05 May
May Love

Welcome to the "merry" month of May. The month is starting out a tad gloomy with rain falling throughout the state. We are working full steam ahead despite the weather as we have no less than 7 truckloads of plants arriving in the next few...