Blog

07 Apr
Dear Mother Nature…

At the start of every week (actually, usually on my day off on Sunday) I begin thinking about what I am going to write in this week's email. Often I have a chat with Diane St. John, photographer extraordinaire and retail shop manager. Then, on...

01 Apr
The Dandelion Wars

Last week in this email we talked about the negative effects of lawn poisons on birds, bees, and other creatures. This weekend I noticed that dandelions are starting to flower in my neighborhood. This plant is the cause of more toxins being dumped on our...

01 Apr
Oh So PRETTY!

I have to keep reminding myself this week that it is still March! With Easter in the past and the daffodils and star magnolias in full bloom everywhere, it sure feels like April to me. Never mind the crazy chaos happening on every front at...

10 Mar
Will You Travel to England With Me This Summer?

This July, I am organizing a trip to England to visit gardens. I have wanted to go to England for as long as I can remember. I have studied the work of Christopher Lloyd, Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Jekyll, Adrian Bloom. I have dreamed of this...

10 Mar
Spring Is In The Air!

The word from the local weather forecasters is that this week, the temperatures will reach 70 degrees! Wow! That puts me and all my staff into high gear. This week, we have already received 18 pallets of Coast of Maine compost and soils. The shop is...

02 Mar
What you CAN do in your Garden RIGHT NOW

I don't know about you, but every day the sun is shining and it's not freezing outside, I long to work in my yard. My husband and my neighbors are probably all rolling their eyes to see me outside already, but there is so much...

02 Mar
Welcome March-Let’s Get Growing!

March is here, and it's time to get organized for your spring garden. Lucky for you, this Saturday is GROW DAY, an all-day seminar about growing food and creating the best organic yard you possibly can. A small part of my tomato harvest last year, along...

Connecticut Flower Show App

When you get to the flower show this week, be sure to download their new App. Download the CT Flower & Garden Show app and make sure to visit our booth for a chance to win plants, prizes and more! You can use the app to...

17 Feb
It’s Flower Show Week!

After suffering through the coldest winter weekend of 2016, I am thrilled to be heading up to the CT Convention Center in Hartford for the Flower and Garden Show this Thursday through Sunday. Actually, my staff and I will be spending the entire week there,...

10 Feb
A Superfruit You May Not Know About

Last Saturday, I was thrilled to speak to a large group at the CT Horticultural Society's Winter Symposium. My talk focused on Plants with a Purpose, a theme that you will see woven into absolutely everything we will be doing this year at Natureworks. I...