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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...

10 Feb
Garden Love

Our glorious spring weather has temporarily disappeared and the reality of February in CT has returned. What a perfect excuse to gather together with like-minded garden lovers and talk plants! You will have many opportunities to do so in the coming weeks, starting with this...

03 Feb
Bee Plants You Can Grow from Seed

This year, the buzz all around us is about planting for pollinators. Many of our native bees as well as honeybees are declining in numbers; some may have already become extinct. This is due to many factors including pesticide use, loss of habitat, the fragmentation...

03 Feb
Seedy Sunday Is Here!

Is it spring yet? The weather over the past few days has been amazing. I have snowdrops in bloom and my purple witch hazel was covered with honeybeeson Monday when I went down into my lower yard to take photographs. Shipments are already arriving on...

Gardening Classes Begin Soon!

Gardening Classes Begin Soon! Hot off the press, the 2016 Natureworks Winter/Early Spring Class Brochure is ready. I am so excited about the many workshops we are offering in the next few months. The first two classes are coming up soon. On February 13, I will...

27 Jan
Planning For Spring!

  Why is Nancy smiling? Because I am standing with Ken Druse and Dan Furman and we are going to be the speakers at the upcoming CT Horticultural Society Symposium on February 6th at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. There are about 20 spots left- register today! Details on this symposium and all...

04 Dec
Great Greens That I Love!

For nearly 12 years I have been planting evergreens in the shop gardens and in my home landscape to be able to harvest unusual, fresh cut greenery, branches, and berries for the holiday season at Natureworks. As the years go by and the plants slowly...

04 Dec
It’s Party Time

Welcome December. Although the days may be shorter and the light lessened, all is bright atNatureworks right now. We are gearing up for our 32nd Annual Holiday Open House, a.k.a. COOKIE WEEKEND! Yes, Jane has been baking her famous cookies for days and days and...

25 Nov
Great Greens that I LOVE!

We have fresh cut Concolor fir available by the bunch. It smells like lemons and is a soft, blue color. For nearly 12 years I have been planting evergreens in the shop gardens and in my home landscape to be able to harvest unusual, fresh cut...