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01 Oct
Bulbs for Breast Cancer Fundraiser is THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend is our annual Bulbs for Breast Cancer fundraiser. I started this event many years ago to help raise money for a wonderful local group, After the Storm. After seeing what my sister went through following her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, I quickly...

The Garden Bouquet of the Week

I am on a mission! I want to inspire all of my readers to go out to the garden every week and pick flowers. I have been doing it for decades and it brings so much beauty to the inside of my house. This week's...

24 Sep
Fall Planting Season Has Arrived!

Fall officially arrived on Wednesday, September 23rd. What a spectacular week we have in store! The weather is sunny, the temperatures are perfect, the nights are cool, and the conditions are ideal for planting. We are fully stocked with gorgeous fall blooming perennials. I just...

17 Sep
The Garden Bouquet of the Week!

I am on a mission! I want to inspire all of my readers to go out to the garden every week and pick flowers. I have been doing it for decades and it brings so much beauty to the inside of my house. To kick...

17 Sep
Fall Festival of Flowers!

I was talking with Diane the other day, and we were trying to put our finger on just what is so different about Natureworks at this time of year. Basically, we have tons and tons of really amazing fall blooming perennials. Yes, we decorate with...

10 Sep
Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’ in my Garden

Vernonia 'Iron Butterfly' in my garden, covered with honey bees and other pollinators. I could hear the plant buzzing from a distance as I approached! It is next to Sanguisorba canadensis, another great native for September. As I walked my gardens on Sunday, I realized how...

10 Sep
Cooling Down our September Heatwave

Labor Day has come and gone and it's pretty hard to believe it's September with yet anotherheatwave upon us. But the biggest story in the gardening world is the drought. I came home from a week's vacation in Vermont (where it was also hot and...

27 Aug
Fabulous Flowers for Fall

Perennial ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum) is starting to bloom next to the buds of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' in my Middletown garden. This week as I was fighting the crab grass wars in my perennial borders, I noticed the first of my perennial ageratum flowers coming into bloom....

27 Aug
A Magical Week

Magic is in the air at Natureworks this week. The shop is filled with monarchs in every stage of life. We are preparing for our free talk this Saturdaymorning, All About the Monarch Butterfly. Join our "crazy monarch lady" and retail manager Diane St. John...

20 Aug
To Deadhead or Not to Deadhead…That is the Question.

I walked by a mixed planter on the front lawn ofNatureworks and noticed the above blue berries covering a lantana. Horrors! If you let your lantana form seeds they will stop flowering. Which leads me to the burning question of the week: what should I...