Weekly EMail

30 Mar
A Blooming Good Week

Greetings!     Want to hear some words of wisdom? "Rain melts snow." Yay! So if these gray, rainy days have been getting you down, keep the faith. Slowly the snow is disappearing and the gardens are waking up. Yesterday my first winter pansy bloomed outside my window....

21 Dec
Holiday Greetings!

So here it is, the last week that Natureworks will be open in 2016. With five days left, we are happily designing away, making all kinds of unique creations for you a nd your loved ones to enjoy. Wednesday is the Winter Solstice and the shortest...

17 Nov
Let the Harvest Begin!

I woke up this morning and after checking my email and doing a bit of correspondence, I headed outside to begin harvesting berries, branches, and boughs from my yard. Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK and we are starting to get our greenhouse design studio fired up....

17 Nov
Thanksgiving Tablescaping the Natureworks Way!

With the crazy election season behind us, it is a nice feeling to know that many of our customers think of Natureworks as a place of comfort and joy. So many of you wandered in last week and weekend saying "I need Natureworks right now!"...

10 Nov
Dressing Up Your Patio and Porch Pots

Jennifer, my creative landscape gardener who runs one of my crews, has been contacting her clients prior to her last visit of the season to cut the frozen garden down and plant bulbs and asking them "Do you want some WINTER INTEREST in your pots...

10 Nov
A Little Peace, Love & Magic For You This Week

Welcome to another beautiful week for playing outside! Although I KNOW we need rain, it is quite astounding to enjoy warm, sunny days in November. On Monday, I had a work day at MY house. Four of my crew members spent the entire day planting,...

07 Nov
How to Get Your Organic Lawn Ready for Winter!

At Natureworks, our focus is on building healthy soil and creating a healthy ecosystem that will encourage lawn grass and discourage weeds. Healthy turf grass in healthy soil will crowd out weeds, out-competing them for nutrients, light, and water. And most importantly, you, your children...

28 Sep
How to Grow Great Garlic  

1. Plant cloves directly in the ground about 4-6 weeks before the soilfreezes (usually not until mid to late December in Connecticut). Each clove will produce one plant with a single bulb - which may in turn contain up to twenty cloves. 2. Choose a garden...

28 Sep
Fall In Love With Your Fall Garden

It's a REALLY busy week for me and the Natureworks staff. Friday night Kassie and I are going to be auctioneers at the CT Horticultural Society Plant Acution in Vernon. Saturday morning I am teaching Dividing Perennials at Natureworks. Then, I high tail it up...

21 Sep
Creatively Colorful!

What a lovely week we are experiencing! I am seeing brilliant blue skies, colorful flowers everywhere you look, grasses waving gracefully in the breeze, monarch butterflies flitting about, birds swooping from birdbath to bush. I love this season. At Natureworks, we are DETERMINED to make...