THIS is the Week to Plant!

Guess what? It's STILL SPRING! We have two more full weeks of this glorious season to go. June has been simply beautiful, and now that we have had a bit of rain, Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) is on my shopping list for this week. This is a...

Happy first full week of June.  I spent my weekend working in my garden. The weather was stunning, the sky was blue, there was a delicious breeze, and I got a lot done. I write this email on Tuesdays in the Natureworks office. As I...

Guess what? Memorial Day is behind us and it's still May! And what a May it has been. We were so blessed with the sunniest Memorial Day weekend I can remember. The gardens are exploding with color. The vegetable plants I have planted already have...

May is progressing nicely. I am SO HAPPY that the monsoon season abated and we have enjoyed many sunny days. I noticed as I was walking around my garden, checking on when my peonies will be opening, that my mind was playing future games. Instead...

It's VEGGIE WEEK! Every year, the week after Mother's Day, we get in a giant shipment of organic veggie seedlings. We start in late fall and early winter contracting with our organic growers, choosing varieties, sending them seed, and honing our choices. We are super excited about...

Ah May. What a month. It never ceases to thrill me when I drive around and see so many magnificent trees in flower. Life is exploding from the earth. If you The hummingbirds are here, are you ready? Cuphea is one of their favorite flowers.  wander into...

Spring is unfolding very slowly this year. Instead of lamenting the cool temperatures, I am actually quite thrilled that we are having a very typical spring. Sunny days, cool nights are actually normal. We don't WANT it to be hot at this time of year,...

So it's Tuesday morning and I roll into Natureworks, ready to write the weekly Ranunculus! email. I walk around the shop, the greenhouse, and the nursery yard and am amazed at how much has changed since Saturday. Wow! So much to write about and share with you....

Welcome to the first week of April. We are on a bit of a roller coaster ride, with sunny days, a bit of cold rain, and fluctuating temperatures. Yet, here at Natureworks, we are continuing full steam ahead. The delivery trucks keep rolling in, and...

Spring has arrived and I find myself wanting to get outside and garden. Some days, that can happen. Others, it's too cold or rainy. When I can work outside, I focus on one area, one project at time. Last Sunday, I worked WAY too hard clearing briars...