Author: Kurt Fromherz

Are you looking for some last minute ideas for folks on your gift list? Natureworks is the place to go this weekend. We are open Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4, and Monday 9-6. We are overflowing with the most beautiful arrangements of fresh cut greenery, flowers,...

Twas the week before Christmas and the week before Hanukkah and the week before Kwanzaa and the week OF the winter solstice. So much to celebrate!  Did you see my video last week? This is a sample of Mantel Roping that I made. I will be...

I am writing this email from home, with snow covering all of my gardens.  Santa will be here on Saturday from 10 am-noon to help us kickoff our 36th Open House Suddenly, it really LOOKS like the holiday season! My guys are climbing all over the evergreens...

Guess what? This email is sent every Wednesday afternoon. As of Thanksgiving day, Natureworks is open 25 more days in 2019! How is this possible? Thanksgiving is very late this year and we are facing a condensed holiday season as a result. As usual, Natureworks...

There is no denying it, things are changing. As I write this, tiny snowflakes are flying through the air. Last Friday I worked outside with one of my crews and had on five layers of clothing and winter gloves. The leaves have fallen off the...

  The view from my kitchen window as the sun sets this week. How can it be November already? With the turning back of the clocks last weekend, reality is truly setting in. The year is winding down, and with it, the outdoor gardening we love so...

It is a sparkling, sunny day outside. The foliage that didn't fall off of the trees during Sunday's rain storm is all aglow. We still haven't had a hard, killing frost at Natureworks or in my home garden in Middletown. I continue to eat from...

October is in full swing and it's time to get into the spirit of the season! Put those  Millet with black flowers and golden foliage. Get into the spirit of the season with some creative fall decor! pumpkins and gourds all over the place. Appreciate seedpods and...

Is your garden filled with color? If not, it COULD be! My garden is a pollinator paradise and is so filled with color that I have a hard time tearing myself away to go  Aster cordifolius 'Avondale' attracts so many pollinators. inside for dinner. I walk out...

I am going to tell you something that you may not believe: October is the second busiest planting month of the year! We LOVE planting right now as the soil is very warm, the air is cool, there is regular rainfall, and it's not humid.    Take...