Author: Kurt Fromherz

It's hard to believe that this is the last week of April. May 1st is Sunday and it is certainly time to get planting! The nights can still be quite chilly, so focus on planting cool tolerant annuals such as the gorgeous Diascias shown above...

As many of you know, I garden with the phases of the moon. This week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, is the time to plant above ground annuals, especially flowering plants and herbs. I have gathered seedlings of broccoli raab, 'Nancy Butterhead' lettuce, and chard....

Happy Earth Day Week everyone! This is OUR time to celebrate here at Natureworks. We love to see people from all over the world focusing on organic food and gardening methods, recycling, conservation, and generally cherishing this amazing planet that we inhabit. Thirty three years...

We made it through the April ice age and I am happy to report that our plants are actually doing great! Aside from some frozen flowers on the early magnolias and forsythias, everything else is recovering nicely. I unwrapped my peach tree and was thrilled...

At the start of every week (actually, usually on my day off on Sunday) I begin thinking about what I am going to write in this week's email. Often I have a chat with Diane St. John, photographer extraordinaire and retail shop manager. Then, on...

Last week in this email we talked about the negative effects of lawn poisons on birds, bees, and other creatures. This weekend I noticed that dandelions are starting to flower in my neighborhood. This plant is the cause of more toxins being dumped on our...

I have to keep reminding myself this week that it is still March! With Easter in the past and the daffodils and star magnolias in full bloom everywhere, it sure feels like April to me. Never mind the crazy chaos happening on every front at...

This July, I am organizing a trip to England to visit gardens. I have wanted to go to England for as long as I can remember. I have studied the work of Christopher Lloyd, Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Jekyll, Adrian Bloom. I have dreamed of this...

The word from the local weather forecasters is that this week, the temperatures will reach 70 degrees! Wow! That puts me and all my staff into high gear. This week, we have already received 18 pallets of Coast of Maine compost and soils. The shop is...