Author: Kurt Fromherz

Landscape Crew Natureworker since 2003 NANCY ADDS…“Amy has been with Natureworks since we were in Stony Creek when she ran a crew (as did her sister before her) before switching to part time to raise her family. She has been working in some of our client’s gardens...

Landscape Crew Natureworker since 1997 NANCY ADDS…“I have known Colleen since I started Natureworks. She is an amazing gardener- everyone who sees her home gardens goes away in awe. She is a really hard worker, raising the bar for all who join the gardening crew with her...

Gardener Natureworker since 2006 I was the head floral designer for an upscale florist in Key Largo, Florida and also worked for an orchid specialist. I've learned so much from the courses I've taken at Natureworks. MY SPECIALTY:  Weeding and Customer care. FUN FACT:  I taught physical education to...

Landscape Maintenance Team Leader Natureworker since 2002 Certified Forklift Operator CT Accredited Nursery Professional Certified DEEP Pesticide Supervisor I was a garden helper at the Hay House Organic Farm in Old Saybrook and I have taken classes that focus on native plants and pollinators. MY SPECIALTY:  Herb gardens, native plants/habitat planting,...

Landscape Crew Natureworker since 1996 NOFA Accredited Land Care Practitioner Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional (CNLA/CANP) Born in NYC, we moved to the suburbs of Long Island and then CT when I was still young. I began landscaping in my early 20's with Joe Bartlett, who had a New Haven...

Jenn Belanger, Crew Leader Natureworker since 2006 NOFA Accredited Land Care Practitioner CT Accredited Nursery Professional   B.S. Wildlife Ecology from University of Maine A.S. Marine Biology from Mitchell College NANCY ADDS…“Jenn started in the shop and they were crushed when she switched to the crew as she is one of the...

Last week I spent two days at the University of CT. Besides teaching two classes, I took many classes with experts from around the country. I was very impressed with a lecture given by Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society on Conserving Pollinating Insects. She...

Caryopteris   What can you do in the garden in the early spring? Prune all the flowering shrubs that bloom on current year's wood. Those are the plants that flower in the summer and fall. We will be having a garden walk where I will be demonstrating...

  Photo courtesy of High Mowing Seeds This winter I posed a question on Facebook asking our readers to name their favorite tomato varieties. I was ordering seeds and we were finalizing our Incredible Edibles list. 'Cherokee Purple' and 'Sungold' were popular, along with many other heirlooms....

Welcome to the first full week of spring and the last full week of March. We have been blessed with a few glorious spring days for which I am grateful. I can't help but grumble about the deep cold that follows every nice day- what...