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  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...

It's October! One of the prettiest months of the year, and a time when we all get re-energized to decorate and plant and celebrate the cooler weather. A deep, soaking rain as the month arrived assures that the grass seed will sprout and our newly...

What a BEAUTIFUL beginning to the Fall we are having! The weather is just gorgeous! Sunny days, a little rain Monday night, amazing fog early in the day and cool evenings. Just what we needed! This is Diane writing to you, Natureworks store manager. Nancy...

I write this email on Tuesdays and this morning, I was a couple of hours late to get up to my office as I had to help unload truck after truck of fresh, fall plants.  Three shipments in 2 hours and now, there are no parking...

I have just returned from a lovely vacation in Paniculata Paradise, a.k.a. Vermont, where Hydrangea paniculata plants are EVERYWHERE! Every variety, every size, every form. Why are they everywhere? Because they are totally hardy up there and they bloom without fail.    The new flowers of panicle...

As I typed the words of the title for this week's email, I shook my head in amazement. Where does the time go? How can Labor Day be this weekend? I guess the signs are all around us. I read the passage of time by...