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We are deep in the heart of August and just emerging from a brutal heat wave. Although it has been tough on gardeners, I have literally watched my plants grow, especially the vegetables. All of the sudden I am swimming in cucumbers. The tomatoes are starting...

We've always encouraged you to keep on planting into the Fall, and we're sure that you don't want your current crop to be the last of your homegrown veggies for the year. In honor of your continuing veggie crops, we will be offering you a...

What a very special summer we are having here at Natureworks. Last Saturday we released over 60 monarch butterflies in front of a large crowd.Tuesday we released 16 more. They are being born every single day in our shop- it is impossible to arrive in...

When the dog days of summer arrive, you will find yourself moving from shady spot to shady spot in your yard. Shade gardens are a true blessing in the summertime. The photo above is from an enchanting private garden that I visited in England- Kiftsgate....

Check out the picture at the top of this email. Do you know what you are looking at? It's one of the most amazing things that has ever happened at Natureworks. Right now, as I write this, we have over 100 monarch butterfly chrysalises hanging...

Do you know what's good about a heat wave in July? The tomatoes love it! I returned from England to tomatoes sprawling everywhere. I pounded nearly 3 dozen wooden stakes into the ground and used up an entire spool of twine wrestling them into shape...

It's late July and it's been hot and dry BUT at Natureworks, things are HOPPING! Last Saturday we had an astounding 45 people on my garden walk that focused on cutting back and feeding plants in mid-summer. Because of that interest, I will address many of...

When I worked with Carolyn Mullet of Carex Tours to plan my custom garden tour to England, I asked to see some classic National Trust gardens, private gardens, a village, and some gardens designed or inspired by Piet Oudolf and the New Dutch Wave. She...

I just returned from 10 days in England. It was a dream come true for me to visit incredible gardens and tour the villages and countryside. If you are on Facebook, you have been seeing many of the pictures I have been posting. If not,...

The garlic in my garden was ready this past weekend! The leaves had started to yellow from the bottom so I dug one up and decided it was time. In my mind, there is no easier crop than garlic. Garlic is planted in the late...