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This year, the buzz all around us is about planting for pollinators. Many of our native bees as well as honeybees are declining in numbers; some may have already become extinct. This is due to many factors including pesticide use, loss of habitat, the fragmentation...

Is it spring yet? The weather over the past few days has been amazing. I have snowdrops in bloom and my purple witch hazel was covered with honeybeeson Monday when I went down into my lower yard to take photographs. Shipments are already arriving on...

Gardening Classes Begin Soon! Hot off the press, the 2016 Natureworks Winter/Early Spring Class Brochure is ready. I am so excited about the many workshops we are offering in the next few months. The first two classes are coming up soon. On February 13, I will...

  Why is Nancy smiling? Because I am standing with Ken Druse and Dan Furman and we are going to be the speakers at the upcoming CT Horticultural Society Symposium on February 6th at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. There are about 20 spots left- register today! Details on this symposium and all...

For nearly 12 years I have been planting evergreens in the shop gardens and in my home landscape to be able to harvest unusual, fresh cut greenery, branches, and berries for the holiday season at Natureworks. As the years go by and the plants slowly...

Welcome December. Although the days may be shorter and the light lessened, all is bright atNatureworks right now. We are gearing up for our 32nd Annual Holiday Open House, a.k.a. COOKIE WEEKEND! Yes, Jane has been baking her famous cookies for days and days and...

We have fresh cut Concolor fir available by the bunch. It smells like lemons and is a soft, blue color. For nearly 12 years I have been planting evergreens in the shop gardens and in my home landscape to be able to harvest unusual, fresh cut...

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I want to take a moment to tell you, our wonderfulNatureworks Email reader, how grateful I am foryou. So often I hear people say that they don't know how I do it, meaning, find the time to write the...

Saturday, November 21st Thanksgiving Centerpiece Demonstration11 am - 12:00 pm Watch Nancy as she designs a naturalistic, beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece using greens and fresh flowers.Sunday, November 22nd Chocolate Sunday All Day We all know that the holiday season and chocolate go together, so get the party going early with...

Thanksgiving is next week! Just writing those words amazes me. Time seems to be flying by so quickly. We are creating some wonderful, quite unusual arrangements for you to decorate your Thanksgiving table and bring to friends. Imagine my delight when Amber, Kassie, Jillian, and...