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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="191"] Butterfly bushes are not a larval food plant but they sure are a GREAT nectar plant for butterflies of all types and sizes. I have them all around my deck where I sit every evening.[/caption] Butterfly bushes are not a larval food...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250"] Learn how to find these tiny monarch caterpillar eggs on milkweed plants.[/caption] Summertime is here in all its glory and education is something we are passionate about.  At Natureworks, we have proclaimed July to beMonarch Month. Jillian Shea, our very creative Natureworker,...

July has arrived and it promises to be a beautiful week for gardening, parades, picnics, and parties. Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year and I am taking advantage of that fact to enjoy a long weekend and recharge my batteries. For as...

Welcome to the first week of summer. What a lovely time of the year. The gardens are bursting with color.  Hummingbirds visit the pots around my deck every day. Bees and pollinators abound in our organically tended landscapes. We are eating from the gardens more...

I sat down to write this email and was astounded to realize the sheer number of celebrations we are having this week: dads, the summer solstice, pollinators, master gardeners, the June Prune, fairies, and herbs! Wow! Allow me to elaborate...

Welcome to one of the most wonderful weeks of the gardening year. Hydrangeas, roses, foxgloves, astilbes, peonies, irises, and so many more classic garden flowers are in their glory right now. I believe that a good garden is built around the classics. Young, beginning gardeners...

Rain at last! As gardeners, it has been very difficult dealing with six weeks of drought and heat during the spring. The spell has been broken. Our rain gauges are overflowing. Deep, soaking rain for three days has revitalized the landscape. Planting season resumes, full...

Memorial Day is behind us, and the gardens are really starting to fill out. All new types of plants are beginning to bloom- peonies, Baptisias, poppies, irises, Clematis, early roses, and so much more. This is an exciting week here at Natureworks. We are restocking from a...

Warm weather has arrived and it is time to plant your veggie gardens. This is officially called "Veggie Week" here at Natureworks because the majority of our warm season plants have arrived early this week. After tagging our pre-book orders, our benches are filled to overflowing...