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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...

Do you ever think to yourself "Why am I working so hard on this yard?" My husband worries that I overdo it all the time but I explain to him that I ADORE  Ray Hardman from CT Public Radio took this photo last Tuesday in our...

I was working in my garden on Sunday, planting fall veggies and harvesting, when I heard my husband calling me. "Come here!" he said. I walked over to the entrance to our courtyard to find him staring in amazement at the garden. "What is that tall...

Happy last day of July! The summer is rolling along and I am finding myself spending more time than usual just sitting and watching my garden grow. Could it be my reaction to our second heat wave? Or perhaps it is just the Do you have...

Happy July! The arrival of summer means the start of our Summer Hours:   Open Wednesday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4 Closed Monday and Tuesday July 4th-CLOSED   Please make a note of this change. Why have we decided to close on Mondays and Tuesdays in the summer? We are not...

Last week Suzanne Hauselt (our resident bird expert) and I were privileged to have dinner with Doug Tallamy before he gave his talk at the CT Horticultural Society. He was so humble, so knowledgeable, so fascinating. The talk was packed, hundreds of people turned out...

It's POLLINATOR WEEK! It's time to celebrate the myriad creatures that pollinate most of our food plants. They are in trouble, their numbers are declining, and we ALL need to step up to the plate and help. At Natureworks, we protect and teach about pollinators...

Guess what? It's STILL SPRING! We have two more full weeks of this glorious season to go. June has been simply beautiful, and now that we have had a bit of rain, Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) is on my shopping list for this week. This is a...

Happy first full week of June.  I spent my weekend working in my garden. The weather was stunning, the sky was blue, there was a delicious breeze, and I got a lot done. I write this email on Tuesdays in the Natureworks office. As I...