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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...

Guess what? Memorial Day is behind us and it's still May! And what a May it has been. We were so blessed with the sunniest Memorial Day weekend I can remember. The gardens are exploding with color. The vegetable plants I have planted already have...

May is progressing nicely. I am SO HAPPY that the monsoon season abated and we have enjoyed many sunny days. I noticed as I was walking around my garden, checking on when my peonies will be opening, that my mind was playing future games. Instead...

It's VEGGIE WEEK! Every year, the week after Mother's Day, we get in a giant shipment of organic veggie seedlings. We start in late fall and early winter contracting with our organic growers, choosing varieties, sending them seed, and honing our choices. We are super excited about...

Ah May. What a month. It never ceases to thrill me when I drive around and see so many magnificent trees in flower. Life is exploding from the earth. If you The hummingbirds are here, are you ready? Cuphea is one of their favorite flowers.  wander into...

Spring is unfolding very slowly this year. Instead of lamenting the cool temperatures, I am actually quite thrilled that we are having a very typical spring. Sunny days, cool nights are actually normal. We don't WANT it to be hot at this time of year,...