Weekly EMail

Guess what? We are SO very excited that our all-day Have a Happy Habitat Day event is this Saturday. The weather is cooperating and we expect to have a fabulous day of classes, beautiful pictures, and information. Kathy Connolly (shown above) is speaking on meadows,...

The flower show is behind us and now we are in the official countdown to the day that Natureworks opens for the season: March 20th, the first day of spring!  Meanwhile, we are only 9 days away from Have a Happy Habitat Day and we...

Are you sick of ice, slush, and snow? Me too. Winter is getting a bit weary. I have just the solution! Head up to the CT Convention Center in Hartford this Thursday thru Sunday and visit the CT Flower and Garden Show. It is such...

Did you read that right? Shopping is fun? Well, what I really mean is "shopping is fun at NATUREWORKS!"  Yes, you really should come and visit us this week to finish up your shopping. When you walk in, you will surely say "Gee, it smells so good...

How is your December going? Ours is passing by in a blur of greens, wire, ribbon, laughter, carols, cookies, and flowers. The past week was filled with all kinds of custom orders. This gives us so much pleasure. Making special things for customers that we...

This week, everywhere I went, I saw huge stands of our native summersweet, Clethra alnifolia. What a heady scent this shrub has. It is really easy to grow, a pollinator I spotted this Eastern black swallowtail caterpillar on my fennel plant magnet, and will perfume your yard...

Some Interesting New Plants   I was at a nursery the other day and I discovered a new and very cool summer blooming Spirea. It is called 'Painted Lady' and the leaves are variegated white and green! Oddly enough, they told me that in early spring, the...

When you think of summer, what flowers come to mind? Top of the list are hydrangeas. This week we are SO psyched to be hosting Lorraine Ballato, CT author and hydrangea expert. Her long awaited workshop Success with Hydrangeas is happening this Saturday morning from...

Here we are in the very last week of the Natureworks year. And what a year it has been! We raised over 1000 monarch butterflies this summer AND taught hundreds of people how to do it too. We had a lovely, rainy spring and early summer...

Greetings!     Want to hear some words of wisdom? "Rain melts snow." Yay! So if these gray, rainy days have been getting you down, keep the faith. Slowly the snow is disappearing and the gardens are waking up. Yesterday my first winter pansy bloomed outside my window....