Weekly EMail

I woke up this morning after sleeping with an extra blanket and the windows wide open- it was chilly! Then I realized: it's STILL SPRING for one more week.  Good thing too, because on Monday I finally planted my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers (although I...

Many years ago, I wrote and published a book on Succession of Bloom in the Perennial Garden that explains how to plan your garden so that you have color every month of the growing season. This book came about because I was frustrated that most of...

June is in full bloom everywhere I go. At Natureworks, I am astounded by the gardens, they are so lush and brimming with color. Peonies and Baptisias are stealing the show this week, and I find myself wandering around, soaking up the beauty, instead of...

A few years ago, downy mildew hit our beloved impatiens plants. Industry wide, we were told to stop selling them. New Guinea impatiens weren't affected, but many of us starting scrambling to come up with creative alternatives for our shade gardens. Being a total plant...

June is here and the gardens are lush and abundant. The succession of bloom in our landscapes is gradually transitioning to a new palette- bearded irises, yarrows, Lupines, Baptisias, poppies, and peonies are now the stars of the show. Most of us obsessed food gardeners...

The weather is warm, Memorial Day Weekend is around the corner, it's TIME to plant your veggies!!! I am so happy every time I walk into our Incredible Edibles section. We have been restocking and rearranging on a regular basis to make sure we have a...

Last weekend, I was taking a walk with my husband around our neighborhood and spotted a Weigela in bloom. My first thought was "I have to write about the boxwood leafminer in the email this week." What? Boxwood leafminer is a destructive pest of boxwood plants....

Last weekend broke all records for any two day period at Natureworks. A great big THANK YOU to all of my staff who worked so hard to prepare for the first wave of veggie gardeners to descend upon our store. That was just the beginning!...

If I spot a trend among my customers, clients, neighbors, and friends, I ALWAYS feel compelled to share it with you. In the past month, I can't even count the number of time people have said to me "I am sick of mulching over and...