Weekly EMail

What a beautiful October week we have in store! Nearly 4 inches of much needed rain has soaked the ground and it's time to GET SERIOUS about planting and rearranging your gardens at last. The cool nights create misty mornings and the dew on the...

I am on a mission! I want to inspire all of my readers to go out to the garden every week and pick flowers. I have been doing it for decades and it brings so much beauty to the inside of my house, especially now...

This weekend is our annual Bulbs for Breast Cancer fundraiser. I started this event many years ago to help raise money for a wonderful local group, After the Storm. After seeing what my sister went through following her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, I quickly...

I am on a mission! I want to inspire all of my readers to go out to the garden every week and pick flowers. I have been doing it for decades and it brings so much beauty to the inside of my house. This week's...

Fall officially arrived on Wednesday, September 23rd. What a spectacular week we have in store! The weather is sunny, the temperatures are perfect, the nights are cool, and the conditions are ideal for planting. We are fully stocked with gorgeous fall blooming perennials. I just...

I am on a mission! I want to inspire all of my readers to go out to the garden every week and pick flowers. I have been doing it for decades and it brings so much beauty to the inside of my house. To kick...

I was talking with Diane the other day, and we were trying to put our finger on just what is so different about Natureworks at this time of year. Basically, we have tons and tons of really amazing fall blooming perennials. Yes, we decorate with...

Vernonia 'Iron Butterfly' in my garden, covered with honey bees and other pollinators. I could hear the plant buzzing from a distance as I approached! It is next to Sanguisorba canadensis, another great native for September. As I walked my gardens on Sunday, I realized how...

Labor Day has come and gone and it's pretty hard to believe it's September with yet anotherheatwave upon us. But the biggest story in the gardening world is the drought. I came home from a week's vacation in Vermont (where it was also hot and...

Perennial ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum) is starting to bloom next to the buds of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' in my Middletown garden. This week as I was fighting the crab grass wars in my perennial borders, I noticed the first of my perennial ageratum flowers coming into bloom....