Posts Categorized: Spring

Spring Cleanup

When it comes to spring garden cleanup, I am definitely more of a ‘slow and steady wins the race’ kind of gardener. I do admire Weekend Warriors that get out there and get everything cleaned up and ready for the season in just two days off, whilst they limp to work Monday morning to recoup… Read more »

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Bee a Good Gardener

There is a movement out there that I’m sure you’ve at least heard a mention of, it’s about saving the honeybees. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating many of the flowers that make the food that we love, enjoy, and need to eat to live. The thought of the honey bees disappearing….well, it just makes me… Read more »

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Spring’s ‘Tough Cookie’

If ever there were a pretty little flower that could be considered a ‘tough cookie’ , it would be the pansy. Although these captivating little beauties may look delicate, they are one of the first flowers that can brave our spring gardens in cold New England. Believe it or not, pansies perform best in cool weather months,… Read more »

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What’s Growing On This Week? Take a peek!

Isn’t it great to have an early spring? We’re so excited to have our doors open again, and hope you’ll come on out and see us! Pansies arrive Monday the 14th. NOW is the time to get them planted to keep them short and loaded with blooms. Here are just a few pics of things… Read more »

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Pansies: The Tough Cookies of Spring

If ever there were a pretty little flower that could be considered a ‘tough cookie’ , it would be the pansy. Although these captivating little beauties may look delicate, they are one of the first flowers that can brave our spring time in cold New England. Believe it or not, pansies perform best in cool weather… Read more »

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Don’t Get Caught With Your ‘Plants’ Down!

There are two ways to do things…there’s the right way, and then there’s my way. The right way is to have the proper tools and necessary objects ready for the task at hand. Then, there’s my way. A little…how shall we say? Macgyver-ish? Using duct tape and a paper clip, the job gets done using… Read more »

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What To Do With Forced Bulbs

I’m sure you’ve given them as gifts, and received them as gifts too. Those fantabulous spring jewels that have a brief but spectacular showing…they line the shelves almost everywhere at Easter time, perfuming the air with the unmistakable scent that screams spring. In the greenhouse, I’ve had the pleasure of watching people enter, and then… Read more »

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Columbine (Aquilegia)

If Columbine weren’t an actual plant, I think they’d deserve fairy tale status. They remind me of the kind of flowers that little storybook fairies could turn upside down and use for hats. This elegant early blooming perennial, is a great addition to any perennial garden or rock garden. Blooming prolifically in late spring to early summer, seed pods… Read more »