June Gardening Checklist

June Gardening Checklist

SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE LATER THIS MONTH & WE HAVE PLENTY OF CHORES TO DO THIS MONTH Now that June is here remember that gardening is a year-round hobby, and certain gardening chores must be done each month. June has been tagged as PERENNIAL GARDENING MONTH by the Perennial Plant Association. The main reason behind … Read more

It’s Hanging Basket Time

Hanging baskets on a stoop

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BASKET Here we are in mid-May and in the height of the hanging basket season. We are now past any threat of frost. People are now decorating with summer blooming annuals which includes adding hanging baskets to the landscape, patios, decks, and pools. So, how do I know to choose the right … Read more

Peonies and Mother’s Day

Peonies are a perfect gift for Mother's Day

MOTHER’S DAY IS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 14TH Mother’s Day was started in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. The holiday traditionally involves presenting Mom with flowers and a card. The botanical name for peonies is Paeonia. They are native to Asia and Europe. The history of peonies goes back to ancient days … Read more

Earth Day 2023

Earth Day 2023

EARTH DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22 The theme for Earth Day 2023 is Invest in our Planet. I think this theme says it all. The whole purpose of Earth Day is to raise awareness of what we can do to protect our environment and natural resources for generations to come. Never think that anything you … Read more

Moss in the Lawn

Moss in hands

GOOD OR BAD? IT DEPENDS Lately, homeowners have been coming into the garden center to talk about moss they have discovered growing in their lawns. Most want to know why and what they can do to eliminate the moss. Some other homeowners are OK with having a moss-covered yard. Here are some primary reasons why … Read more

April Gardening Chores

April gardening chores

WHAT A GREAT MONTH FOR GARDENERS The month of March was challenging. March was warm in the beginning and then turned colder during the middle of the month. The last 10 days of March were back to normal for March. But, on a more positive note—March kept up with giving us weekly rainfall, which was … Read more

Boxwood and Boxwood Blight

Boxwood blight is a problem for boxwoods

SHOULD WE BE RECOMMENDING PLANTING BOXWOODS IN OUR LANDSCAPE? Should we be planting boxwoods knowing that boxwood blight is prevalent in Central Virginia? My answer to customers who ask this question is YES, but with a different mindset when choosing boxwood varieties. There is no question that people need to be concerned about boxwood blight … Read more

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