The Best Flowers for a Mid-Atlantic Garden

The Best Flowers for a Mid-Atlantic Garden

Choosing the right flowers for your climate is a key factor when creating any garden. While some areas of the country experience a steady climate and temperature throughout the year, the mid-Atlantic region can be a bit tricky. For those who live in Hardiness Zones 5 to 7 and Heat Zones 3 to 6, you’ll want to find the right flowers that are suitable for all conditions.  Our four season climate means gardens should be able to withstand the cool spring mornings, summer’s dry and humid heat, and fall’s transition to the unpredictable…continue reading →
Pollinator Perennials – Selecting your Summer Flowers

Pollinator Perennials – Selecting your Summer Flowers

Save the bees and plant a Pollinator Perennial garden today! Creating a garden filled with pollinator perennials will establish much-needed habitats and food sources for bees and butterflies. The extensive color variations of pollinator perennials will not only attract the envy of your neighbors, but pollinators such as birds, butterflies, and bees. Unlike Annuals that need to be replanted every year, Perennials rebloom. This makes them perfect for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance garden that will shine year after year. Perennials love to bask in the sun all day long and prefer well-drained…continue reading →
Ideas for Creating a Small Space Memorial Garden

Ideas for Creating a Small Space Memorial Garden

Honor fallen loved ones in your small space this Memorial Day weekend.   While Memorial Day marks the start of gardening season, it’s also a time to honor and reflect on the memories with our fallen loved ones. Gardens are an ideal place to create solitude and plant in memory of those we cherish. No need to stress over finding a large space, here’s a few ideas on how to create a memory garden in a small space. Before digging in, choose a spot and assess the lighting and overall landscape. Providing your…continue reading →
See What’s New and in Bloom at Patuxent Nursery

See What’s New and in Bloom at Patuxent Nursery

The old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers,” and at Patuxent Nursery, it’s no different. Summer is coming (although, some would say it’s already here) and our flowers are ready to shop! Let us help you add a green touch to your space. Keep reading to see what’s new this week at Patuxent Nursery, and get a sneak peek at what’s yet to come. Peonies are ready to shop, and add a perfect pop of color and texture to your garden space. Known for their striking bloom during spring to summer months,…continue reading →
Patuxent-Grown Hanging Baskets

Patuxent-Grown Hanging Baskets

With so many gorgeous flowers blooming, we are thrilled to re-open to the public. Mother's Day is forecasted to be sunny and in the upper 60s, so it's the perfect opportunity to bring your mom out for some garden shopping. Our 10" annual hanging baskets are 20% off until May 10th but we have a wide variety of flowering shrubs, perennials, and trees available at the farm. Petunias are one of the most popular flowers. Grandiflora petunias grow very large and thrive in hanging baskets, with their billowing blooms cascading down the sides,…continue reading →
Top 10 Gift Ideas for Mom

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Mom

Gifts from the garden can last a lifetime. For Mother's Day this year, give your mom something that she can appreciate for years to come. Plants are a popular gift for their sentimentality; that rose bush or lilac shrub that you plant together will become a lifelong symbol of your relationship. You can watch it grow over the years and can even pass it down from generation to generation. 2020 is the year to take inventory and reflect on the things that really matter. The resounding cure for many of our ailments will…continue reading →
8 Ways You Can Add Seasonal Color With Annuals

8 Ways You Can Add Seasonal Color With Annuals

Annuals are a great way to add color to your garden season after season. Whether you like to honor the season with blooming Annuals or whether you like to stick to a certain color scheme, here are 8 ways you can add seasonal color with Annuals. 1. Add a Colorful Border Direct traffic with flowers that will catch the eye of your guests! Lining pathways or the edging of a garden bed, annuals make a border you can’t miss. 2. Plant Annuals En Masse Have you ever caught sight of a field of…continue reading →