Orchid Care 101: How To Keep Your Orchids Thriving

Orchid Care 101: How To Keep Your Orchids Thriving

Orchids, or Orchidaceae family, are known for having bright blooms and a fragrant scent. The beautiful flowers are known for having structural variations in their blooms. In nature, they typically grow in the tropics on trees and shrubs; however, there are variations that live in grasslands or in forests. They are originally native to regions in Asia and Australia, but today the majority of neotropical orchids are found in Central America, South America, and countries along the Andes Mountains.    Orchids are not any average plant, they are diverse and easily distinguishable from…continue reading →
How to Prepare Your Garden for Fall

How to Prepare Your Garden for Fall

Who doesn’t love the sight of their garden in the spring and summer? During these beautiful seasons, your garden is bursting with color and life, flowers and shrubs, bumblebees and sunshine. Fall might not typically be a season we associate with beauty in the garden, but this season can be an amazing time for your garden as well. Even though this is typically the season when many of your summer plants begin to return to their dormant state, plenty of other plants are just starting to open up and enjoy the sunlight. Think…continue reading →
Less is More for Your Flower Garden

Less is More for Your Flower Garden

Less is More for Your Flower Garden The Benefits of Biodegradable Pots For Your Garden In our plastic-taxed world today we need to find a way to shrink our man-made footprint! At Patuxent Nursery, this has been on our minds for several years. We have been working towards a biodegradable pot that can be planted in the ground and will break down in the soil leaving the soil in better condition. We are now moving forward in our annual production growing. Starting in the spring of 2019, we will be using an Ecco…continue reading →
The Best Potted Plants for Father’s Day

The Best Potted Plants for Father’s Day

Father's Day is fast approaching. With this special day comes the opportunity to show your dad, grandfather or father figure just how much you appreciate him. This year, why not look to do so while breaking free from conventional or expected gifts? You've given ties galore. His kitchen cabinets are awash in "World's Best Dad" coffee mugs. Tools and kit accessories? Been there, done that. You might have even spent hours online or in stores selecting these items, trying to match your dad's personality with fun and functional pieces he both wants and…continue reading →
How to Keep Potted Plants Alive

How to Keep Potted Plants Alive

Do you love plants, but find that gardening stresses you out? Do you cringe every time someone hands you a plant and tell them you’re “sure to kill it within a week?” Do you envy the green thumbs of your neighbors, friends and relatives, while struggling to keep even one houseplant yourself? If this sounds like you, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Plenty of people struggle to keep plants alive at first, but with time, practice and a little instruction, anyone can learn to do it. Just because it isn’t something that…continue reading →

How to Plant Annuals

It’s that time of year again. The trees are full of leaves. The sun is shining. And everywhere you go, the flowers are out blooming. Your neighbors have beautiful gardens featuring flowers of every shape, color and size. Even your local shopping centers probably have flowers planted along the walkways. Are you wondering how your neighbors get their gardens to look so gorgeous? They must spend hours and hours every day working on them, right? Not necessarily. You can have a beautiful garden without sacrificing hours of your time. All it takes is…continue reading →
Best Potted Plants for Mother’s Day

Best Potted Plants for Mother’s Day

Best Potted Plants for Mother's Day If you’re like many of us, Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that sneaks up on you. You know it’s sometime in the late spring, but the exact date always slips your mind. Unlike holidays like Christmas, which most of us would have a hard time forgetting, Mother’s Day is just one of those holidays that tends to slip through the cracks. Too often, we go from one day where Mother’s Day isn’t even on our radar, to the next day, when we suddenly realize Mother’s…continue reading →
Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Green in the Summer

Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Green in the Summer

Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Green in the Summer Summer is the time when we want our lawns to look their best. But it's also the time they undergo the most stress. Drought and hot temperatures threaten to fry our carefully cultivated, lush, green lawns. Increased traffic from pets and kids cause more wear and tear than we'd like. Warm weather can cause insect and disease issues to arise. Combined, all of these factors can leave our once-green lawns looking brown and dry. While hot and dry weather may be inevitable, a brown lawn doesn't…continue reading →
Top Gift Picks for Mother’s Day

Top Gift Picks for Mother’s Day

Top 5 Gift Picks for Mother's Day It's that time of year again; Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Instead of a last minute throw away gift, this year give that special woman (or women) in your life a gift that will last. Choose a living gift or patio furniture to enhance moms outdoor living space and will remind her of you and your thoughtfulness for months and years to come.  We rounded up our top 5 picks for mother’s day gift ideas to make your shopping easier: Patuxent Nursery has all these…continue reading →
How Much Mulch Do I Need

How Much Mulch Do I Need

Well, it is that time of year again.  The days are growing longer and the trees and shrubs are starting to bud.  Now is the time we start to think about enjoying the great outdoors again as the sun starts to warm things up. Prior to it getting too hot out, it is always a good time to do a thorough spring clean up of your yard. Along with that clean up, a fresh layer of mulch always says spring is here.  So, today we want to address many of the questions we…continue reading →