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 →
Grow An Organic Vegetable Garden

Grow An Organic Vegetable Garden

Eating organic vegetables doesn't have to be expensive! You've been trying to eat more organically grown vegetables, both to help the environment and to lessen the amount of pesticides you and your family consumes. But take one look at your grocery receipt and you know that buying organic can be cost a lot. Luckily, you have an option - grow an organic vegetable garden! Start with the soil Before you plant, make sure you are starting off on the right (or organic) foot. In any garden, organic or not, soil is perhaps the…continue reading →
Benefits of Mulching Your Garden

Benefits of Mulching Your Garden

The benefits of mulching your garden are so numerous that most gardeners would agree that mulch becomes a necessity in every garden. Gardens come in many different shapes and sizes. Flower gardens add aesthetic appeal, ranging from simple to elaborate. Vegetable gardens are regaining popularity with increasing food prices, and poor food quality. One thing that is common in all gardens, whether flowering or vegetable, they can all benefit from mulching. There are different types of mulch - from organic matter to inorganic matter. Types of Mulch Both Organic and Inorganic mulch can…continue reading →
Planning Your Vegetable Garden for Spring

Planning Your Vegetable Garden for Spring

March is next week, and we are all itching to get out in the garden and start growing. But before you run out to the nursery to pick out the heirloom tomatoes you want to grow, try to plan out your Spring garden first. Planning your vegetable garden is easier than it sounds, and saves you time and money when planting your garden. Vegetables  grow in different conditions, and therefore, different seasons, making it important to plant your veggies at the proper time. Common Cool Season Veggies When planning your vegetable garden for…continue reading →