Patuxent Nursery Opens Online Store – Garden Goods Direct

Patuxent Nursery Opens Online Store – Garden Goods Direct

Patuxent Nursery is pleased to announce the opening of our NEW ONLINE STORE, Garden Goods Direct. Garden Goods Direct is more than just an online garden center and plant nursery. It is the nation’s local garden center. From our farm to your front door, we are now bringing Patuxent Nursery to the whole country! From Our Farm to Your Front Door No one knows your plants better than Patuxent Nursery. As growers, we care for and nurture your plants from seeds until they are big enough sell. We guarantee that your plants, trees and shrubs…continue reading →
Fall Decorating with Pumpkins

Fall Decorating with Pumpkins

Do you feel it? Fall has arrived and it's time to decorate, both inside and out, for the season. Bring the warm colors of fall into your home and your porch or garden with the help of pumpkins, gourds, mums, pansies, violas, corn stalks and hay bales. At the center of your fall decorating are pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins! Jump-start your fall decorating with pumpkins. These versatile beauties help you celebrate fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins come in all sizes, from smaller than a handful to about the same size as a straw bale to…continue reading →
The Best Shrubs for Fall Color

The Best Shrubs for Fall Color

Happy first day of Fall everyone! We just LOVE fall. It's the time of year when leaves start to change, perennials return to the ground, and some shrubs just plain show off with a beautiful display. Today we'd like to share our list of the best shrubs for fall color with you. Chokeberry Shrubs One of our favorite colorful fall shrubs is Aronia, or chokeberry, which has bright red foliage and has either a purple or a red berry, depending on the variety.  The berries can be used to make jam, pie, or syrup. The…continue reading →
Easy Steps to Fall Lawn Renovation

Easy Steps to Fall Lawn Renovation

Did you know that fall is the best time of the year to make your old lawn look better than ever or to establish a new lawn? Early to mid-fall is a great time to take on the important job of a fall lawn renovation. The soil is still warm and yet the air is cool; the perfect combination for grass seeds to germinate and turf to take root quickly. Here are some simple tips to renovate your lawn. Seeding or Overseeding an Existing Lawn If you are planning to seed a new lawn or overseed…continue reading →
Mixing Annuals and Perennials for Fall Color

Mixing Annuals and Perennials for Fall Color

Even though it’s the end of Summer and the daytime temperatures are still 80+, fall and cooler weather are approaching. As the temperatures start to decrease, and the days start to get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about what to color your containers, patio or yard with. The plants will be grouped by type, annual or perennial, but all will be plants designed to be showy in the fall and winter. Annuals last only one season, either summer or spring/fall but usually have more color, while perennials will last for many years…continue reading →
The Best Trees and Shrubs for Fall

The Best Trees and Shrubs for Fall

There are not many things that signal the arrival of fall quite like the changing of colors in the trees. There is nothing quite like a visually stunning fall garden. This blog details some of our favorites, from burning bushes to maples, azaleas to aucuba, gardenia to hydrangea and beyond. Sugar Maples With their orange, yellow, and fiery tones, sugar maples are the highlight of the fall landscape. They enjoy full sun and plenty of room to grow. Their majestic presence in the landscape signals that sweater weather is on its way.   …continue reading →
How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

We have talked about canning vegetables in order to preserve your summer harvest for the winter. For this post, we’re going to focus on how to dry herbs so that they can be used in soups and stews or even to make balms or infusions. In general, the best time to harvest herbs is right before they flower. After flowering, the flavor of the herbs changes slightly to be a little bit bitter. Cutting Herbs for Drying Keeping this in mind, try to decide which herbs you’re going to harvest and use for…continue reading →
It’s Time to Plant Fall Vegetables

It’s Time to Plant Fall Vegetables

Growing your own food can be a daunting task, and it is difficult to know when or how to get started. More experienced gardeners start their own seeds; however the easiest way to start growing vegetables is to buy starters, or small vegetable plants from a local nursery or greenhouse. When to Plant Your Cool Weather Vegetables Now is the time to get all your cool weather vegetables in the ground, even though it’s August and the weather is still hot. In Maryland, it’s a lot easier to grow cool weather veggies like…continue reading →
7 Easy Steps to Install a Soaker Hose

7 Easy Steps to Install a Soaker Hose

With the heat upon us, our plants are struggling to survive. Just like us, our plants need watering, some of them even daily. Let's discuss how to make this process easier for you. A soaker hose is a wonderful tool and much easier to use than you might think. Installing Your Soaker Hose Attach the soaker hose to a lead hose (a standard garden hose) that is connected to a faucet. Dig a path in your mulch big enough to sit a hose around your plants. Place the hose in the path and…continue reading →
How and What to Plant in the Summer

How and What to Plant in the Summer

Bet you didn’t know it’s more than okay to plant in the heat of summer. Well it is! We’ve always been told to plant in spring and fall but warmer temperatures don't mean you can’t add to your landscaping beds. It only takes a little extra attention and a few simple techniques to help new summer plantings thrive. You shouldn’t try to plant things like a bare-root, newly dug or newly divided plant. What you can plant are new perennials, annuals and shrubs if the plants have spent the past several months in…continue reading →