Pandemic Plants—How to Care For Houseplants When Returning to Work

Pandemic Plants—How to Care For Houseplants When Returning to Work

When the world turned upside down and we were doing our part by staying home, some of us filled our spaces with houseplants to bring a bit (or a lot) of the outside world inside. We appreciate the plants that made us smile, created lush, green backdrops for countless zoom meetings, and even purified our air during the bleakest of times. As the world slowly crawls its way back to an upright position, and we all return to our in-office jobs, there are ways to ensure your houseplants thrive, even if you aren’t around all day to care for them. Read more...
All About Green Screening | Create a Privacy Screen in Your Garden

All About Green Screening | Create a Privacy Screen in Your Garden

As an alternative to traditional fencing, green screening makes use of plants, such as privacy trees, to form a natural barrier around an outdoor space. Privacy trees are low maintenance and typically of the evergreen variety, growing at times well over 20 feet tall and, because of their height and density, succeed in creating a natural sound, wind, and sight screen. Beyond their practical use, the rich foliage of privacy trees add a bit of charm and character to an outdoor living area, making your space all the more scenic. Read more...
How To: Preserve Your Cut Hydrangea Flowers

How To: Preserve Your Cut Hydrangea Flowers

The one thing that can be tricky when handling cut Hydrangea flowers is keeping them from wilting. Unfortunately, Hydrangea flowers wilt easily, but there are a few steps you can take to avoid this! Learn how to properly cut, care for, and revive your hydrangea flowers and enjoy them in your home. Want to know how to dry Hydrangea flowers? Read more...
Our Favorite Deer-Resistant Perennial Plants

Our Favorite Deer-Resistant Perennial Plants

Your ornamental plants, flowers, and shrubs in your garden should be eye candy, not the candy store for the local deer population. Although it is important to note, it is impossible to completely deer-proof a garden; you can do your best to fill it with plants known for being the least desirable to these furry forest creatures. Not only are deer-resistant perennials resistant to deer, but because they are, you increase your chances of escaping pest damage.
Our Top 10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Our Top 10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants

We all love the look houseplants provide in our home, but many species can be toxic to animals like cats and dogs, or as we like to call them, your “Furry Friends.” Pets are pretty much unpredictable, and you never know when they might get a sudden urge to munch on a leaf or two of your beloved houseplants. Check out our top 10 pet-safe houseplants offered at Patuxent Nursery.

Orchid Care 101: How To Keep Your Orchids Thriving

Orchids, of the 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 →
All About Terrariums

All About Terrariums

  Terrariums are low maintenance, beautiful mini gardens that are great for small spaces indoors. Whether you received one as a gift or want to build one for your home or office, here is our guide. What are terrariums? Terrariums are also called mini greenhouses. They are small, sometimes enclosed, environments for plants. The plants and the soil in the terrarium release water vapor – essentially recycling water. The vapor is then collected onto the walls of the vessel and trickles down to the soil. Terrariums are self-nourishing, which is why they require…continue reading →