Caring for plants and tending to a garden can boost your mood, and it's not just us saying so. Studies show that plants can improve our mental health. Read all about how and why biophilia works to make us feel better.
Snow can be a hassle, but did you know all the benefits it brings to the garden? While freeze-thaw cycles can be deadly for plants, snow can actually protect your plants in the winter. Learn why snow helps gardens thrive come spring.
The biggest themes for 2022 we've seen repeated are a renewed focus on mental health, more demand for sustainability, and a blurring of lines between indoor and outdoor design. We think these ten trends are the ones that will make the biggest impact in gardening and horticulture in the new year.
We've compiled a list of our favorite quotes about gardening. Why? Because we love the way these writers, gardeners and thinkers have phrased that indescribable feeling you get in a garden with soil under your nails.
What are the best gifts? We love receiving plants, and we think your friends and family will too! These are perfect plants for Christmas presents, no matter how little they know about plants or how little light is in their home.
To incorporate winter interest into your home landscaping, try this technique: make sure your garden has good anchors and that your home has good foundation plants. These two principles of landscaping are great ways to bring evergreen foliage and winter interest into your garden designs. Read on to learn the difference between anchors and foundation plants, and why early winter can help you choose the right ones!
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a beacon of hope and holiday cheer. For the first time ever, the Christmas Tree selected hails from our home state! Learn all about the towering giant from Elkton, Maryland. Could you grow the next Rockefeller Tree?
If you have an apartment with a balcony and want to attract pollinators to your home, Patuxent Nursery has what you need. Here are some tools, tips, and plants that will get your perfect container pollinator garden started.
Feeding birds in your yard can be crucial to their survival. Here's our guide to learning how to feed birds during the winter.
Twelve years ago, the US Senate dedicated one week in June as National Pollinator Week. This effort raised awareness of the declining pollinator populations and helped to educate people internationally about the importance of pollinators in the ecosystem. What are pollinators? Pollinators are primarily insects like bees, flies, and butterflies, but can also be birds or small mammals. These animals move pollen from the male flowers to the female flowers fertilizing plants as they go. When flowers have been fertilized, they produce seeds surrounded by fruit. Why do we need them?…continue reading →