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 →
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 →
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 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 →