Shedding Light on Mystery Mulch

Shedding Light on Mystery Mulch

When it comes to creating the outdoor landscape of your dreams, there are a few key things to keep in mind that will help you bring it all together. While a great deal of attention is paid toward selecting beautiful flowering shrubs and perennials, many people fail to realize you are going to be way better off choosing your trees first. The plant experts at Patuxent Nursery have done the work for you, and highlighted a few specimen trees worthy of planting in your garden or landscape this year!
A Few of America’s Most Popular & Best Specimen Trees

A Few of America’s Most Popular & Best Specimen Trees

When it comes to creating the outdoor landscape of your dreams, there are a few key things to keep in mind that will help you bring it all together. While a great deal of attention is paid toward selecting beautiful flowering shrubs and perennials, many people fail to realize you are going to be way better off choosing your trees first. The plant experts at Patuxent Nursery have done the work for you, and highlighted a few specimen trees worthy of planting in your garden or landscape this year!
Tis the Season for Butterfly Bushes

Tis the Season for Butterfly Bushes

In full bloom this week: the bodacious butterfly bush. From June to October, each shrub flaunts long conical clusters of vibrant blooms that are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. The Butterfly Effect With an abundance of nectar, these shrubs are a perfect hangout for any social butterfly. Their honey scented fragrance is a magnet to any passing butterfly. New cultivars come in a wide range of colors from white to fuchsia to dark purple and everything in between. The Ground Rules First things first, good soil is the basis for a good plant.…continue reading →
The Best Flowers for a Mid-Atlantic Garden

The Best Flowers for a Mid-Atlantic Garden

Choosing the right flowers for your climate is a key factor when creating any garden. While some areas of the country experience a steady climate and temperature throughout the year, the mid-Atlantic region can be a bit tricky. For those who live in Hardiness Zones 5 to 7 and Heat Zones 3 to 6, you’ll want to find the right flowers that are suitable for all conditions.  Our four season climate means gardens should be able to withstand the cool spring mornings, summer’s dry and humid heat, and fall’s transition to the unpredictable…continue reading →
Pollinator Perennials – Selecting your Summer Flowers

Pollinator Perennials – Selecting your Summer Flowers

Save the bees and plant a Pollinator Perennial garden today! Creating a garden filled with pollinator perennials will establish much-needed habitats and food sources for bees and butterflies. The extensive color variations of pollinator perennials will not only attract the envy of your neighbors, but pollinators such as birds, butterflies, and bees. Unlike Annuals that need to be replanted every year, Perennials rebloom. This makes them perfect for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance garden that will shine year after year. Perennials love to bask in the sun all day long and prefer well-drained…continue reading →
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 →
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 →