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 →
Vegetable Gardening 101: How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Gardening 101: How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardening is a very rewarding (and tasty!) experience, even for the beginner! But building your first vegetable plot can be daunting. We'll show you how to start your vegetable garden, from the ground up, and soon you'll be on your way to tasty vegetables grown in your own garden! Choose your plot The first step to start your vegetable garden is choosing where your plot should go. This is a very important step - all plants, especially vegetables, have specific requirements in order to grow. Sun is Everything - Most vegetables (and…continue reading →
The Ins and Outs of Indoor Seed Starting

The Ins and Outs of Indoor Seed Starting

The Ins and Outs of Indoor Seed Starting Indoor seed starting can be a rewarding experience, especially for the new gardner or a gardener who has a hard time waiting each year for Spring to come! If you are new to indoor seed starting, here's our step by step guide to get you started. Get Your Timing Right The goal to indoor seed starting is to have seedlings ready to go outside by the time the weather is favorable. This means that timing is everything. You will need to plant your seedlings early…continue reading →
Purposeful Planting: Nature’s Pollinator Gardens

Purposeful Planting: Nature’s Pollinator Gardens

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 →

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 →