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 →
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 →
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 →