Hydrangeas: The Best Summer Shrub On The Market

Hydrangeas: The Best Summer Shrub On The Market

Hydrangeas: The Best Summer Shrub On The Market Hydrangeas are beautiful shrubs that bring endless beauty to an outdoor space. If you are in search of a long blooming, vibrant-colored, summer flowering shrub to add to your yard this season, a hydrangea is most definitely a top-tier option! Types of Hydrangeas Growing Hydrangeas can be great fun! There are currently around 75 different species. The color of some Hydrangeas flowers can be altered depending on the acidity of the soil and the amount of aluminum in the soil. Each different color of Hydrangea…continue reading →

Patuxent-Grown Hanging Baskets

Updated: May 2020 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…continue reading →
Caring for Your Live Christmas Tree

Caring for Your Live Christmas Tree

Not much evokes the holiday feeling than the feel and smell of a live Christmas tree. If you are going to get a live tree this year, here are some easy tips to ensure that it’s as beautiful on day one as it is after the holidays are over. Step 1: Choose a Healthy Tree Avoid trees with a lot of dead or brown needles. Gently bend a branch to make sure the needles are flexible and remain on the tree. Step 2: Prepare the Base of Your Tree Prepare the base of…continue reading →
7 Best Clean Air Plants for Your Home or Office

7 Best Clean Air Plants for Your Home or Office

7 Best Clean Air Plants for Your Home or Office As homes become more efficient and better insulated, more air pollutants can be trapped inside. Every house and office has indoor air pollutants. From chemicals in carpet and paint to chemical cleaners and stagnant air, these indoor pollutants, such as benzene, formaldehyde and ammonia, have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. And, they are brought in by everyday things such as carpet, household cleaners, paint, insulation, pressed-wood, to name just a few. These indoor pollutants can contribute to…continue reading →
Did You Know You Can Plant in the Summer?

Did You Know You Can Plant in the Summer?

We’ve always been told to plant in spring and fall but warmer temperatures are still a good time to add interest to your landscaping beds. It only takes a little extra attention and a few simple techniques to help new summer plantings thrive. It is recommended to transplant existing plants in the fall or early spring (taking something up in your yard and moving it to another spot). You can plant new perennials, annuals, grasses and groundcovers, and trees and shrubs if the plants have spent the past several months in a container. Any shock…continue reading →