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We've compiled a list of our favorite quotes about gardening. Why? Because we love the way these writers, gardeners and thinkers have phrased that indescribable feeling you get in a garden with soil under your nails.
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What are the best gifts? We love receiving plants, and we think your friends and family will too! These are perfect plants for Christmas presents, no matter how little they know about plants or how little light is in their home.
To incorporate winter interest into your home landscaping, try this technique: make sure your garden has good anchors and that your home has good foundation plants. These two principles of landscaping are great ways to bring evergreen foliage and winter interest into your garden designs. Read on to learn the difference between anchors and foundation plants, and why early winter can help you choose the right ones!
As you plan out your winter garden, please remember our feathered friends that live in our Maryland backyards. Since food, shelter, and water are more difficult for them to find in colder months, we can step in and help! Learn how to prep your garden to be bird-friendly, how to set up a squirrel-proof bird feeder, and how to attract backyard birds consistently this winter.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a beacon of hope and holiday cheer. For the first time ever, the Christmas Tree selected hails from our home state! Learn all about the towering giant from Elkton, Maryland. Could you grow the next Rockefeller Tree?
It is time to spread love and joy through gift giving. We have highlighted the most popular gifts this holiday season. Here are some unique ideas brought to you by Patuxent Nursery in Bowie, MD!
Our houseplants, citrus trees, and tropical plants have had their day in the sun, but now we must bring them in for the winter to ensure their survival. Typically, once temperatures drop below 50 degrees overnight, you know it is time to make the move. Not so fast though, there are some steps that you should take for a seamless transfer while leaving the mess outdoors.
Once the cool, crisp evening air arrives in autumn and pumpkin spice cycles back to the market, porch flower planters become a staple of every household. The relentless heat of summer made it difficult to give your container plantings enough water to make up for the constant scorch of the summer sun. Thankfully, the autumn sun is much more forgiving and your container garden can reemerge with a plethora of foliage, fruit, and blooms.
I’ll let you in on a little gardening secret... plants grow. Shocking, right? Eventually, your houseplants will outgrow the beautiful containers you put them in and need some more room to stretch their legs. Repotting will boost your plant's vigor and promote the development of a healthy root system. However, it is important to know when and how to properly replant a houseplant in order to effectively encourage plant growth.