15 Gifts Plant Lovers Will Adore

15 Gifts Plant Lovers Will Adore

The end-of-year holidays may be long since finished, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s still gift-giving season. Have you decided what to buy your valentine this year? There are all the classic options. There are chocolate, flowers, dinner and a romantic show, or a fun night on the town. All of these are great choices any significant other is sure to love. But there’s something to be said for gifts that have a slightly more personal and individualized feel to them. Often, the presents that feel the…continue reading →
How to Care For Succulents – A Handy Guide

How to Care For Succulents – A Handy Guide

How to Care For Succulents - A Handy Guide What is a Succulent? If you ever stroll through a greenhouse, you will likely walk by a selection of plants that look like they are from another world.  Their leaves look plump and rigid and they often have vibrant, almost iridescent, colors or patterns.  These, my friends, are succulents.  Succulents, by definition, are plants that store water in their leaves or foliage - hence the thicker, more substantial looking leaf.  When I think of a succulent, a cactus is always the first thing that…continue reading →
Best Trees and Shrubs for Birds in the Winter

Best Trees and Shrubs for Birds in the Winter

Best Trees and Shrubs for Birds in the Winter During the colder weather here in Maryland, birds have to find their own food. Berries, seeds, and habitats in protected tree limbs are not as plentiful as they are during the warmer summer months. But, there’s an easy solution to this problem: planting trees and shrubs for birds to get sustenance from throughout the cooler weather. Let's talk about the best trees and shrubs for birds in the winter! Great examples of smaller shrubs that attract the birds in the winter are bayberry, winterberry holly and…continue reading →
How to Build a Retaining Wall

How to Build a Retaining Wall

How to Build a Retaining Wall A retaining wall is used for supporting soil and allows you to maintain soils at two different levels. While retaining walls are considered structural, there is no reason they can’t be an attractive element in your landscape. These walls can be constructed from different materials, such as pressure treated timbers or segmental blocks. A basic block retaining wall relies on its own mass to hold back the soil behind it. A lot of block options have a lip on the back that allows for the wall to set back into…continue reading →
Feeding Backyard Birds in the Winter

Feeding Backyard Birds in the Winter

Feeding Backyard Birds in the Winter Do you enjoy watching the birds flitting about your yard?  I certainly do.  Folklore tells us that the robin is the harbinger of Spring.  But what about in the winter?  There is a definite nip in the air and natural food sources for the birds are becoming scarcer.  Holly berries seem to be the go-to snack for the robins in my yard. To keep the beautiful robins, cardinals, finches, jays and other backyard beauties in my yard, I feed the birds year-round.  The robins love the worms after the rains.  But…continue reading →
Caring for Your Live Christmas Tree

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…continue reading →
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Poinsettias

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Poinsettias

5 Things You Didn't Know About Poinsettias Poinsettias are a top holiday flower pick for their beautiful array of shades and colors. They have traditionally been the winter holiday’s most popular plant, the sure and steady standby, but do you really know about the Poinsettia? We bet you don't! Here are 5 things you didn't know about Poinsettias: Poinsettias Can Be Painted To fit the most unusual of tastes, Poinsettias may be painted, just about any color, to match your holiday decor and finished off with glitter to complete the festive look. Poinsettias Are Not…continue reading →
8 Steps for Successful Fall Lawn Renovation

8 Steps for Successful Fall Lawn Renovation

8 Steps for Successful Fall Lawn Renovation Early to mid-fall is a great time to take on the important job of a fall lawn renovation. The soil is still warm, which encourages quick germination, and yet the air is cool, which allows the young grass to grow without drying out. The perfect combination of grass seeds to germinate and turf to take root quickly. Why Renovate Your Lawn? There are many reasons to take on the task of a fall lawn renovation, first among them is because it will make your yard look better…continue reading →
Patuxent Nursery is a Top 100 Independent Garden Center 2017

Patuxent Nursery is a Top 100 Independent Garden Center 2017

Patuxent Nursery is a Top 100 Independent Garden Center 2017 Patuxent Nursery is proud to announce that we are a Top 100 Independent Garden Center in the US and Canada according to Garden Center Magazine. About the Award Garden Center Magazine’s Top 100 Independent Garden Centers List is based on 2016 retail revenue as reported by garden centers in North America.  continue reading →
Did You Know You Can Plant in the Summer?

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…continue reading →