What is the Difference between Pansies, Violas and Panolas?

What is the Difference between Pansies, Violas and Panolas?

Pansies, Violas and Panolas, Oh My! Gardener's often confuse Pansies, Violas, and Panolas with each other. All are wonderful fall and winter, as well as early spring, plants but they have slight differences that are worth noting. In the fall, winter and early spring season there are few flowers that will bloom and produce lots of color despite the cold weather. Surprisingly, one of the sturdiest plants are pansies. Pansies look and act a lot like violas but they have a much larger flower, and larger leaves as well. Another difference between the…continue reading →
6 Tips to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

6 Tips to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

The nights are getting colder and the days are getting longer. Let's face it, we're hurtling head first into winter whether we want to or not. It's time to get your fireplace ready for winter so you can enjoy it's warmth during the cold months. Here are 6 tips to get your fireplace in tip top shape now so you can enjoy it this winter. 1. If your chimney has not been cleaned in two or more years now is the time to get it done. It's important to have your chimney inspected…continue reading →
Get Your Roses Ready for Winter

Get Your Roses Ready for Winter

What is the number one question we are being asked right now? It's without a doubt, "How do we get our roses ready for winter?" We are here to help! Our first task is to take one last whiff, then clean the pruners.Roses are a tough bunch of plants to cover with one rule. There are a few general priorities that they all will need: mulch, fertilizer, and water. No matter if they climb a trellis, form a hedge, or stand alone in the perennial border, they need to have the dead and…continue reading →
Patuxent Nursery Opens Online Store – Garden Goods Direct

Patuxent Nursery Opens Online Store – Garden Goods Direct

Patuxent Nursery is pleased to announce the opening of our NEW ONLINE STORE, Garden Goods Direct. Garden Goods Direct is more than just an online garden center and plant nursery. It is the nation’s local garden center. From our farm to your front door, we are now bringing Patuxent Nursery to the whole country! From Our Farm to Your Front Door No one knows your plants better than Patuxent Nursery. As growers, we care for and nurture your plants from seeds until they are big enough sell. We guarantee that your plants, trees and shrubs…continue reading →
Fall Decorating with Pumpkins

Fall Decorating with Pumpkins

Do you feel it? Fall has arrived and it's time to decorate, both inside and out, for the season. Bring the warm colors of fall into your home and your porch or garden with the help of pumpkins, gourds, mums, pansies, violas, corn stalks and hay bales. At the center of your fall decorating are pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins! Jump start your fall decorating with pumpkins. These versatile beauties help you celebrate fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins come in all sizes, from smaller than a handful to about the same size as a straw bale…continue reading →
The Best Shrubs for Fall Color

The Best Shrubs for Fall Color

Happy first day of Fall everyone! We just LOVE fall. It's the time of year when leaves start to change, perennials return to the ground, and some shrubs just plain show off with a beautiful display. Today we'd like to share our list of the best shrubs for fall color with you. One of our favorite colorful fall shrubs is Aronia, or chokeberry, which has bright red foliage, and has either a purple or a red berry, depending on the variety.  The berries can be used to make jam, pie, or syrup. The berries can…continue reading →
Easy Steps to Fall Lawn Renovation

Easy Steps to Fall Lawn Renovation

Did you know that fall is the best time of the year to make your old lawn look better than ever or to establish a new lawn? Early to mid-fall is a great time to take on the important job of a fall lawn renovation. The soil is still warm and yet the air is cool; the perfect combination for grass seeds to germinate and turf to take root quickly. Here are some simple tips to renovate your lawn: Seeding or Overseeding an Existing Lawn If you are planning to seed a new lawn or overseed…continue reading →
Plant Fall Bulbs for Spring Color

Plant Fall Bulbs for Spring Color

Planting fall bulbs is a great way to get some very early spring color. There are plenty to choose from, including classics like daffodils, tulips, and crocus as well as the unusual like double snowdrops, blue glory-of-the-snow, and crown imperial lutea. Between all of the different bulbs, there is just about every color under the rainbow and some interesting blends. Narcissus, or daffodils are a spring classic, and are also deer resistant Patuxent carries many bags of blends of different types of bulbs or different colors of the same type of bulbs. An…continue reading →
Mixing Annuals and Perennials for Beautiful Fall Color

Mixing Annuals and Perennials for Beautiful Fall Color

Mixing Annuals and Perennials for Beautiful Fall Color Even though it’s the end of Summer and the daytime temperatures are still 80+, fall and cooler weather are approaching. As the temperatures start to decrease, and the days start to get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about what to color your containers, patio or yard with. The plants will be grouped by type, annual or perennial, but all will be plants designed to be showy in the fall and winter. Annuals last only one season, either summer or spring/fall but usually have more…continue reading →
The Best Trees and Shrubs for Fall

The Best Trees and Shrubs for Fall

There are not many things that signal the arrival of fall quite like the changing of colors in the trees. There is nothing quite like a visually stunning fall garden. This blog details some of our favorites, from burning bushes to maples, azaleas to aucuba, gardenia to hydrangea and beyond. With their orange, yellow, and fiery tones, sugar maples are the highlight of the fall landscape. They enjoy full sun and plenty of room to grow. Their majestic presence in the landscape signals that sweater weather is on its way.       …continue reading →