Plant a Tree with the Maryland Tree Program

Plant a Tree with the Maryland Tree Program

Patuxent Nursery is proud to be a participating nursery in the Maryland Tree Program. The goal of the program is to plant 150,000 new trees in Maryland. What is the Maryland Tree Program? The Maryland Tree Program is an initiative of the Department of Natural Resources. The program was launched in 2009 to encourage citizens and organizations to partner with the State to plant new trees. As Marylanders, we take pride in our State and our natural world. We understand the value of stewardship and the importance of a sustainable future, and are…continue reading →
Pollinators We Love

Pollinators We Love

Why Care About Pollinators? Pollinators - or bees, birds, bats and other animals and insects that spread pollen are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. They sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce through pollination. Without the actions of pollinators, our food supply and surrounding landscapes would collapse. These creatures travel from plant to plant carrying and transferring pollen - critical to the reproduction of most flowering plants, thus critical to our ecosystem. Our favorite pollinating friendly flowers Agastache - Made up of…continue reading →
Perennial Favorites: Sun-Friendly Perennials

Perennial Favorites: Sun-Friendly Perennials

It's National Perennial Month! We're sharing our love of these lasting beauties all month long. While there are many types of perennials, we've split them into sun perennials, shade perennials, native perennials and pollinating perennials - each week we'll share our favorites from the different categories. Let's start with sun perennials, here are our five favorite sun-loving plants that will brighten your garden all summer long. Day Lilly (Hemerocallis) This flower distinguishes itself with its profuse bloom and compact size. It stands at about 16" tall and is great for containers and landscaped borders. It's…continue reading →
Lawn Care Products You Should Be Using Now

Lawn Care Products You Should Be Using Now

Everyone wants the greenest lawn on the block. But with the unpredictable weather we've had this past month, your lawn may be looking...dismal. Don't worry, we have remedies to get your grass looking fresh as can be while also preventing critters from overtaking your outdoor living space and gardens. Here is a list from our lawn care team about what lawn care products you should be using to ensure a healthy, bug and fungus free lawn this summer. Mosquito Control Why? Between the excess water on lawns, and the recent heat makes this…continue reading →
How to Care for Frost Bitten Plants

How to Care for Frost Bitten Plants

How to Care for Frost Bitten Plants Springtime in Maryland can be unpredictable! This year we’ve seen everything from warm, picture perfect days to typical rainy days to downright cold and snowy days. It's the middle of April and we are still getting frost. This kind of weather takes its toll on your garden and your plants. Even if you cover your plants with frost cloth and protect them with mulch, temperature swings like this can be too much for some plants to handle. If you have frost-bitten plants in your garden all…continue reading →
Benefits of a Seasonal Clean-Up for Your Yard

Benefits of a Seasonal Clean-Up for Your Yard

It might still be winter but now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting a seasonal clean-up for your yard. Not sure if a your yard needs a spring clean-up? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a seasonal clean-up: A Spring clean-up from Patuxent Nursery is customized to each properties needs but always includes the following 4 items: Not only does this improve the appearance of the yard there are also horticultural benefits. While some thatched leaves are good for the turf, too much may prevent sunlight from…continue reading →
Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Many gardeners have containers in their gardens, patios and entrance ways. There is no need to give up on them just because winter is approaching. In fact, this is the time our gardens are in most need of some color and winter interest. You can even use the containers that held your warm season plantings, as long as they are frost resistant. Creating a winter design is not difficult but plants are less cold hardy in a container than when planted in the ground because the roots are not insulated from the freezing…continue reading →
An Easy, Low Maintenance Clean Air Houseplant: Sansevieria

An Easy, Low Maintenance Clean Air Houseplant: Sansevieria

Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant, Sansevieria is a popular choice for an easy, low maintenance clean air houseplant for some very good reasons. Sansevieria is an excellent plant for a beginner gardener because you don't have to have a green thumb to keep this plant in good health. It tolerates neglect well and it doesn't need a lot of light or water to thrive. The tall thick leaves store moisture, which means they don’t require a lot of water. Low light conditions and infrequent watering make this plant perfectly happy.…continue reading →
Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Add Fall color to your garden by planting one of these 5 trees. These trees are all in-stock and on sale now at Patuxent Nursery in Bowie, MD! 1. Maples - October Glory and Autumn Blaze are excellent examples of Fall leaf color. Reds, yellows, oranges, and greens are a highlight of these trees. 2. Gingko - Wonderful, golden yellow Fall color. Makes a great street tree or as a specimen. Only a few left! 3. Oaks - Oaks are a great shade tree, as well as a wonderful wildlife tree.. Offering maroon, burgundy, and…continue reading →
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