Top 5 Gift Picks for Mother’s Day

Top 5 Gift Picks for Mother’s Day

It's that time of year again; Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Instead of a last minute throw away gift, this year give that special woman (or women) in your life a gift that will last. Choose a living gift or patio furniture to enhance moms outdoor living space and will remind her of you and your thoughtfulness for months and years to come.  We rounded up our top 5 picks for mother’s day gift ideas to make your shopping easier: Patuxent Nursery has all these gift choices and more in-stock right now.…continue reading →
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 Poisonous It's important to note that Poinsettias…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 →
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 →
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 →
How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs We have talked about canning vegetables in order to preserve your summer harvest for the winter. For this post, we’re going to focus on how to dry herbs so that they can be used in soups and stews or even to make balms or infusions. In general, the best time to harvest herbs is right before they flower. After flowering, the flavor of the herbs changes slightly to be a little bit bitter. Keeping this in mind, try to decide which herbs you’re going to harvest and use for…continue reading →
It’s Time to Plant Fall Vegetables

It’s Time to Plant Fall Vegetables

It's Time to Plant Fall Vegetables! Growing your own food can be a daunting task, and it is difficult to know when or how to get started. More experienced gardeners start their own seeds; however the easiest way to start growing vegetables is to buy starters, or small vegetable plants from a local nursery or greenhouse. When to Plant Your Cool Weather Vegetables Now is the time to get all your cool weather vegetables in the ground, even though it’s August and the weather is still hot. In Maryland, it’s a lot easier…continue reading →