Author: Michelle Harvey

It’s Almost Spring!

I always feel better these last few weeks of February. I feel like I’ve turned some seasonal corner, when my Hellebore have finally jumped all the way up and out of the ground and soon will start showing off! In late winter only the truly...

Caring for Holiday Plants after the Holidays!

My grandmother had great advice for her customers who wanted information on how to keep their Christmas plants growing. Her advice was simple, throw the poinsettia out. Over the years, poinsettias have changed. These plants now come in a variety of textures and colors. Even...

We can’t wait to see you again in the Spring!

Yes, I hear you! You are just like my nephew Cameron when he was young and would ride in the back seat of my car on the way to somewhere and all he wanted to know was, “Are we there yet?” So with that being...

Our 2020 Resolutions Are Here!

The beginning of every New Year is the best time to reflect on the past year and to make resolutions for changes whether in health, personal habits, or in this case gardening. Here are a few of my gardening resolutions for this coming year that...

Tax Free Weekend Savings!

Take advantage of the Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday this weekend (August 17-18) and save an additional 20% off fruit trees and topiary evergreens! FALL IS FOR PLANTING Spoiler Alert - It may even be the best time for planting! Spring is always such an exciting time to work...

Ants, Peonies and Rhododendrons!

Reluctant is the politest word I can think of to describe spring this year. I’m probably not alone in muttering various other stronger things under my breath, and I’ve been told the old saying of “It’s New England, if you don’t like the weather just...

Hang out with Mom this weekend!

I'm an incredibly lucky daughter! I've worked sunup to sunset  every Mother's Day weekend for as long as I can remember. Not a single one of these special weekends has passed without my Mom bringing me in my favorite snacks and coffee - and on...

My simple one step process to less work in the garden!

My Dad is still in sunny Florida and he takes great joy in reminding me of how nice his weather is compared to mine. Today I beat him to the daily weather text with my own snarky - "Morning Dad! It's raining again here, but...

Your Rhododendrons are not DEAD!

Your Rhododendrons and Hollies are not dead! Yes, I know they look horrible but what we are looking at is winter damage often referred to as Winter Burn. These last two weeks we have seen lots of gardeners bringing in pictures or samples of their...