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April showers WILL bring us May flowers!

April showers WILL bring us some May flowers! My Company's Philosophy is Personalized Pest Management In spite of our best efforts to choose the right plant, to plant it properly, to water it right and to take the best care of it, insects, weeds, diseases and the...

It’s Earth Day – So Get Out There And Plant Something!

    April 16, 2018 It’s Earth Day - so get out there and plant something!   The only good thing I can say about snow right now is that it makes my garden look just as good as all of my neighbors.  Almost three inches on Monday had me...

Organics vs “standard” salt based fertilizers

At a nursery conference several years ago I heard  a cooperative extension educator make the analogy that feeding  your landscape plants organics vs “standard” salt based fertilizers was the difference of feeding your family a meat, potato and veggie meal vs candy. The salt based...

Spring – Coming Soon to a Garden Near You!

10 strategic steps to get the season started I feel frantic every April. The amount of work needed to get my tiny little yard ready is daunting enough to keep me inside drinking wine and binge eating the last of my Girl Scout Cookies. But I...

March 23rd, 2018

Spring is Nature's Way of saying Let's Dance- and we OPEN! It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter and we are happy to announce the Garden Center in Lunenburg is open for the season! Watch for Winchendon to open in just a few weeks. While the...

And the Winners are… 2018 Plants of the Year!

HOW THE PLANT OF THE YEAR IS SELECTED Candidates for the Proven Winners’ Plant of the Year are judged stringently by growers, retailers and home gardeners against the five criteria: Easy to Grow, Iconic, Readily Available, Perfect for Baskets or Containers and Outstanding Landscape Performance. Plants are...

Recipe for a Successful Garden

Enter the kitchen garden: A garden is as distinct and individual as your tastes will allow. Whether you like it hot and spicy-with herbs and peppers that sing with flavor-or subtle blends of flavorful veggies and culinary herbs, it is easier than you think to have...

Children in the Garden

A garden is a wonderful place for a child to experience the natural world and learn how things grow. It is a place of wonder and surprise that excites the imagination as it teaches valuable lessons about the environment, responsibility, and discipline. With a little...