Monthly Archives: July 2009

When you’ve been in the horticultural business for over 25 years there is a tendency to look at plants as commodities. We work with them every day; moving, spacing, watering, fertilizing, pruning, tagging and ultimately merchandising them so they will perform in our customer’s gardens. We can see them as numbers, as production units and […]

At the risk of making a broad generalization, most of us cut our lawns too short and too often, particularly during the summer months. Short lawns often fall prey to weeds and diseases. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture purposely cuts its test lawn plots short to encourage diseases for their experiments. Why […]

Mother Nature really has things figured out, doesn’t she? Bright colours dominate our gardens beginning in early spring; the forsythia, the early daffodils and crocus, perennial alyssum, Cornus mas and so many others have yellow blooms. The earlier tulips are mostly yellow, orange or red. After a grey and gloomy winter, nature’s blooms in early […]