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Make It: Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

This summer salad is perfect for summer picnics and as a dinner side! You can use fresh veggies from your garden, and change the mix based on what is in season!  Source: Life Made Simple: Recipes For Real Life 1 lb. pasta 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 1 yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise then sliced 1 zucchini, …

Creating a Bird Garden

Are you looking to attract birds to your garden?  Birds are the feathered flowers that add color, movement and music to the garden.  They also provide a natural form of pest control. What could be better? Follow this simple formula to attract birds: water, shelter and food.   Water – Nothing will attract more birds …

Bedhead: Low Maintenance Native Plants

This is a wonderful time for gardening. I’m not just talking about the warm weather that seems to be finally showing up. The diversity found in native plants is useful in assisting pollinators and wildlife. That variety is key to helping insects and wildlife through all stages of their lives. People may be hesitant to …

What is it? Weigela!

Winters in New England can seem very long, so it’s hard to resist when a new flowering shrub promises late April to early May blooming. Lemon Ice, a type of early blooming Weigela, is new to Winterberry this year. It boasts light, lemony yellow flowers that would create a stunning color combination growing next to …

Our Moms’ Favorite Plants

Around Mother’s Day, I struggle to find the perfect gift for my mom- the woman in my life who deserves the world. I wish I could give her the world, but that is not possible, so I am forced to stick with something simpler. Gifting her a new plant for the garden will make her …

What’s The Scoop With Your Soil?

This March has certainly been crazy with the weather patterns! The Weather Channel seems to continuously be announcing Nor’easters just as I am getting ready to look forward to starting our planting season. Though disappointing, the reality is that it’s still March, and as the old adage goes “In like a lion, out like a …

What Is It? Gardening With Hellebore

The Hellebore has been referenced in folklore and legend dating back to ancient Greek mythology.  In medieval times, people planted it around front doors and windows to keep evil spirits away.  Today, people plant it as a specimen plant in their shade gardens. It is known to be the first plant to sound the alarm …

Holiday Planter Tips & Tricks

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us! Here at Winterberry, holiday decorating is in full swing! We are busy preparing and creating many different holiday planters and other holiday décor for our Color Program clients. We often get asked how to design a holiday planter, so I thought I would share …

Fall Recipe: Butternut Squash Risotto  

Butternut Squash Risotto This butternut squash risotto recipe tastes incredible! Roasted butternut squash and crispy fried sage take it over the top. This risotto is also healthier than most; it calls for brown rice instead of white, and requires practically no stirring. You can simply bake it all in the oven! Recipe yields 4 servings.