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2019 Fall Landscaping Design Trends

As we head into the 2019 fall landscaping season, this year’s outdoor trends have solidified. Fall is the best time to install a new landscape, so reach out to our design team today to capitalize on these 3 developing trends. The strongest trend is absolutely the increasing popularity of outdoor rooms in landscape design. This…

Cold Hardy Mums & Fall Annuals

Though it may not be sweater weather quite yet, cooler nights and shorter days are just around the corner. Little ones are returning to school in their new outfits, and it’s time to think about updating your home garden’s look as well. Cold hardy fall annuals offer opportunity to bring beautiful blooms and decorative foliage…

Benefits of Fall Planting

One of the most frequently asked questions is: “When is the best time to plant?” The answer to that question is tricky. While spring is great, fall has better benefits. By planting in the fall, you are able to get two cooler, damper growing periods – fall and spring. One benefit to planting in the fall is cooler temperatures. When temperatures start to cool, plants do not put as much effort into leaf and flower production, but rather more effort into root growth. Extra root growth helps to establish plants so they can withstand the winter weather. Along with cooler temperatures come shorter days and less intense sunlight, which in turn does not stress the plant once planted. …

Landscape Transformations- Before and After

The time has come: you’re ready to give the green light on fresh new landscaping for your home. You begin by watching your favorite home improvement TV shows, or perhaps by clipping your favorite pictures from a plant magazine. As you begin to piece all of these wonderful ideas together, you start to realize that maybe the project is a bit larger than what you initially anticipated. How am I going to remove and dispose the old shrubs and root balls?  How do I re-invigorate the old soil for new plants? How do I effectively lay out all my favorite choice plants together without them overwhelming the new space? Who is going to do ALL of this labor? These unanswered questions can quickly become overwhelming. For many, this is where their vision ends. Fortunately, Winterberry Gardens can answer all of your questions (and more).

Pumpkin Possibilities!

Between the lively outdoor activities of summer and the chilling winds of winter, comes the nip in the air that speaks of change. This changes begins the wonderful transitional time of fall. The pumpkins show their vibrancy of color as the plants prepare to go dormant. They’re not only pretty to use in decorating, but they can also be cooked to make enjoyable meals, breads or desserts.

Front Walkway Trends

Adding a walkway or path to your yard is a great way to make your landscape accessible, and add an element of interest to your home’s outdoor design. Walkways also add to a property’s curb appeal, hence becoming integral parts of the overall aesthetic layout. This is why a walkway’s design is a critical consideration. Aside from the design itself, it’s also vital to consider the type of walkway pavers use for outdoor areas. Fortunately, there are a lot of options that property owners may choose from when it comes to the walkway materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Gardening For Every Season

A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and living plants. Fairy gardens allow individuals to explore and garden to a much smaller scale than a regular garden. This can be an indoor or outdoor activity, so if you have a green thumb you can be busy decorating all year long!

During the colder winter months, fairy gardens should stay inside, while they can be let outdoors or kept inside during the summer months. This tiny space gives gardeners a perfect place to express themselves and get creative. There is no limit to the designs and ideas your fairy garden can entail.

 

For step-by-step instruction and descriptions of how to create your own fairy garden, check out our blog post – Fairy Gardening How To’s. These “green places for small spaces” are perfect ways to garden all year. The fairy garden can be kept and decorated to depict every holiday and season as you please.…

Fall Gardening is Here!

It’s hard to believe its August! Here at Winterberry, we have planted up our last rotations of mums, ornamental kale, and cabbages. For the home gardener, it’s time to start thinking about fall veggies.

The good news is that Saturday, August 5th are having a Fall Veggie Seed Starting class and we will spend some time discussing fall crops and how to grow them. You can call the Garden Center to enroll. However, for those of you who are done with your veggie garden for the year and won’t be doing a fall crop rotation, now is a good time to start your fall clean ups.

How to Beat the Drought this Winter

Half of Connecticut is in an extreme drought this winter. The National Drought Monitor website shows that 44.5 percent of CT state falls into the extreme drought category, 24.8 percent considered in “severe drought,” and 30.7 percent in “moderate” drought.

The Hartford Courant stated, “Late last month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy requested that all Connecticut residents and businesses voluntarily restrict water use and state officials issued their first-ever “drought watch” for counties in the western and central portions of Connecticut.”

 

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John Woike / Hartford Courant A panorama view of Wassel Reservoir in Southington is way below it’s normal levels as many cities and counties in the state of Connecticut are facing severe drought conditions as reservoirs and wells are drained of their natural resource, water. This reservoir feeds New Britain who announced today that city officials are preparing to buy water from the Metropolitan District Commission.