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What is it? Buddleia Wisteria

Buddleia Wisteria Lane is a unique and very popular new shrub, which will surely delight any gardener looking for that interesting new plant to show off to their friends. Wisteria Lane is a weeping butterfly bush. Perennial plant breeders took the traditional large, upright butterfly bush that we all have known for years and did…

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…

Gardening With Annuals: Easy Ways To Add Color To Your Landscape

Each season, there is always that one home that stands out for their bright, colorful flowers that are planted in their landscapes or arranged in planters on their front porch.  The desire to have this same look for your home may cross your mind, but it is often dismissed because of the work that you may…

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…

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

June Lawn Care- Feeling the Pressure

Summer is almost here, and the pressures of the environment are starting to take a toll on turfgrass. With a good set of eyes and a little know how, you can stop these problems before they become an issue.
Summer annuals are in full bloom so make sure you spray the weeds now to prevent them from seeding. You can move toward a lush lawn that is weed free in roughly three seasons if you consistently reduce the weed populations and strengthen your turf.