Here at Winterberry Gardens we are able to grow our own annuals and perennials for our garden center. Through thoughtful selection and hours of hard work, our growing department is able to provide guests with a quality product that Winterberry Gardens is proud to stand behind.
If any of you attended one or more of our Veggie Gardening 101 sessions this season, you’ll remember that one of the subjects we spoke at length about was extending your vegetable gardening season. There are two ways of course to do that. One is to start planting earlier with cold-tolerant crops such as: spinach, lettuce, peas, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, just to name a few of the many veggie you can plant.
Do you ever notice how much money you spend on vegetables, herbs and fruit? Do you know what kind of chemicals are being sprayed onto the products that you are buying? Sure you can purchase only organic foods but the cost is just too much sometimes. I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to be able to go out into your own back yard and pick the freshest produce whenever you want. It’s so much better than going to the store when it’s right at your fingertips at home.
I have always believed that a thriving & productive vegetable garden really starts during the previous fall when we put our gardens to bed. That includes cleaning all of the waste in your garden and being sure to pick up and or rake out any residual spoiled vegetables that are laying on the ground. Especially tomatoes…because tomato blights from rotten tomatoes left in the garden will winter over and infect your new plantings for the upcoming season.
It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter and we are happy to announce the Garden Center is open for the season! While the snow was falling, Winterberry has been hard at work thinking of ways to make this season an unforgettable one, from ordering new plant varieties to creating exciting hands-on classes to growing pansies in our retail house. We are thrilled to share some of the excitement with you right now!
It seems today that many people have the impression that gardening is hard work and not an easy hobby to have. In reality, it’s all in how you look at it. You can make it as easy or as complicated you want to. When “gardening” comes to mind for some, they think of spending a lot of time planning, planting, caring for and maintaining their plants, which results in a lot of time and work. This type of gardening works for some people, as they view it as an enjoyable and a relaxing hobby. For others, that type of gardening just doesn’t fit into their already busy lifestyle. However, there are some trends for this upcoming season that are the perfect solution to make gardening easy for the modern gardener.