Plant Pick – Pines

Evergreens are popular this month, so I thought I would feature our native white pine, Pinus strobus, and its relatives. This is my favorite evergreen for winter containers as it lends a graceful note, draping over the edges.  Needles on this pine appear in bundles Eastern White Pine of 5 and are soft to the…

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Working for Pumpkin Brook

Interested in being part of one of the region’s leading organic landscape design build companies that is putting the latest best practices and innovations in organic landscaping into action? If you share our passion for organic landscaping design, build and maintenance strategies, then we’re looking for you to join our team! 2018 Openings: Team Member – 40…

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Bareroot Roses for March

Now is the time to place your order for barefoot roses to plant in April.  Mail order sources have the best selection of fragrant, heirloom and unusual varieties and colors right now.  These plants aren’t available in garden centers until later on.  Let Priscilla know now that you want to find your own special rose.…

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Six Reasons to Grow an Organic Lawn

Organic lawns thrive without synthetic chemicals and provide the peace-of-mind that we are creating a safe, healthy place for families to gather and play. Our friends at the Northeast Organic Farming Association have put together the following six reasons to grow an organic lawn. Dogs whose owners use 2,4-D (common weed killer) on their lawns…

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Is there any help for my lawn?

An organic lawn will naturally go dormant during the summer, especially if no water falls on it during a drought. Brown lawns are everywhere right now! Is it dead, you may wonder. No, it’s not dead, just taking a rest. It takes energy, particularly water and air, to stay green. To save itself, blades of…

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