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…Details
Pumpkin Brook maintains its own nursery of field-grown perennials and shrubs. Many perennials were started from seed years ago. Other perennials are raised from plugs or divisions. Often these plants are hard-to-find varieties that we stock to use in designs. Items are available all during the growing season.
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…Details
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.…Details
While sorting through my files recently, I found an article about this lovely understory tree which has four seasons of interest. Native to the mountains of central China, it is becoming increasingly rare in its native habitat. It seems the tree sets very few fertile seeds and does not root from cuttings. Populations have been…Details
Going along with our organic land care philosophy, we recommend use of an ice melt that does not contain Sodium chloride. This material can cause mortar used in walkways to degrade over time and provides toxic levels of salt to the plants in adjacent garden beds. Furthermore, those of us with dogs and cats need…Details
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…Details
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…Details