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…

Grow Fresh Veggies this season

                     Grow Fresh Veggies this season   In our three-season greenhouse this early Spring, we are starting seedings of salad greens, lettuce, kale, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and herbs.                     The best way to ensure that you and…

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…

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…

Pumpkin Brook begins the season

Pumpkin Brook began their season yesterday by sprucing up some local non profit organizations and government agencies locations.  These organizations have little or no budget for landscape gardening and are in highly visible locations where problems in the landscape are noticed. Our crews were getting back in the swing and updating their pruning skills at:…

Bulb forcing experiment update

Hyacinthe buds are opening this week and can be identified by color! Pale pink – ‘Grand Blanche Imperiale’ (1878) Salmon – ‘Gypsy Queen’ (1927) Bright pink – ‘Vuurback’ or ‘Fire Beacon’ (1948) I find that now that they are in bloom the bulbs are consuming much more water so I need to top off the…

Priscilla’s January to-do list

Priscilla’s to-do list for January: Plan vegetable garden rotations Work on seed orders Research new plants to add to your garden Pick up a garden book or magazine and get inspired by colorful photos (or browse the web, I suppose) Organize and sharpen garden tools Water houseplants infrequently – once every 5 to 7 days…