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Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Four Seasons

I visited the New York Botanical Garden last weekend and came across these four larger-than-life, whimsical garden sculptures by Philip Haas.  These sculptures were inspired by the ‘Four Seasons’ portraits by 16th century Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s. Phillip Haas brought those paintings to life.  Above is the Winter head.  Below are the rest of  Continue Reading »

An Ounce of Prevention…

Fall fertilization and mulching will prepare your plants to survive the long, cold winter months ahead. We recommend fertilizing your plants with Holly-tone and Healthy Start (natural organic blended fertilizers) to help your plants recover from summer stress, promote strong root growth, and better blossoms in the spring.   While snow cover can provide good  Continue Reading »

In Defense of the Earthworms

Why do we mulch your garden with composted leaves and bark? It’s important to understand that healthy garden soil is a diverse organic ecosystem and not an inert substance that you can put only chemicals into to make things grow. So even if you’re not willing to become a soil scientist (to all you gardeners  Continue Reading »

Now is the time to conquer slugs

Nobody likes these slimy critters. If left unchecked, a perfect shade garden can quickly become a tapestry of shredded foliage as a result of slugs’ late-night dining habits. Remedies range from luring them into saucers of beer to full-on chemical warfare. The best approach, however, is to nip the problem in the bud by eliminating  Continue Reading »