Making Time for Indoor Plants

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  It’s autumn and that means the weather has gotten a little crisper and your flower beds and veggie plots are pretty much done for the year. But that doesn’t mean that your gardening has to stop. It just requires you to move your green thumb indoors. Plants in your home or where you work […]

Time for Winter Prep

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  It’s tempting to think that once that first frost starts to arrive in fall, you are done with gardening for the year. Your bulbs are planted for next spring, you’ve harvested the last of your veggies, there’s nothing to do until it gets warm again, right? Wrong. Although you may have to bundle up […]

Trees & Bulb & Mums, Oh My!

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  This week, we said goodbye to summer, but not to gardening. With the temperatures still reaching the 70s and sometimes 80s in our neck of the forest, it seems silly to pack up our gardening gear and call it a season. In fact, Fall means a lot to do for gardeners.  First of all, […]

Warner’s Kids’ Club is Back!

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One of the things we’ve really missed this year because of COVID-19 is being able to have our club for kids. Usually, the “Mud Club” would meet every couple of weeks with fun, hands-on lessons about how plants work. It was good for us (there’s nothing like the unabashed enthusiasm of kids playing in the […]

A Very Special Blood Drive

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Mark your calendars – on Friday, September 18, you could help save a life. That’s when Warner’s Nursery will be having its second blood drive of the year in the safe and super comfy Vitalant bus in our parking lot. It’s unusual because we typically just have one annual drive around the July 4th holiday. […]

Mushrooms: Good or Bad?

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With the wet weather, we’ve been getting more questions at the nursery about whether mushrooms are good or bad for your garden. My reply? Don’t fear the fungi. Mushrooms actually are a friend, not a foe in your garden. Basically, they break down complex organic materials like dead leaves and wood chips. This turns them […]

Pollinators Need Us (and we need them)

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Today I want to have a serious talk with you about the birds and the bees.  No, not that talk. That talk you probably had years ago and, in any case, I’m not your Mom. All joking aside, birds and bees (and butterflies) do need to be discussed seriously because they face incredibly challenging times. […]

Tomato Troubles

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In the late spring, when we get our tomato plants, we have such hopes. We water them diligently, we wrap them in season extenders or cover them with frost cloth if it gets cold, and set up our cages carefully to support them as they grow. They flower and we can’t wait for the delicious […]

Finding ‘Normal’ in the Garden

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We’ve made it to summer, hopefully safe and sound. In a year as crazy as this one has been, one of the few sanctuaries for “normal” that we have left is our gardens. Being outdoors, growing things, even weeding for goodness’ sake, can be an escape during these times.  Everything in the news from pandemics […]

Watering Well

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Here’s a scene that plays out pretty frequently at the Nursery. A gardener comes in to ask about their dying outdoor plants. In the course of conversation, it will become apparent that the problem is their plants simply aren’t getting enough water. The gardener is shocked. “But I water my plants all the time,” he […]