The best stories start with a scarcity; rags to riches, famine to feast, meek to miraculous. A basic interesting idea that, through time, is built upon layer by layer until you end with a fully realized lush and dynamic story. This is April’s motif, the ultimate theatrical resurrection drama.Read More
The cherry blossom bomb is dropping any day now in Maryland and DC. This annual passage into spring is a regional event that draws people from around the country. Most of these visitors head straight into DC for their cherry blossom festival, but did you know that Montgomery County has its own storied collection of cherry trees?Read More
The Spring Equinox will be here Wednesday, March 20th, 2019. To celebrate, we’ve stocked the store with new items to help you get your plants and outdoor spaces ready. Whether you need a striking new pot for your desktop succulent or a statement piece plant riser set for your sunniest corner, we’ve got you.Read More
If there is one thing to be sure of these days, it is that you can’t be sure of what weather the month ahead will bring. March has a notorious history of swinging to one side or the other between winter and spring. We’ve tried for millennia to peg a reliable divining source, from hedgehogs to almanacs, with only the inconsistency being consistent.Read More
Montgomery County, Maryland, offers its residents the opportunity to garden a small plot of public park land, but registration started February 5th and many sections have already filled up. Community gardening is a great way to get some exercise while getting back in touch with nature (and end up with some tasty veggies to boot).Read More
The best thing to remember is this: nature finds a way. As a good steward we have only the best intentions for our little plots of nature and can tend to succumb to a type of paralysis when it comes to shaping and grooming our trees and shrubs.Read More
The dormant season offers the gardener the time to reflect like an artist on how best to fill in the spaces with light and color and to plan like an architect on where to mound or to hollow.