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February 19, 2024

Deer Resistant Plant Guide

One of our most frequently recieved questions is ‘What are some deer-resistant plants I can use in my garden?’. To help you choose plants that deer tend to avoid, check out our list of deer resistant plants.
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February 12, 2024

Mad Planter Gardening Tips

Lucky us, the Mad Planter has shared some of his tips for success in the garden! Read on for his top tips. Start small! You don’t need a big space to grow lots of delicious vegetables. My garden is small, but, golly, does it produce! I’ll be planting pea seeds around St. Patrick’s Day if […]
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September 7, 2023

2023 Dutchess County Fair Plant Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite new flowers for 2024 at this year’s Dutchess County Fair. We had a record number of votes – 4,657! Along with your likes and dislikes, we gathered lots of great questions about these varieties and I wanted to take a moment to answer some of them. […]
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August 15, 2023

Late Season Color

There is still time to bring color to your garden! Butterfly Bushes are a great option for late summer color, along with Hydrangeas and Hissup Blue Fortune. If you need help determining which is the best for your backyard, just ask our Nursery staff!
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Daybreak Coreopsis
August 15, 2023

Deer Resistant Plants

Are your plants getting munched on? Oh deer! Try adding these four deer resistant plants to your garden.
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August 15, 2023

Pruning Shrubs

It’s time to give your shrubs a haircut! Join Maureen Drury, Middletown Houseplant and Nursery Department Manager, as she shows you how to clean up your garden and encourage late season blooms!
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July 17, 2023

American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan

Finally, a Black-Eyed Susan that’s resistant to the septoria leaf spot! Thanks to the thinner and hairier leaves, this hybrid rudbeckia shows no signs of the fungus even in wet, humid conditions. Optimal Growing Conditions Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9 Water Needs Average Sun Needs Sun or Shade Appearance and Characteristics Category Perennial Flower Color Yellow […]
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July 12, 2023

Tuscan Gold False Sunflower

Tuscan Gold is heat tolerant and will tolerate somewhat dry soils. While deadheading may encourage additional blooming it isn’t strictly necessary for a long bloom season. The breakthrough here is an easy flowering Heliopsis with a shorter plant size, outstanding garden performance and disease resistance. A long known great garden plant with good manners and […]
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July 6, 2023

Millenium Ornamental Onion

An award-winning perennial that produces a compact clump of glossy green leaves. Bright rosy purple, rounded flower clusters appear on strong stems just above the foliage. Tolerates soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. Typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant. Optimal Growing Conditions […]
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