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October 10, 2017

Everybody is doing it!  You should too.  Plant sedges that is!  Sedges are becoming increasingly popular as ground cover.   If you are thinking of ripping out that nasty Lirope(lily turf) or replacing your invasive Aegopodium(bishop's weed) or even just filling in an e...

October 6, 2017

One of the most frequent questions we get at Watermark Woods is 'What can I plant in Dry Shade?'  Yes it is a tricky spot to plant, but there are a few plants that can come to your rescue. Here is my list of tried and true heroes for your dry shady spot:

Polystichum acr...

September 22, 2017

One of the most fascinating native plant groups are the bottle gentians.  There are some that have flowers that open to the most amazing shade of blue.  Then there are others which don't open at all.   

If the flowers don't open, then how do they get poll...

September 14, 2017

The moist summer of 2017 gave us an overdose of mosquitos.  The wet conditions created the perfect breeding grounds for the pesky critters.  Since mosquitoes are know to carry such diseases as: Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria, findin...

June 25, 2017

Boy, do I love Monardas!  They are great performers in the garden, the pollinators love them and they are blooming right now.  My Monarda didyma is going crazy.  

There are a lot of cultivars out there and personally the one I love best is Jacob Cline.  It is prett...

June 23, 2017

Here at Watermark Woods we have some huge problems with invasive plants.  We pull them out as best we can, but they always seem to have the upper hand.  The article below has some great advice on how to regain control.  One plant We love for this is...

June 6, 2017

The debate on wether or not it is ok to use cultivars is always a hot one.  Native plant gardeners typically fall somewhere on the spectrum of 'Only straight species' to 'Any unique cultivated plant will do'.  We all need to do our own reading and decide what, if any,...

May 10, 2017

This is a nice educational video about Mayapples.  Certainly worth a watch.  Thanks, Alonso the Capital Naturalist, for this great video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73wJiYmiPm8

April 14, 2017

It a perfect weekend for planting.  The weather will be nice, the earth is soft and there is a chance of rain Sunday night.  

Everything in the nursery is looking lush, so make some time to stop by and pick up some good clean plants, the pollinators will thank you.

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April 12, 2017

Spring has sprung and before we know it summer will be here.  Everything in the nursery is looking good!  We are adding to the inventory almost daily. It is such a fun time. 

Give us a call if you want something set aside and we will do the shopping for you....

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