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February 28, 2017

This week is invasive species week.  We should all take a little time to educate ourselves about invasive species.  Wether or not you are a gardener they have an impact on all our lives.  How many of us have had our veggies ruined by stink bugs or lost an ash tree to t...

February 21, 2017

When the forsythia blooms I know spring is near.   Some folks also use the forsythia blooms to know when to prune their roses or fertilize their lawn.   The study of plant and animal life cycles and how they are influenced by the seasons is widely known as phenology....

January 1, 2017

By far the most common question I get is what plants are deer resistant. There are a lot of deer resistant plant lists out there and they are very similar. My favorite is from the Blandy Experimental Farm, because I know they scientifically experiment with which plants...

July 30, 2016

With the hot days of August the nursery will be closed.  If you would like to stop by just email julie@watermarkwoods.com for an appointment. 

These hot days are not the best for planting.  If you choose to plant now, you will be a slave to the watering can.  Sit b...

June 17, 2016

Just returned home from the Native Plants in the landscape conference at Millersville, PA.  Such an educational trip.  

One highlight was a talk by Thomas Ranier and Claudia West.  The authors of 'Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resil...

April 12, 2016

I was so surprised when my entire family showed interest in attending a lecture on native plants.  It is not easy to convince teenage boys to do anything, let alone something that interests a parent.  So we all headed to the Doug Tallemy lecture in Warrantor, VA.

H...

April 1, 2016

Ahhhhhh,  Spring!  Today the nursery officially opens.  We are fully stocked and ready to get clean native plants to the people of Loudoun.  Cool temperatures and sunshine makes working in the garden a treat! 

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