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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 31, 2017

Watermark Woods is pleased to announce that we now have a Virginia Nursery and Landscape Certified Horticulturist on Staff.  After a lot of studying and loads of help from C.S. Monroe Technology Center, Julie is now a Certified Horticulturist.  She has also recently be...

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....

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...

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