Category: This week in the garden

5 Favorite Spring-Blooming Shrubs for Small Gardens

wisteria blooms purple spring

The daffodils are open, the air is warming, and the spring garden is starting to bloom! The heavenly fragrances of spring-blooming shrubs are one of the best things about the spring garden. But many of the traditional spring bloomers are

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In the Organic Garden: Week of March 20, 2017

annuals flowers container garden

March 20 to 26, 2017 Happy first day of spring! We’re sowing the first of our vegetable crops and planting spring container gardens this week.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of March 13, 2017

crocus garden landscape spring march

March 13 to 19, 2017: Cold snap! Icy temps and snow flurries have struck the garden, but we can still feel spring on the way. This week, we’re nurturing seedlings indoors and pruning trees outdoors.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of March 6, 2017

Crocus buds | Spotts Garden Service

March 6 to 12, 2017: We’re spending these early-spring days cutting down spent grasses and perennials and raking out beds, as well as nurturing our indoor seedlings.

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 March Garden

Tete-a-Tete Daffodils | Spotts Garden Service

Pull on your muck boots and head outside to see what’s going on in your garden!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of February 27, 2017

Crew pruning dwarf apple tree

February 27 to March 5, 2017: March’s variable temperatures are on full display this week! We’re focusing our gardening efforts on pruning fruit trees and starting seeds.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of February 20, 2017

Viola | Spotts Garden Service

February 20 to 26, 2017: unusually warm temperatures have bulbs pushing up and trees budding ahead of schedule. We’re spending this week pruning fruit trees and and starting seeds indoors for the spring garden.

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The Organic Garden: Week of February 13, 2017

Sketchbook with hand-drawn garden plan and packets of seeds.

February 13 to 19, 2017: Welcome back to our weekly series! This week, we’re making planting plans, ordering plants, and gearing up for starting spring vegetables indoors.

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 February Garden

snowdrops

Unusually warm temperatures are teasing gardeners, but snow and slush keep returning. Still, hints of spring are all around!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of December 5, 2016

Winterberry and juniper | Spotts Garden Service

December 5 to 11, 2016 We’re wrapping up fall cleanups, building soil, and potting up forcing bulbs in these last couple of weeks before Spotts Garden Service takes a holiday break.

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