Gardening & Outdoor Planting

Pro-tips for enjoying a living Christmas tree for years to come.
Gardening & Outdoor Planting

Pro Tips for Enjoying Your Living Christmas Tree

A living Christmas tree is one that still has the roots attached to it, and may be in a pot or a burlap sack. As Sean, our horticulture guru here at The Gardener’s Center says, they’re going to “continue on with their lives” after the Christmas season and will get planted out in the yard.

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Fresh-cut Christmas Tree Selecting & Caring
Gardening & Outdoor Planting

Selecting & Caring for your Fresh-cut Christmas Tree

It looks, smells and feels like Christmas in the nursery! Sean, our horticulture guru here at The Gardener’s Center, shares tips about selecting your fresh-cut tree, and how to keep your tree happy, healthy and—most importantly—safe while it’s in the house during the holiday season. But first…

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Winter pots
Gardening & Outdoor Planting

Keeping Your Containers “Happy and Healthy” Over the Winter

Sean, the horticulture guru at The Gardener’s Center in Darien, CT, talks about which pots can take the winter elements and which pots need to be brought in or protected. He also has advice on HOW to protect them.

He puts plant pots into four groups: terracotta, cast stone/concrete, fiber glass/lichen fiber and finally, plastic.

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New England Aster Fall-Blooming Native Perennial
Gardening & Outdoor Planting

Fall-Blooming Native Perennials You’ll Love

Overlooked in the spring and summer, it’s now time for the fall-blooming native perennials to shine. And let’s be clear, these aren’t overlooked because they’re bad plants, but because they’re not brightly blooming at those times.

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