Pro Talk with the Experts at The Gardener's Center

Let's Talk Gardening Plants & Products with Sean

Love lavender but it keeps letting you down? 

Unless you’re living right on the coast with its sandy soil, you’ve most likely struggled with keeping your lavender alive for more than a season or two. That’s partly due to our climate, but your soil composition has a huge amount of impact on your success. Give Sean’s video a watch to learn how to properly prepare your soil, and learn about how Phenomenal Lavender may be the hybrid answer you’ve been searching for. A transcript of the video is available in our blog. 

Got Milkweed? 

Sean, the horticulture expert at The Gardener’s Center, is here to give us insightful information on two different types of native milkweed: Asclepias Incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) and Asclepias Tuberosa (Butterflyweed). A transcript of this video is available in our blog.

Let's Talk Catmint (Nepeta)

Nepeta, or Catmint, comes in tall-to-compact varieties, are beautiful, long-bloomers, drought tolerant and adored by pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Who doesn’t love ‘em? Deer, rabbits and woodchucks, that’s who. Sean has pro tips for selection, placement, care and easy maintenance for keeping them tidy and getting them to re-bloom. A transcript of this video is available in our blog.

Let's Talk Proper Plant Potting

Sean, our horticulture expert, provides pro tips for potting your annuals in containers to ensure maximum growth and health for a long growing season. A transcript of this video is available in our blog.

Let's Talk About Roses

Sean reviews attributes and differences between our popular rose varieties: David Austin Roses (aka English Roses or Cabbage Roses), Shrub Roses, Drift Roses and Climbing Roses. A transcript of this video is available in our blog.

Let's Talk About Peonies

Sean, our resident expert on all-things peonies, discusses planting and care so you can enjoy these beauties in your coastal Connecticut garden. 

Let's Talk Lawn Care Products

Sean talks about which products to use and when to seed your lawns, when to fertilize, and when to treat weeds and crabgrass. Most importantly, he wants you to remember that TIMING IS EVERYTHING!

Let's Talk About Shopping on

Sean talks about another great way to research and procure exactly the plants you are looking for through our partner, Monrovia. We proudly carry many of their stunning plant, but we don’t carry all of them. With, you can search for the exact variety, size, and color or plants you want.

Let's Talk Hydrangea Pruning

Common Fall Garden Questions

Let's Talk Autumn Garden Color

Let's Talk Floral Design with Jaime

Floral Design 101

Orchid Care

Cut Hydrangea Arrangements

Let's Talk Indoor Gardening with Joy

Feel Good Plant Talk

Fascinating Foliage

Propagating Houseplants

Houseplant Pests

Rare Houseplants

House Plant Pet Friendly Tips

Fresh Foliage

Up Plant Houseplants

Let's Talk Container Designs with Lauren

Expanding Your Container Designs

Container Design

Fall Container Design

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