Gardening Blog2019-11-27T09:56:38-05:00

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It’s Christmas Tree & Wreath Time at Weston!

We have fresh cut Fraser Firs from 4 feet to 10 feet in both of our stores along with the most beautiful, fresh Balsam fir wreaths! If you want the perfect custom wreath for your home, call us at (508) 435-3414 for Hopkinton and (978)349-0055 for Chelmsford and we will help you to make your Christmas decorating dreams come true. If you are someone who enjoys making your own wreaths or wants to purchase a pre-made wreath, we can help you, too! Our garden centers are open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and from 9am to [...]

This Is Why Poinsettias Are the Official Christmas Flower

By Claire Nowak, Readers Digest There’s no denying that poinsettias make bright, festive decorations during winter months. But they’re native to Central America, particularly southern Mexico, and they’re actually colorful leaves, not flowers. So [...]

John Trexler 1951-2019

One of the most influential individuals in this region departed from the horticultural world last Saturday. John Trexler was the Founding Executive Director of Worcester Horticultural Society’s Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Joining the [...]

Witch Hazel

Common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a unique American shrub! I know of no other hardy woody plant that consistently blooms so late in the season. The distilled extract of its twigs, leaves and [...]

Fall Garden Maintenance

Last week’s hard freeze decisively ended this year’s growing season. That’s particularly evident in my vegetable and herb gardens. So this is the right time, and here’s what I’m doing now to get that [...]

Raking Leaves

Last week’s frosty temperatures and windy conditions certainly brought down a lot of leaves. If we leave them to overwinter on the lawn, fallen leaves can cause problems as they build up and pack [...]

Fall Color in Every Garden

If you’re like me, each autumn you probably enjoy viewing those TV weather/news reports that track the weeks-long southward progression of our world-renown “peak” fall color. But the fall-foliage season always seems to pass-by [...]

Truly-Hardy Garden Mums

Since late August we’ve all been seeing those so-called “hardy” chrysanthemums offered everywhere for sale, a ubiquitous indication that autumn will soon be following. These mums come in a very wide range of [...]

Why Can’t I Buy Burning Bush?

One of the most strikingly-colorful plants during autumn in this region’s gardens is burning bush (Euonymus alatus). Unfortunately, burning bush (including its cultivars) is now classified as an invasive species, and anyone wanting to buy [...]

Some Maples Are More Desirable Than Others

By LEE REICH Associated Press It’s not easy to figure out which maples you want on your property. The good ones are the sugar maples, their leaves ablaze each fall in yellow, red and [...]

Black Walnut—A Unique Tree

Each October black walnut’s distinctive fruit drops to the ground, ripe for harvest by me or the squirrels; even trees only ten years old can begin producing nuts. As the nuts drop, so do [...]

Cambridge Pavestones and Wallstones

Weston Nurseries is proud to be an authorized dealer for Cambridge Pavestones and Wallstones. Cambridge Pavers is a premier American & family-owned manufacturer of pavingstones, wallstones & outdoor living products. Cambridge Pavingstones has been [...]

Composting Craftsman’s Journey

Starting at the beginning is the only way to explain how the compost we produce is so good. My compost career began here at Weston Nurseries back in February of 2014. It started out like [...]

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