Author Archives: New Moon Nursery

Moving – We Did It, Plants Do It

Sometimes moving is referred to as “picking up roots” and we have done just that – literally and figuratively. We have moved the root balls of perennial plush snuggled inside their plastic containers and we have moved our business, once again. You will notice on our‘Contact Us’ page on our website we have moved from […]

Other Native Plant Blogs: The Natural Web

For an understanding of native plants in a greater context and some stunning photos visit Mary Anne Borge’s blog The Natural Web. According to her bio on her site, Mary Anne Borge “is a freelance naturalist, writer, photographer and educator, living in New Jersey.  I teach classes about native plants, and about the relationships between plants […]

Conversation Topic: Nursery Propagated Endangered Species

At the recent Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville earlier this year, Mike Berkeley, co-owner of GroWild,Inc was asked what his favorite native plant is. Of course this is an unfair question to ask of any self-proclaimed “certified native plant nut”. He did have an answer though: Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee Coneflower)  When asked […]

Research: Spacing Perennial Plugs with Existing Grasses in a Restoration Site

  In easy order multiples, our “Deep Plug” offers more roots for the money. More roots means quicker establishment when planted directly in the landscape with less post installation maintenance. The “Deep Plug” when potted into larger containers can improve “turn around” by as much as two weeks. When you compare our “Deep Plug” to […]

Other Native Plant Blogs: Flatbush Gardener

Obviously if you are here you are a blog-reader. Or at least curious about blogs. You likely appreciate other points of view and new information. Of course you can find that here. But we think of this as a business blog as much as a plant blog. If you are the type to get your […]

Why You Should NOT Clean Up Your Perennial Beds in the Fall

We grow perennials. We hope you plant perennials. We hope you have a perennial garden to clean up. We know! It’s a little late for this now.  (We also know there are tons of blog posts and articles and more articles out there about this topic, you can even pledge to be a lazy gardener, but […]

We Have a Confession

Spring is here and business is ramping up. And we have greenhouses full of Carex of all types. If you know us, and know James, we have a thing for Carex. Generally we have nothing but good things to say about sedges. We want to talk them up because they are underused in the landscape, […]