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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, […]

Seasonal Interest

  Finally it is starting to feel like winter. During this mild weather the birds, chipmunks, squirrels and others have had an extended harvesting and caching season. In some landscapes it is a struggle for resident winter wildlife to find food that will sustain them through the coldest seasons. Often when planning a landscape the […]

Slow Season…What Slow Season? -or- Stop by and say Hello!

  There’s more to this plant growing business than sowing seeds and watering seedlings. During this time of the year is when we are out and about meeting new people and introducing them to New Moon Nursery. It can be a tough decision to make. Do we leave the farm, where seeds are being sown […]

Warm and Cool

Fall Is The Best Time For Planting…Except Each year in the fall, as lawns finally perk up from summer drought, we are asked to provide flats of our native grasses for fall plantings. Each autumn we disappoint and frustrate customers by suggesting they reconsider planting certain grasses in the fall. Why not? Turns out, fall […]

Faith in a Seed

“I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” ― Henry David Thoreau Just as Thoreau had faith in a seed, so do we here at New Moon Nursery. Each year, and many times throughout the year, we sow seeds. Millions of […]

Confessions of an exotic invasive.

I’ve been thinking a lot about permanence and passage lately.  In a relatively short time span, I’ve experienced the deaths of an employer-mentor, a friend-mentor, and two relative-mentors.   My personal time has been spent thinking about where they came from, how they impacted me, and how I can carry some of those lessons forward. […]