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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. […]

Native … to where? when?

We enthusiasts have a shorthand way of speaking. We say, “I use native plants”, and then sit back and smirk at our superior understanding of ecology and the good we’re doing the planet.  But really?  There are as many definitions of ‘native’ as there are gardeners, I’m afraid. Native to where?  Are you talking about […]