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North Creek's weekly informative blog about the Landscape Plug™, gardening, design, native plants, and garden ecology!
Choosing a goldenrod for a project? With so many Solidago species and cultivars available, we go through what we offer and their differences to help you make the best selection for your site.
Why North Creek grows what it grows - a grower's perspective on why certain native plants are hard to find in the marketplace.
Save time and money by utilizing our shipping racks delivered directly to your job site. Don't know what you need to qualify? Read on to learn!
A contentious subject - what to use for a project? Native plants? Cultivars? Nativars? We explore the different takes on this topic.
Is fall the best time to plant? Get the scoop on the pros and cons of installing plants in the fall.
Plants for modern garden design - elevate your aesthetic with modern, sculptural plant selections
Drought and disease in late summer - what to look for in the garden and how to fix it
We're in the middle of summer and boy is it hot! We have a list of plants that not only tolerate the heat and humidity but relish it!
What to plant for beautiful blooms in June, July, and August. Design your gardens knowing what's in flower when!
IMPROVED plant search with new features and additional search requirements help you navigate our 400+ plants to find exactly what you need for each project. Get tips on how to utilize our plant search and what's new.
It's hot out there! New plantings can be stressed as temperatures rise and precipation wanes. We give you the signs of drought stress and how often you should water in high summer.
Meet our Panicum collection! Learn about the switchgrass varieties we offer, the differences between them, and what these warm-season grasses do for the environment and local wildlife.
Looking for simple ways to elevate a client's garden? A list of perennials that can use summer maintenance to take the garden from good to great.
They're Ba-AAACK! A PSA on Spotted Lanternfly.
After a couple of decades of experience working with Landscape Plugs™, here are 5 things we wish we knew when we first started using them for installation projects.
Who CHOPPED my plants?! (We did.) Here are the reasons we trim your plants before we ship them.
Our tips and methods to prepare a new planting site, just in time for spring installations.
Early-season weeds are a bane to every spring garden. We round up our favorite strategies to eliminate or lessen your weed labor, making it easier for you and your garden maintenance.
We've partnered with Kind Earth Growers to bring you more wetland plants! Learn what new plants we offer and get a complete plant list of water-loving favorites for your next installation.
On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we reflect on our mission - to provide plants to improve the connection between humans and the natural environment.
Virginia bluebells are ready to ship! This woodland favorites are a beautiful spring ephemeral that we only carry for a short time. Find out why and what other spring plants grow great with them on this week's The Plug.
Want to add wildlife value to your kitchen and herb garden? Herb gardens are a wonderful way to add fresh taste and nutrition to your food but with these native plants, you can also provide more diverse offerings to pollinators while boosting your health!
For when you can't get to your local garden center, here is our list of reputable online plant dealers that ship directly to your door. Everything from hard-to-find plants, vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs, and even trees! It's all here and it ain't Amazon.
Here it is. Beautiful plant goodness for when you're stuck inside. So, whether you're self-isolating or because of bad weather, we've got our favorite shows, podcasts, and books to help you get through this!
Now is the perfect time to order ferns in time for spring and early summer planting. We'll tell you why they're available for only a short window and teach you when is the best time to plant them.
Are you transitioning a monoculture of lawn into a diverse pollinator haven? We're with you! In this post, we're giving you some of our favorite resources in how to add more wildlife value to your landscape. Together, we can create victory gardens for our pollinators!
New to working with North Creek Nurseries? We've made a step-by-step tutorial on how to use our availability and order with us.
Virginia wild-rye (Elymus virginicus) is now only available through custom-grow. Learn why this plant, and some others, have been taken off our current availability but can still be grown for your landscape projects.
It's here! It's online! See our online 2020 catalog + resource guide - full of our plants and lists for everything from what's deer-resistant to what's good to plant in a green roof. Not just a catalog - so much more!
Talking new plants and new products - what they are, how we choose them, and what's the next big thing on the horizon - with Brigitte Crawford, our New Products Manager.
Three native sedges that cover bare ground FAST after extensive ground restoration work
Easy native plant ideas to bolster the ecological benefits to your tropical garden
12 easy native substitutes for common non-native plants in the garden
We've hit the road! Find out where the Creekers are heading for the 2020 season
New North Creek plant introductions for the coming year!
We've introduced trial offerings! What is it and what does this mean for you?
Need some inspiration for winter outdoor decor? Planters, containers, and a tree just for the wildlife are explored for this holiday season!
As the season winds down, we reflect on some of our favorite conferences, symposia, and tradeshows to network, increase our knowledge, and gather inspiration.
Our customer service team's best tips on how to protect your plants if your fall planting project is delayed
Maintenance for green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) - ensure longevity with proper care
Our top native plant picks to use an alternative to lawn
Are they dying?! Nope, plants shipping now are just going to sleep!
Figuring out how and why a plant didn't perform in garden design
Here's how to bring birds into the garden with the best native perennial plants to provide food + shelter.
Increase your garden plants easily - now is an excellent time to look out for ripening seed. What to look for and our lazy gardener hacks on the easiest ways to grow natives from seed!
I got 99 problems but a chipmunk ain't one! Keeping chipmunks, rabbits, and other small animals out of your garden!
More than vinca... beautiful colors and textures to use in low-maintenance shady spots!
Plants for a foundation planting that are low-maintenance, easy, and beautiful!
Everything you need to know on what to do to prevent deer pressure in the garden!
Perennials that can take a beating and stay on top. Flower power that doesn't just WOW but helps local insects. We're taking a look at some late-season native champions for a fall show.
From swamps to hillsides, there's a Coreopsis for every garden!
When should you plant our Landscape Plugs? Here are the advantages and disadvantages to each time frame in the growing season to figure out your ideal planting window.
Do you have a black walnut tree removed from your garden site recently? Here are our top picks for full-sun perennials tolerant of black walnut to put in your garden, a continuation from Plug post.
See our Landscape Plugs in action by checking out plants in public spaces! Here are some recommendations for great public gardens to visit, state-by-state.
How to protect your newly-installed landscape from persistent waterfowl pests
Why use prairie plants? Grow deeper as we explore the benefits of natives with deep roots and how they can boost your garden and its design.
How to irrigate your newly planted Landscape Plugs through the summer, the signs of drought stress and an overview of different forms of irrigation to decide what is best for you and your site.
A month-by-month list of our favorite perennials to create a massive seasonal bloom event in the garden!
A deeper look into scheduling large landscape maintenance with two free downloadable documents to help you plan!
Utilizing Aster-relatives for filling the perennial garden with durable blooms all summer long.
A look into the calendar year for maintenance and care of large landscapes to plan and schedule weed controls methods
A guide to the Geraniums we offer and when they bloom
Join us, as part of the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference, in using plants to tune into the power of green infrastructure!
For the humid heat and acidic clay soils of The South, we give a list of 100+ native plants that can survive even the swampiest of weather!
Installing hundreds of Landscape Plugs™ but short on time? We introduce you to our favorite spring planting tool, the 3" auger.
What to do if your installation date is delayed...
Controlled burns as a landscape management tool
Why are Virginia bluebells only available in spring? What about Celandine poppy?
New to working with North Creek? Here is what to expect with our Landscape Plugs™
Things are growing again...! But they're mostly weeds. A look at weed control timing.
Using what's there- utilizing a plant's characteristics for design + function
Monitoring your new Landscape Plugs™
To mulch or not to mulch? The use of mulch in the landscape
How long should I water? The importance of irrigating newly-installed plugs in your landscape
Want to try something new? Here are 4 other plants to try beyond Pennsylvania sedge, Carex pensylvanica
What's a little rain? Checking in with our 3-year-old rain garden and learning how rain gardens help with flooding after a storm
The first step to weed management is properly identifying common weeds. Here are some of the most common weeds found in the Mid-Atlantic with recommended strategies for their control and removal.
Here are our favorite Top 10 Native Plants to plant en masse outcompete the weeds as part of your weed management strategy
Now is the time! When to have your warm-season grasses installed at your project
Ever wanted to visit North Creek Nurseries? Come to our First Friday Garden Tour, the 1st Friday of every month to learn about our plants, how we do things, and maybe, a little inspiration.
With over a dozen different Asters available from North Creek, here is our bloom chart to make sense of the collection and to stagger your garden bloom time for massive effect!
Visiting Brookside Gardens in Maryland, two years after renovating their parking lot using the Landscape Plug™
Investing in your garden: three of our favorite spring-time bloomers with flower power that is well worth the wait
Timing your garden cutbacks: why we prefer cleaning up our garden in the spring over the fall
Just in time for Halloween, we check out the beautiful work done to revitalize a local cemetery in Philadelphia with the Grave Gardeners
Right plant, wrong place: when good plants go bad and take over your garden!
There are black walnut trees everywhere! What to plant that tolerates black walnut jugalones
The grass 'turkey feet' is actually beloved by turkeys?? A closer look at Andropogon gerardii
What came first? The plug before the shrub? The order to install a landscape and why
Wet feet or bone dry? How wetland indicator status helps identify suitable plant environments for planting design
Getting tiny! A closer look at tissue culture and micropropagation of plants
Divide and Conquer! A closer look at propagation through division and cuttings
Seeds for the future! A closer look at seed sowing and propagating our plants by seed
When to cut-back foliage for the Hellebore and provide polish to the Lenten Rose
North Creek Nurseries pest management: our pledge to the Pollinators, the People, and the Planet
So it begins... cutting back and cleaning up your garden in time for spring!
The marriage of beauty + utility. Seedheads in the winter for form and food.
Landscape Plugs™ in action! Tour of a native plant planting along PA's I-78!
Living mulch! Choosing evergreen groundcover plants to prevent weed germination
Please! I need plants that can take all this salt! Choosing plants with salt tolerance in the landscape
My plants have arrived and it's cold out! Now what? Fresh plants + cold weather = bad news
Why do my plants look dead? Learning about vernalization and plugs breaking dormancy in spring