We would like to direct you to the following for more information on native plant gardening as well as other horticultural, green industry and ecological sites. We've also provided a few of our favorite book and magazine recommendations.
North Creek's weekly informative blog about the Landscape Plug™, gardening, design, native plants, and garden ecology!
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
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