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North Creek's weekly informative blog about the Landscape Plug™, gardening, design, native plants, and garden ecology!
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