Greetings to our cherished Donaldson’s Greenhouse community! As the balmy days of summer start to wane, giving way to the cooler tones of fall, it’s that moment to begin thinking about safely transitioning our outdoor houseplants into the cozy embrace of our homes. If this task feels a tad overwhelming, take a deep breath. With […]
Imagine this: As the sun takes its leave and twilight emerges, you’re surrounded by flowers that glitter and gleam in the moon’s tender embrace. Such is the allure of a moon garden – a sanctuary filled with plants that bloom, shimmer, and release their fragrances in the nighttime. A haven that adds a touch of […]
In an era saturated with pixels and virtual realities, immersing children in the visceral joys of the earth is an enriching and grounding experience. Gardening stands out, presenting an orchestra of learning, creativity, and a rediscovery of nature’s marvels. As the sun of August pours warmth over us, let’s dive into gardening activities designed to […]
If you love to grow vegetables, but find you can never eat all your garden yields, here’s an alternative to researching new recipes in anticipation of your millionth tomato. Grow some decorative gourds in place of a portion of your usual edible veggies. Decorative gourds have potential as centerpieces, serving bowls, storage containers, birdhouses, and […]
We invite you to stop by the greenhouse and nursery yard and take home some of autumns beauty for your yard and garden. We are offering great deals on all of our perennials, grasses, roses, trees and shrubs. Sale prices as much as 50% off. Warmer soil and more precipitation makes Fall a fabulous time […]
Modified From www.emmitsburg.net/gardens Winter is arriving sooner than you think, and there are bound to be several cold snowy or rainy days over the next several months. Now is the time to assess our backyard gardens to see how wildlife-friendly they are – or could be – with a little human help. By providing food, […]
The end of summer is in sight and what is a vegetable gardener to do? You might be enjoying the last hurrah of cherry tomatoes and peppers, but don’t let the bounties of your harvest end there. When the temperatures cool, there is a fresh opportunity to grow different edible plants.
Fall evokes thoughts of crisp, cool air, geese flying overhead, and leaves crunching underfoot. Capture the spirit of autumn with an inviting display of plants near the doorway of your home. Your display can be as simple or fancy as you like, start with a basic potted container, and then add-on decorative accents.
Cover Crops; repaying the soil for the benefits we reap You may think that as the gardening season is winding down that it’s time to sit back and enjoy the harvest. Think again! Consider the age old practice of planting a cover crop, which has been around throughout agricultural history. Many home gardeners assume that […]
If you’re short on time and funds, or just have a serious disinterest in plastic pumpkins and turkeys that you have to store for 11 months, Mother Nature can give you a Thanksgiving décor assist. If you have a yard or garden you can gather supplies right outside your door, but plenty of materials can […]