Whether you garden in the Berkshires, eastern New York, or northwestern Connecticut, Ward’s is your complete lawn & garden resource. Open daily 8am - 5:30pm.
Ward’s also offers a variety of perennials native to North America, the East Coast, and specifically the Berkshires. (For Native Trees and Shrubs post, click here.) Native plants offer the best strategy for encouraging animal diversity in our landscape and our wild areas. To see a list of Native Perennials that we usually carry or […]
Ward’s offers a variety of native trees and shrubs that serve a landscape aesthetic as well as an environmental purpose. To see a list of Native Trees & Shrubs that we usually carry or can easily acquire click here This post of images is just the beginning. If you have a specific plant in mind […]
Be Picnic and Tanglewood ready: A cutting garden is an out-of-the-way but sunny spot for annuals to grow and bloom but where they don’t need to look ‘arranged’. Perennials for cutting are solid, long-blooming plants that have their seasonal showy time.
Many Berkshire native plants are found now in the woods. Visit our many woodland trails to see some of these delicate, herbaceous perennials in their natural habitat. Blooming now, they are very important plants for insect pollinators. See the portfolio for some of what’s available at Ward’s this week: Portfolio of Some Spring Ephemerals
for your New Trees and Shrubs Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26) are coming soon. If you’ll be planting a special tree or shrub to celebrate, you will want to do it properly to ensure the plant’s health and success. We like this Easy-to-Print Planting Tip Sheet from the UMASS EXTENSION and […]
Seed-starting saves you money on plants and expands your choices in flower, color, taste and size! Some seeds grow best when started right in the garden. Just read the seed packet. And – it’s easier than you think especially since seeds are designed to sprout and grow into thriving plants under the right conditions. So […]
They are doing it again! Boy Scout Troup 23 of Great Barrington will be recycling Christmas trees as a service to the community and a fundraiser for the Scouts on two Saturdays in January. Trees should be taken to Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe, 258 Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington or can be picked up […]
Here’s a fun holiday addition! Fragrant Paperwhites are tender Narcissus bulbs for forcing indoors in a pot of gravel in our colder climate. Place bulbs in dishes or bowls filled with gravel, marbles or other decorative support material. Add water to a level just at the base of the bulbs. Keep in a bright but […]
Whether you pick up a small shrub or a larger tree, the process for installing a woody plant (one with firm, hard-to-bend branches) is pretty similar for all, evergreen or deciduous. Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball or container but no deeper. The top of the root ball must be slightly […]
AROUND THE GARDEN IN OCTOBER – While raking leaves this fall, consider all your plantings around the home. Fall is a great time for moving and removing perennials and shrubs as well as planting new! First when it comes to raking: rake leaves off lawn as regularly as possible. Raking is great exercise, makes less […]