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.
Here’s a fun holiday addition! Fragrant Paperwhites are tender Narcissus bulbs for forcing indoors in a pot of gravel in our colder climate. Start with an odd number of bulbs for a more attractive look. Locate a bowl or dish at least 3 inches deep that you can fill with similar-sized gravel or stones.
This works with a Fresh or Artificial Wreath. Choose a size. 10” or 12” wreaths are good for a door. If hanging on a wall or chimney, don’t let it look too small or overwhelm its location. To coordinate. Start with your Bow or choose Ribbon that pulls your other elements together and make the […]
You’ve decided to purchase a live tree that you can enjoy this Christmas and then outside for years to come. Click here for a printable version of this post. It’s a wonderful idea but there are some points to consider: What kind of tree? Will it grow well on your property? Potted evergreens may be […]
The Question: What is garlic? Pick up 2 to 4 to 10 bulbs of garlic. (Can you ever have too much?) You will break these apart into their individual cloves right before planting. Each bulb will have 6 to 10 cloves. Each clove will form a new bulb by next August. So anticipate your garlic […]
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 […]