As the summer sun beams down on our beautiful New England gardens, it’s essential to practice water-wise gardening techniques to conserve this precious resource. At Salt Box Nursery in Bellerica, MA, we understand the importance of sustainability and have compiled a list of practical tips to help you maintain a flourishing garden while minimizing water […]
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The Diverse Types of Butterflies in Mass: Creating a Butterfly Haven in Your Garden
Butterflies, with their delicate wings and vibrant colors, bring beauty and enchantment to any garden in New England. These remarkable creatures not only add visual appeal but also play a crucial role in pollination. If you reside in the area, you have the opportunity to attract a diverse array of butterflies to your garden. By […]
As the summer season approaches, the enchanting beauty of blooming flowers transforms the landscapes of Billerica, MA. At Salt Box Nursery in Billerica, we take pride in offering a remarkable selection of summer flowering perennials that thrive in our local climate and add charm to gardens, borders, and containers. In this article, we present the […]
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Demystifying Garden Fertilizers: NPK, Organic Options, and Application Tips
A thriving garden begins with healthy soil, and using the right fertilizer is essential for nourishing your plants, trees, and shrubs. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to determine which fertilizer is best for your garden. In this blog post, we’ll explore the basics of garden fertilizers, including understanding the […]
Creating a Versatile Kitchen Garden: Garden Beds, Raised Beds, and Containers. Introduction A kitchen garden is a fantastic way to grow your own fresh, delicious vegetables, herbs, and berries right in your backyard. With various gardening methods available, such as garden beds, raised beds, and containers, you can easily find the perfect approach to suit […]
Introduction Hydrangea macrophylla, commonly known as bigleaf hydrangea, is a popular garden staple beloved for its large, showy blooms that grace gardens from late spring through summer. To keep your hydrangeas healthy and thriving, it’s essential to understand when and how to prune them, as well as the optimal times and methods for fertilizing. In […]
Ok. You’ve started your seeds and have been nurturing them carefully. What’s next? Check out this helpful video on Seedling Care: Thinning, Separating, Fertilizing & Fixing Stretched Seedlings!
Spring is the perfect time to start a garden and enjoy the outdoors. However, as we become more aware of the impact of our actions on the environment, it’s important to consider sustainability when planning our gardens. Creating a sustainable spring garden is not only better for the planet, but it can also help you […]
Spring is the perfect time to get kids interested in gardening! With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Not only is gardening a fun activity, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about the environment, […]
Dahlias are a beautiful and versatile addition to any garden, with their stunning flowers and wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. They are easy to grow and care for, making them a great choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to plant and care for dahlias: Choose the […]
New to fruit trees? Check out our selection of fruit trees this Spring. In the meantime check out this video for pruning fruit trees.
Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to start your vegetable garden for the year. If you’re a first-time gardener, don’t be intimidated! Starting a garden can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially if you get started early. In this article, we’ll explore some early spring vegetables to plant […]
Need a shot of inspiration for your Spring garden plans? Check out this video featuring Proven Winner plants.
The Pothos plant is one of the most popular houseplants for a good reason – it’s low maintenance and forgiving, making it the ideal choice for new gardeners. This lush, green plant can be grown in a variety of settings, from low light to bright, indirect light, making it ideal for any home or office. […]
Starting a vegetable garden for the first time can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Here are some tips for starting your seeds indoors to give your plants a head start before transplanting them to your outdoor garden. Seeds: Choose seeds that are well-suited for your climate and the time of year. Look for organic […]