New items for Spring 2014!

We are so excited, we wanted to give you an early look at what’s new for Spring.

The Colorado outdoor fireplace

The Colorado outdoor fireplace

Our favorite! Large Oxidized Chimenea

Our favorite! Large Oxidized Chimenea

Circo with log storage

Circo with log storage

Dreaming of lovely Spring Flowers and More…

As we sit here watching the snow fall and blanket the newly exposed ground, it is painful. These late Winter snows only delay our journey to connect once again with nature. W e ache to explore, to see what has survived and what has thrived. We long to make sense of what is and plan our masterpiece from what remains. Patience is being practiced and the joy we will feel when we finally get out into the garden will only be sweeter when we finally get there. Nature is our teacher and she teaches us appreciation in every season of the year. Dormant shrubs and trees and berries will be delivered next week, snow or no snow. We know that Spring is coming. We are certain of that. We will just have to be patient!west basket (2)

New Arrivals at the Nursery – Plants with Pizzazz!

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Wondering what to plant early?

So many plants so little time…. but what to plant in April? We all know that the nasty frost can ruin tender plants in a blink of an eye.  It almost always happens when you least expect it. Forget to bring in your planters or baskets with items that are greenhouse grown and you bet it will freeze that night!

There are however, many tough plants that like cool weather and can tolerate the cold. These are what folks should be buying and planting outside right now.  These include:

*Herbs like: Parsley, Sage, Oregano, Thyme.

*Early blooming perennials like: Phlox, Rockcress, Columbine, Lupine, Lamium, Campanula, Bergenia, Bleeding Hearts and MORE!

*Cold Crop Veggies like: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Lettuces, Kohlrabi, Chard, Beets,Onions, Potatoes and Peas.

* Pansies and Violas can cure any craving for color, and they can freeze solid and still keep smiling!

One of the biggest gardening mistakes I think I see every year is people waiting until the Tomatoes can be planted  and planting their entire garden then. A good garden gets planted in a sequence of plantings beginning when the soil can be worked in March and April and ending in the Fall when a late crop of greens can be planted and harvested up until the snow falls.

What do you want to grow? Let the helpful staff at Westwood Gardens help show you what can and cannot  plant now!

New Orgainic Earthboxes!

Welcome to EarthBox®

The World’s Most Revolutionary Gardening System!

Acting on the laws of nature, the EarthBox facilitates the movement of nutrients from areas of high concentration to areas of low concentration. When the EarthBox is set up, the fertilizer stripe is placed on top of the potting mix-creating an area of high nutrient concentration. At this time, the potting mix around the roots of the growing plant has no fertilizer. When water is added, the moist potting mix slowly conducts the diluted nutrients down the concentration gradient to the plant roots,which absorb optimal amounts of nutrients at any given time. 

The EarthBox’s plastic cover drastically reduces the water evaporation rate and returns condensed water vapor to the potting mix. As the plants draw water from the reservoir, they consume only what they need to stay healthy. Plants cannot be over-watered or under-watered if the reservoir is kept full. The plastic cover also prevents fertilizer from being diluted or washed away by rain.

Many of our customers have come back to us asking for refills, and this year we will have them! We are stocking the Organic Kits and Replant kits!

David Austin Roses Coming Soon!

"William Shakespeare" English Rose Arrangement

Click HERE to see the Beautiful Roses that can be grown in zones 4 and 5…

These hardy Roses are coming to Westwood Gardens this Spring!