It’s almost mum season! Many of the bright colors produced by calibrachoas and petunias are gone from the nursery, having been replaced with a sea of small, round green plants laid out in neat rows as far as the eye can see. It’s almost impossible to tell what color they will be when the color… Read More Mums the Word!
We now have mums in the fields establishing their roots for this fall! The nursery is excited to see them fill out and crack color in the coming months. Speaking of establishing roots; I am in the process of spreading and further establishing mine here at JNC. I will be changing roles away from being… Read More Establishing Roots
Summer has arrived! While we can usually escape inside to the bliss of air conditioning, outdoor plants are stuck in the dirt under the sweltering sun. What can we do to give them a break, notice when our plants are struggling, and help them recover from heat stress? How hot is hot? Charlotte W. with… Read More Plants That Love the Heat!
I hope you are enjoying the last day of spring, it is gorgeous here and I am trying to enjoy what looks to be the last cool day we have for a while! With summer here now, I am excited to start seeing blooms on my favorite plants. My favorite garden additions are not something… Read More Gotta’ give it to the grasses!
10 gorgeous shrubs, plants, flowers and grasses that create a polished look with little upkeep. Low maintenance gardening is a great option for those of us who don’t have a lot of time to spend in the garden but still want their yard to look lush and manicured. There are many ways to make gardening… Read More Gardening 101: Create a Colorful, Low Maintenance Garden
I wondered this last night while sitting in my sunroom bewildered by why now all of a sudden everything is doing so much better than it ever had. Surely, my green thumb had not become more green overnight. It had to be the increase in humidity that made a change. Previously, I would fill a… Read More How does Humidity Help Plants Thrive?
You’re bound to see one at least once in your lifetime, and it’s stunning to admire how beautiful and just how fast these little suckers are. Here at Johnson Nursery, we are surrounded by nature and fortunate enough to see them hum on by while enjoying the nutritious nectar our plants give them. Sometimes we… Read More Pollinator Week: Hummingbirds!￼
I’ve loved watching butterflies for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been enchanted by their many colors, patterns, the way they fly gracefully, or lopsided, or in a jerky up-and-down-and-all-around fashion. It’s not uncommon to see me quietly and carefully creeping around a flower bed trying to catch that perfect image or video… Read More Pollinator Week: Butterflies!
Six years ago, I started dating a beekeeper, little did I know, his passion for them would make me fall in love with the creatures that once scared me. Everyone knows that fear… “LOOK OUT THERE’S A BEE!” You duck, swat, and some even run… But honestly, there’s really no need. Honey bees lose their… Read More Pollinator Week: Did you know… The Honey Bee – Apis Mellifera
I was taking photos in The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina a couple of months ago when I came across something I’d never seen before. It was black and yellow and furry with large, beautifully detailed wings like a butterfly. It was unmoving, nestled within the petals of a large white tulip. I wondered if… Read More Pollinator Week: Introducing the Hummingbird Moth