Author Archives: Marilyn Sparks

Cultivating Garden Excellence with Deadheading: An Insight from White House Nursery

Gardening is a journey of discovery and enjoyment, an endeavor that suits everyone from the seasoned horticulturist to the budding green thumb. A key gardening practice that significantly affects your plants’ health and growth is deadheading, a technique that includes both pruning and pinching spent blossoms. The approachable and knowledgeable staff at White House Nursery […]

Beat the Heat: Shade Solutions for Your Summer Garden from White House Nursery

When the summer sun blazes overhead, finding shade in your garden becomes a top priority. Luckily, White House Nursery has the perfect shade solutions to help you create a cool and inviting oasis right in your own backyard. From vibrant annuals to exotic tropicals and enduring perennials, we have a wide range of plants that […]

The Joy of July: Essential Gardening Tasks for Mid-Summer in Your Garden

From the experts at White House Nursery As we embrace the height of summer, gardens are alight with vibrant colors, aromatic scents, and the soothing hum of busy pollinators. The care and attention we’ve invested since spring have now transformed our gardens into thriving, lush environments. While July is a time to enjoy the beauty […]

Water-Wise Gardening Tips for June: Conserving Water in Your Maryland Garden

As the summer heat arrives, it becomes crucial to practice water-wise gardening techniques to conserve our valuable water resources. At White House Nursery in Maryland, we prioritize sustainability and offer essential tips to help you maintain a thriving garden while minimizing water usage. By following these simple strategies, you can make a significant impact on […]

June is National Pollinator Month

June is National Pollinator Month: Celebrating the Vital Role of Bees, Butterflies, and Pollinator-Friendly Plants at White House Nursery for Maryland Gardens With the arrival of June, we also celebrate National Pollinator Month—a time to recognize the importance of pollinators and promote their conservation efforts. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators play a crucial role in […]

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 […]

Kitchen Gardens 3 Ways

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 […]

Pruning and Fertilizing Hydrangea macrophylla for Stunning Blooms

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 […]

Creating a sustainable Spring veggie garden

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 […]