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Gardening

10 Plants to Grow for Fall Color

Fall is the season for planting. Cooling temperatures present a fantastic opportunity to plan a new garden, amend your existing space, or add new plant varieties to enjoy for years to come. Trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground cover all stand… Continue Reading…

lawn care

Beginner’s Guide to Fall Lawn Care

Fall is just around the corner! As summer gardens fade and the growing season winds down, it’s the perfect opportunity to improve your turf grass. As we’ve previously discussed here on the Cross Creek blog, fall is the most transformative… Continue Reading…

Gardening

The Art of Proper Watering

All plants need water. Although some species are naturally drought tolerant once established, they all need to be properly hydrated in the first year or so after planting. When local gardeners reach out to us for plant problem diagnosis in… Continue Reading…

Gardening

10 Drought Resistant Perennials to Plant this Summer

In soaring summer temperatures and high humidity, it’s vital to provide plenty of water for your newly installed trees, shrubs, and perennials. All plants need water, but some are better adapted to heat and drought. In recent years, a landscaping… Continue Reading…

Gardening

5 Steps to Building a Garden

Gardening is a creative activity meant to enhance outdoor spaces and nurture the environment. There are no rules for garden design; they can be as simple as a meadow of scattered wildflowers or as complex as a formal French garden.… Continue Reading…

Gardening

Planting Trees for a Purpose

So you’re looking to add a tree to the landscape. It’s a great idea – trees can cool your yard, become an aesthetic focal point, or even produce fruit to enjoy. They’re investments to improve your outdoor space for years… Continue Reading…

Gardening

Beginner’s Guide to Spring Fertilizing

When the garden wakes up from dormancy in early spring, rising temperatures stimulate a burst of foliage growth. Deciduous trees and shrubs are often the first plants to show signs of growth, followed by perennials. If some plants in your… Continue Reading…

Gardening

Seed Starting 101

Despite Virginia’s long growing season, many gardeners like to get a head start by sowing fruit and vegetable seeds indoors several weeks before the date of last frost. Starting seeds indoors extends the growing season, which results in an earlier… Continue Reading…

Gardening

How we Grow 100,000 Spring Annuals

Spring is an exciting time at Cross Creek Nursery. Trees and shrubs begin to bloom in a dramatic display of color, perennials come back to life, and gardeners are eager to get growing. It’s especially exciting when we can finally… Continue Reading…

Gardening, Tropical Plants

Cross Creek Staff Favorite Houseplants

Nick Orchids Nick is our resident expert on roses, but he also loves blooming houseplants. He appreciate  orchids because they’re an easy plant to care for. Nick explained “I like the houseplants that thrive on neglect . . . for… Continue Reading…