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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…

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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…

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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…

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5 Steps to Prepare your Garden for the Winter

The return of cold weather that marks the end of the growing season is often bittersweet. The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to put away the gardening tools. Perennials die back, trees begin to shed their… Continue Reading…

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Groundcover Plants to Elevate your Garden

The key to creating sustainable and cohesive gardens lies in the details. Once you’ve picked out the perfect statement trees, planted foundational shrubs, and brightened your yard with perennial flowers, there’s still one important element to consider: groundcover. Groundcover plants… Continue Reading…

Gardening, Wildlife

Adding Native Plants to your Landscape

The trees and shrubs available at Cross Creek Nursery are native to dozens of different countries with different habitats and climates. Crape Myrtles, for example, grow natively in eastern Asia but many homeowners in the southeastern United States choose to… Continue Reading…

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Getting into Houseplants

2020 ought to have been called the year of the houseplant considering the booming popularity of the hobby since the pandemic began. Since more folks have been staying home, many have focused their energy on cultivating indoor jungles they can… Continue Reading…

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After the Professionals are done, how do I keep my new landscape going strong?

Three essential parts of any landscape project are design, quality installation and care after installation.  After the design and installation phases are complete often customers have questions regarding care.  The most common question I come across from my landscape customers… Continue Reading…

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Gardening when the heat is on

1) Plant early in the morning or late in the day when the sun is low, or wait for a cloudy day if you can.  2) Keep the roots hydrated. Water well and remove plants from pots immediately before planting – don’t allow them to sit… Continue Reading…