FIELD NOTES

    Acres of Wisdom from Morrison's.


    The Daylilly: Sending June out in a Burst of Color

    This Daylilly ('Hemerocallis') is one of the most colorful and popular perennials we sell here at Morrison's. It will thrive in a wide range of growing conditions and is hardy from zones 3 through 7. While it does prefer full sun, it will still flower and grow in partial sun conditions.Read more...

    BrazelBerries Raspberry Shortcake

    The BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake is a new plant from Fall Creek Nurseries. BrazelBerries are bred to fit the garden nitch of dwarf berry-producing plants that will do well in containers or raised beds. They are self pollinating and very manageable. This red raspberry plant is thornless and very easy to handle.Read more...

    Morrison's & Monrovia. What it means to be green.

    Being in the gardening and nursery industry we tend to think of ourselves among the 'green' pioneers. We try to grow as many of our products as organically as possible and, at the very least, we use integrated pest management in raising our plants. One blemish on our industry has been the continued use of plastic in delivering plants to the public.Read more...

    Flowering blooms that hang around all season

    There's certainly no shortage of spectacular annuals to brighten your home this spring, the trick is keeping that color deep into the season. Proven Winners suggests for the best looking hanging baskets that you fertilize regularly. Annuals bloom off new growth and to promote that growth they need constant feeding.Read more...

    Return of the Harlequin Honeysuckle

    This beautiful plant is back by popular demand as we've not offered it to our customers for several years. After this long winter, many of our customers have seen their favorite clematis on their lamp post beat to the ground or perhaps gone for good. This showy favorite offers a quick return of a multi-season tough vine.Read more...

    Plant Something Day in Massachusetts

    May 15th is "Plant Something" Day and Morrison's is helping by supporting the South Shore Great Pumpkin Challenge Seedling Giveaway! We have 60 free seedling plants to give to kids to get them to experience the fun of planting something.Read more...

    Harringtonia: As Yew Like It

    We've all been taking stock of our yards this spring, what was damaged with the snow, what plants might rally after a late start, what beloved perennials might not have survived. As we survey our own deer marauded landscape at home I'm now aware that our local deer don’t particularly like Japanese Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia) and left it alone this past winter.Read more...

    Interesting Plants for Early Spring Color

    While native New Englanders may cringe in anticipation of that inevitable last snowfall, Mother Nature waits for no one and is moving forward. Look outside and see the first buds of the season rapidly emerging on trees and shoots coming up in your garden. It's spring and an explosion of color is closer than you think.Read more...

    Japanese Skimmia, Four Seasons of Beauty

    20 years ago when planting the front of our new house nestled in the shade of big White Pine trees we needed a low growing plant that wouldn’t block our view to the garden. We decided on the Japanese Skimmia (Skimmia japonica). This beautiful, broadleaf evergreen has thrived and grown to be a bush that is 3′ x 3′ and only 18″ tall.Read more...

    The Spectacular ‘Wim’s Red’ Hydrangea

    Five years ago my wife Susanne brought back to this country a new panicle hydrangea from Europe named ‘Wim’s Red.’ We have three of these plants in our garden at home and they’ve all performed well. This year at Morrison’s we’ve finally been able to get our first of these plants in from Monrovia Nurseries for your own garden.Read more...

    Erosion and Living by the Ocean

    Living by the sea is beautiful, but every year we must deal with beach erosion. This year was particularly bad for many waterfront owners, here are some steps that can be taken to help minimize the loss of sand.Read more...

    Every Picture Tells a Story

    One of the best new toys of the digital age to benefit gardeners has been the digital camera. Those who know me know I would prefer to have a splitting maul or a shovel in my hand any day of the week but for us here at the garden center, today the person who comes into us with the digital camera and a few pictures is the easiest person to help.Read more...

    A Sweet Potato Primer

    The soil has now warmed up enough and it’s time to plant sweet potatoes, but wait, don’t they only grow down south? Maybe you mean the pretty foliage plant that is used in planters that in one season can grow up and flow out of a container trailing up to 6 feet?Read more...

    Feeling Under the Weather?

    As you can see, we’ve not escaped this winter’s wrath and we’re feeling the same pressure as you are here at Morrison’s. We’ve all seen the news reports on the importance of clearing off our roofs. The problem is that many of us live in two-story homes where roof rakes just don’t reach.Read more...

    The Inside Scoop on Melting Agents

    We've already had that first snow storm of the season followed by a blast of arctic temperatures. Nobody wants to be "that neighbor" that didn't shovel or de-ice their property, but what's the difference between rock salt and other de-icers? I've put together a primer that will tell you what melting agents are plant-safe, kid-safe.Read more...

    Now’s the Time to Go Organic

    Morrison’s is proud to carry a wide array of all-natural and organic alternatives from brands such as Wellness and Merrick. Wellness utilizes “human food standards” and extensive testing to reach purity levels and Merrick manufactures all of its canned, dry food and treats.Read more...