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Vineyard Gardens Nursery is a botanical paradise situated on five acres of land with ten greenhouses, plus a 5 acre growing location with four greenhouses. We offer an array of fine plants and a full range of soils, soil amendments, fertilizers and bulk and bagged materials to meet all your gardening needs. We select and grow the very best roses, grasses, perennials, herbs, vegetables and a rainbow of flowering annuals for summer color. We specialize in landscape size trees, shrubs and ornamental plants that are hardy in the Vineyard’s USDA climate zones. Throughout the year there are many opportunities to experience the nursery, including garden talks, seasonal events and gallery nights.  Vineyard Gardens would love to assist you in creating  your very own "vineyard garden".

PLANT OF WEEK

LUPINE 20% OFF

If you love beautifully illustrated and inspiring children's books Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a must read!  It is about growing up, traveling the globe, making our world a more beautiful place and Lupine. It is especially wonderful to read when the Lupine are blooming! To learn more about Miss Rumphius click here and come to Vineyard Gardens to beautify your world with flowers.

MAY WORKSHOPS

Come and join us at Vineyard Gardens Nursery every Saturday in May at 11am for the very informative and enjoyable gardening workshops! This coming Saturday May 5th Sue Lavalee from Coast of Maine will be leading a workshop on Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening. Check out our latest blog post for more detailed information.Please visit the EVENTS page for more information

NEW ARRIVALS AT THE NURSERY

Our Monrovia Georgia order arrived this morning! Vineyard Gardens is now filled with beautiful Tropicals, ferns, hydrangeas, grasses, roses, hollies and much much more! We also have gorgeous flowering baskets for Mother's Day! Last week we unloaded a truck full of gorgeous Forsythia, Andromedas, Rhododendrons and Leyland Cypress. As well as a Monrovia order filled with Tropicals and an amazing crop of Rosemary!   Please visit our blog with all our new arrivals and edibles that are ready to be planted in your garden today!

 

BARE ROOT STRAWBERRIES AND BARE ROOT ASPARAGUS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

 There is only a small window of opportunity in early spring when strawberries and asparagus are available bare root .

STRAWBERRIES :    We carry two kinds of strawberries, Honeoeye and  All Star, both June bearing varieties, sold in bundles of 10. "Honeoeye" bears heavy yields of large fruit with gorgeous rich color. Plants can be grown in garden beds, containers or hanging baskets. Strawberry flowers attract bees and butterflies who pollinate the flowers and ensure fruiting success.

GROWING:  Provide well-drained soil with medium moisture. Amend beds in spring and fall with quality Coast of Maine Lobster Compost or Fafard premium compost, we carry both. Strawberries are heavy feeders - feed with a fish based fertilizer from spring to mid summer. Mulching beds to retain moisture, keep down the weeds and to create a nice clean place for strawberry fruits to lay on. Thin beds every few years, favoring the strongest runners.

STRAWBERRY DIAGRAM

 STRAWBERRIES ON THE VINE. Straw mulch keeps the fruit off the soil.

STRAWBERRIES ON THE VINE. Straw mulch keeps the fruit off the soil.

STRAWBERRIES HARVESTED

ASPARAGUS :  Jersey Knight and Purple Passion Asparagus are now available bare root. Sold in bundles of 10 or 25.  Asparagus is a very long lived perennial and should be planted in a dedicated bed. Plants need to establish for 2 or 3 seasons before first harvest, after which plants yield abundantly.

GROWING: Asparagus requires well drained fertile soil and cannot tolerate wet feet. Ensure planting site is well weeded, covering with cardboard 8 weeks ahead of planting is an excellent weed killing technique. Plant in trenches 8" deep with a 4" ridge of loose soil down the middle; splay the long roots down the sides of the ridge, then cover everything with nice soil. Plant one bare root 'plant' every 1" leaving 3" between rows. Water well to establish. Top dress asparagus bed with plenty of premium compost every fall.

HARVESTING:  Starting in the third year, harvest tender spring shoots at about 4.5" tall. Do not harvest until shoots are pencil-thick. 

BAREROOT ASPARAGUS

GROWING ASPARAGUS

HARVESTED ASPARAGUS

COOL WEATHER CROPS AVAILABLE AT VINEYARD GARDENS AND READY TO BE PLANTED TODAY.

(Warm weather crops will be available in May)

Now that spring is here it may be fun to experiment with new edibles in your garden or at your dinner table. The edibles from Vineyard Gardens can take you around the world in one dining experience from Asian salads to Portuguese kale soups. We will be selling many varieties of Asian greens, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, kale, mustards, collards, lettuce, swiss Chard, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, leeks, onions and celery. We are also seeding jiffy pots of two pea varieties, the shelling kind and snow peas. Cool weather veggies packs are now available through the end of May. It's important to start getting these cool weather loving veggies in the ground and also a great time to plant strawberries, asparagus and other small fruit like blueberries and raspberries. Talk to Vineyard Gardens for specific planting guidelines. Check out our latest blog post to learn more about Vineyard Garden edibles.

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TIME TO START YOUR SEEDS!

SEED PACKS and SUPPLIES ARE IN STOCK 

We carry  Botanical Interest Seeds and the new Fedco Seed packets. We also have all the supplies to start your own seeds, including seed starting soil mixes, jiffy pots and legume inoculant for your peas. You can get a head start today by planting seeds indoors and when the weather warms up it will be time to plant your seedlings outdoors. Here at Vineyard Gardens we have been busy in the greenhouse planting the cool weather vegetable seeds and we’ve even sown our tomatoes already.

Many seeds need light to germinate so it is best to plant them right on the surface. General planting depth rule is plant 2x the thickness of the seed. The tiny seeds go right on top of the soil. Keep slightly moist at all times until they germinate and then begin a wet dry cycle. Make sure germinated seedlings get plenty of light,otherwise they will stretch and grow long and leggy.

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GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY AND HAVE FUN!

Vineyard Gardens Nursery is a botanical paradise situated on five acres of land with ten greenhouses, plus a 5 acre growing location with four greenhouses. We offer an array of fine plants and a full range of soils, soil amendments, fertilizers and bulk and bagged materials to meet all your gardening needs. We select and grow the very best roses, grasses, perennials, herbs, vegetables and a rainbow of flowering annuals for summer color. We specialize in landscape size trees, shrubs and ornamental plants that are hardy in the Vineyard’s USDA climate zones. Throughout the year there are many opportunities to experience the nursery, including garden talks, seasonal events and gallery nights.  Vineyard Gardens would love to assist you in creating  your very own "vineyard garden".