Monday, January 26, 2015

What's January Good For?

From, we learn that all is not bleak in January ...
... we notice that the days are getting longer.  Minute by minute they lengthen out ... until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.
-Vita Sackville-West    
 An extra precious quarter hour. To do what?
There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter.  One is the January thaw.  The other is the seed catalogs.
-Hal Borland     
Maybe so. But ... spending time watching January thaw might bring on a bleakness all its own, and one that not even a seed catalog could dispel.

Thus, we see the limit of the usefulness of poets and philosophers.

Winter blues can only truly be lifted by action and so we turn to practical tips for what to do in your yards and gardens in January and February - before the 'bluebird sings', so to speak.

Photo courtesy Tony Hisgett CC BY 2.0

Friday, January 23, 2015

We're Hiring!

We are looking for solid, self-motivated individuals with a desire to get ahead, who are interested in a career in the horticulture, nursery, and landscaping industry.

Click 'Help Wanted!' in the side bar for more information and send us your application today!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Rainy Days and Mondays

'Tis a gray day here in Ben's Creek Nursery world, or as they say in England, a grey day .. and rainy and cold as well.

Nothing seems to want to do anything when it's cold and wet....

....except our crews.

Where the Post Office only talks the talk, our guys walk the walk. Here are some photos of some upcoming work for our tireless crews, come rain or shine.