Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’

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Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ Dawn Redwood Growing Zones: 4-8 Mature Height: 40-50 ft. Mature Width: 20-30 ft. Sunlight: Full or Partial Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable Drought Tolerance: Good Fall color: Orange and yellow The Dawn Redwood tree, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is a deciduous conifer, with soft needle-like leaves that look like evergreens, but are […] Read More

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5 garden chores to do after a heavy rain

After a heavy rain, there are a handful of garden chores you will want to do before the soil dries out again. #1. Weed The moisture in the soil makes weeding so much easier than after a week of dry weather. The soil is soft and you have a better chance of pulling the whole root […] Read More

Early spring mulch application

The how, what, when and whys of using mulch

Plants need nutrients to grow and bloom. Nineteen elements are considered essential for plant growth. Carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen are primarily supplied by air and water. Plant roots absorb the remaining elements from the surrounding soil. At Victoria Gardens, we are big fans of Dynamulch™ to deliver both the benefits of mulching and the benefits […] Read More

Top 10 tips for watering plants wisely

10 Tips For Watering Your Garden Wisely

Follow these water tips to save your garden and save water: 1. Water in the evening or early morning. Watering at these cooler times allows all the water to be absorbed into the ground. When you water in full sun in the midday heat, a lot of water is lost to evaporation. (Don’t do this midday!) […] Read More

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How to plant a spring vignette

Let’s talk about garden design. Knowing that each spring you feel delighted and encouraged by the early spring bloomers-the harbingers of the season-why spread them out, dotted here and there? Why leave them as solitary specks, overwhelmed by the still sleeping landscape? Why not concentrate the earliest bloomers into a spring vignette (or several) placed […] Read More

Repotting Root Bound Houseplants

How to repot a houseplant

When bringing your house plants inside for the winter, check each one to see if it is “root bound.” If the roots are growing in a thick circular pattern at the bottom of the pot, then it needs to step up to the next sized planter. In the video and article below we show you […] Read More

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Victoria Gardens: our own before and after

It is hard to believe, that when Victoria Coyne and her husband, Wayne Waddell saw this turquoise, abandoned, cement block building, that they had a vision of a unique garden center with mighty white oak trees holding up the high, lofty ceiling. Or that the back doors would open onto a shelf of bedrock that […] Read More

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March: Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: Saturday March 22nd: Fairy Dish Garden Class – 11am $30.00 per person Class will begin with a discussion of Fairy lore and how to make your own garden a haven for fairies. In this hands-on workshop we will create miniature fairy container gardens. $30.00 per person includes fairy garden materials – container, soil, […] Read More