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What About All Those Spotty Leaves?

Whew, what a year it has been! First weeks and weeks of rainy cool weather in the spring followed by a long stretch of extremely hot, dry days in mid-summer. And when we just couldn't take any more of the heat, it rained for days and days in late July which just ramped up our usual August humidity. All the fluctuations in the weather this year have really taken a toll on our garden plants.


Don't Turn Up Your Nose at Goldenrod!

First things first... Goldenrod does not cause hay fever. Many people forgo this wonderful plant because they are afraid it will aggravate their hay fever symptoms. This long-standing garden myth is simply not true. Solidago's, aka Goldenrod's, pollen is too heavy to float in the air.


Raking Leaves Isn't as Good as Mowing Them!

Next to pulling weeds, raking leaves is probably our least favorite garden task. But wait! The fallen leaves can actually be a great benefit to your lawn. Instead of raking, bagging and disposing of the leaves, use a mulching mower and turn the leaves into compost.


Semi-Annual Tree Sale

People often ask, "When is the best time to plant a tree?" The best time to plant a tree is always today! As long as the ground is not frozen, tree planting can happen year-round. Next you may ask, "When is the best time to be financially savvy while buying a tree?" The time is now! Our tree planting sale begins September 13 and runs through October 14.


Hydrangeas Demystified

Do you find yourself wondering why your hydrangea isn't blooming? Have you seen hydrangeas of various shapes and sizes and don't know which kind to buy? We have the answers!


85 Years and Counting!

Stadler Nurseries was founded by Paul and Rebecca Stadler in 1932. Paul was a Swiss immigrant who arrived in the United States with just a few dollars in his pocket, not knowing a soul or a word of English. He started his career as a personal gardener working for people living in Georgetown and growing plants for his customers.  He met his future wife, Rebecca, while landscaping an inn in Washington where she worked in the kitchen.  A shift from personal gardeners to landscape companies led Paul and Rebecca to turn their attention to growing trees and opening a garden center.


Edibles: Goods from the Garden with Kris

Our gardens are a bountiful source of rewards, especially if you plan to include edibles. Our guest blogger, and Stadler Nurseries sales associate, Kris, shares a family favorite recipe with us here!

One of the many pleasures of gardening is growing your own produce.  In my own garden most of the space is devoted to trees, shrubs and flowering perennials.  However, I have reserved a sunny corner for raspberry and blackberry canes, blueberry bushes and a small vegetable garden.