Spring is here – time to spruce up the garden! The danger of frost is almost past in New Hampshire, so it’s time to break out the rototillers and mulches and to start weeding and feeding. A great-looking garden will not only bring you countless hours of pleasure, it will also heighten the “curb appeal” of your home.
For over fifteen years Faulkner’s Landscape and Nursery has furnished plants to some of the best gardens in the greater Manchester region. It is open seven days a week during the busy season. Faulkner‘s website is filled with photos of landscaping ideas, the flowering plants they offer, and even “What’s in Bloom” now. The site also contains a catalog of all the plants they offer, a gardening tip page, and links to gardening websites. The company’s awareness of environmental factors is shown by their inclusion of a list of plants that they choose not to sell because of their invasive tendencies. Their extensive landscaping services are also highlighted. Address: 1130 Hooksett Road, Hooksett; phone: 603-627-9573.
Maple Hill Nursery and Greenhouses has been serving the needs of gardeners in the greater Keene area for over 25 years. Open daily during the planting season, this Swanzey center features a large stock of roses and ornamental and fruit trees in addition to perennials, herbs, and flowering shrubs. For beginning and avid gardeners, they have a Saturday seminar series. They also have a Landscape Division offering design and installation services for homes and businesses. Check out their website for weekly specials. Located at 197 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey; phone: 603-357-2555.
Moose Maple Nursery and Garden Center in Dublin specializes in northern grown stock that is perfect for the higher elevations of the Monadnock region of Southern New Hampshire. It is open every day but Wednesday from April through October. They feature an extensive inventory of hardy plants, trees, and shrubs. Moose Maple Nursery also has a large selection of native New Hampshire trees, shrubs, and perennials, which include many plants especially important as food sources for birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Hanging baskets, annuals, and vegetables are available during spring and summer, and mums, pumpkins, and Christmas trees are presented in the fall and early winter. Their well-illustrated website tells their story. On Route 137 in Dublin; phone: 603-563-8284.