Wayside Gardens Voices


Do you ever look out at your garden and wish you had a fairy godmother (or at least her magic wand) to whisk away your planting pains? Espoma isn’t magic, but its products have an astounding effectiveness which is as close to bibbity-bobbity-boo as we’ve ever experienced. They’re a trusted name for a reason and now it’s time to see why.

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For some parts of the country winter is long gone and evidence of spring is everywhere you look. But for Northern states winter can drag and won’t halt its killing chill just because the calendar says so.  This nifty guide will help take care of your garden in unpredictable weather and prevent a late winter storm from decimating your new growth.

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Our Favorite Nodding Flowers

Our Favorite Nodding Flowers


Posted on Mar 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Not all flowers are like daisies with their blooms facing up to meet the sun. In fact, some are more shy, with bowed heads studying their roots.  Downward facing and lovely, these demure cultivars have earned a special place in our hearts and our gardens.

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Kudzu. Tree of Heaven. Purple Loosestrife. For many of you, just reading those name sent a shiver down your spine. Why? Because these botanical bullies are known as invasive plants, and they will  mercilessly strangle the life out of native species if given even half a chance. To prevent invasive species from running amok, we suggest growing these native varieties which are just as beautiful and blessedly tame compared to their savage counterparts.

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Grow a Japanese Garden

Grow a Japanese Garden


Posted on Feb 2, 2017 | 0 comments

It’s always fun to experiment with garden themes, and this week’s theme is Japanese gardening! From grasses to shrubs and trees, we’ve got all you need to sculpt your landscape into a masterpiece inspired by the Land of the Rising Sun.

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As spring swiftly approaches, we gardeners are filled with that familiar ambivalent feeling—eager for the warm weather and beautiful blooms, but anxious about all the work we need to get done to get our garden started right! Don’t be caught off guard with the arrival of spring: follow this 8-step game plan to whip your garden into top shape by planting season!

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A new year means new opportunities and we are already planning ways to get the best out of the next 365 days. One way to get a jump on your new garden is picking the perfect varieties to let your landscape stand out from the crowd. We at Wayside Gardens are proud to present our top picks to give your garden the greatest advantage in 2017.

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An Easy Guide to Houseplant Care

An Easy Guide to Houseplant Care


Posted on Jan 10, 2017 | 0 comments

According to science people have only 3 basic needs – food, water and shelter. Much like humans, plants really only need 3 things to survive – sunlight, water, and a growing medium. This is pretty cut and dry, so why is keeping your houseplants alive such a struggle? You’re resolved to keep your dreams and your plants alive this year and we’re here to help!

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