The End of Another Season

Pondside Nursery is now closed for the season. Once again, we would like to express our profound gratitude to all our retail and landscaping customers. Your continued patronage sustains us and your ideas and suggestions for how to better serve you are always welcome.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, or inquire about snowplowing or firewood for the winter months, please contact us through the office at 518-828-1179.

Thanks again for another great season... we look forward to seeing you when we reopen in Spring 2018!

Hydrangeas Demystified

We've had a beautiful stretch of weather lately, still summery but foreshadowing fall, and I feel renewed and refreshed enough to do some ambitious gardening again. This is a great time for planting perennials and flowering shrubs, the warm days and cooler nights perfect to encourage plants to root in and establish before the real fall weather arrives.

And there are many plants that save their biggest show for this time of year: Sedums, Asters, most of the ornamental grasses and many others. One of the most spectacular late-bloomers is Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora', the "Peegee" Hydrangea (pictured above) an old fashioned shrub that's often seen around local farmhouses. Its big pointed clusters of white flowers age to pink as the season progresses, and are often cut for dried flower arrangements. It's a classic, but there are lots . . .

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