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Subscribe to Local Gardening Newsletter

hydrangeaEnter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Each issue lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, articles, and tips specific to this area. Pegplant’s Post always has a giveaway, an opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming September 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is one Endless Summer® Summer Crush® bigleaf hydrangea plant, courtesy of Bailey Nurseries.

This compact shrub is a mophead type hydrangea that blooms all summer long. Part of the Endless Summer® series, Summer Crush® has very large flower heads with raspberry red or neon purple blooms. The plant grows to only a few feet, perfect for containers and patios. It is cold hardy yet wilt resistant. Flower buds appear on old and new wood, so the plant blooms all summer long. Bailey Nurseries is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that offers a wide variety of landscape plants. Its mission is to help retailers, growers, and landscapers create a landscape that is more beautiful, diverse, and sustainable. Gardeners can find their plants in their distinctive containers at local independent garden centers. This giveaway is for Pegplant’s Post subscribers only.

Subscribe to DC’s Free, Local Gardening Newsletter

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming July 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a Kimono hydrangea from the Bloomin’ Easy Plants.

Bloomin’ Easy has made it easy for homeowners who appreciate the beauty of a landscaped yard but need to be able to do it in a way that is not time consuming or too difficult. Bloomin’ Easy provides support to people who have purchased the plants with videos and tailored care reminders. The free care reminders are specific to each plant and offer simple advice to maintain the plants so they always look their best. These e-mails let people know when it is time to mulch, fertilize, prune, etc. The website provides video tutorials on how to plant, fertilize, and prune. Plants are sold through garden centers in North America including Canada.

Subscribe to Pegplant’s Post: Gardening Newsletter for the DC Metro Area

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming March 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a 16-quart bag of Organic Mechanic’s Seed Starting Blend Potting Soil.

Organic Mechanics is a manufacturer and distributer of premier organic potting soil and soil amendments. Founded by Mark Highland in 2006, Organic Mechanics is based in Pennsylvania. Products include insect frass, biochar blend, cactus and succulent blend, potting soil, Fuhgeddaboudit! root zone feeder packs, hardwood bark mulch, worm castings, rice hulls, potting soil, container potting soil, and more. All the products are organic, peat free, and made with locally sourced ingredients. Home gardeners can purchase through the Organic Mechanics website or through retail locations listed on their website such as independent garden centers, natural food stores, farmer markets, and botanical gardens. Mark also wrote the Practical Organic Gardening: The No Nonsense Guide to Growing Naturally book and gives lectures emphasizing the importance of organic gardening and soil health.