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Winter Gardening Wonderland

Winter Gardening Wonderland by Brandi McFadden What, you may ask, could there possibly be to do in the cold and generally freezing days of winter? Well, your gardener may answer, there are many, many, wonderful and essential winter tasks to complete before spring… Lets talk pruning. Pruning is a vital task for everything from tall trees to small...

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Pond Maintenance: 101

by: Brandi McFadden   Do you have a pond in the backyard with plants, goldfish, and maybe a koi or two? Would you rather tell the neighbors you have an enhanced water feature stocked with Shebunkin and Lionhead Goldfish, Tancho Sanke and Nishiki Koi, thriving in a natural setting with plants like Pickerel, Curly waterweed, and Water Hyacinth? This and...

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Meet Our Staff: Steve

      Meet Steve P. Steve is our Vice President and Garden Maintenance Manager.  Steve grew up on his family’s farm in Orange, Virginia and studied horticulture at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and is an Advanced Virginia Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape...

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Goin’ Native

Pictured is Hamamelis virginiana / common witchhazel (in bloom) Incorporating these highly adaptable plants into any landscape Native plants are typically thought of as plants that occupied a specific region or habitat type, before European settlement.  They have adapted to the region over time and are more likely to form self-sustaining communities than their...

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Meet Our Staff: Brandi

Pictured above is Brandi Mc.   Meet Brandi Mc. Brandi is a Texas Tech graduate with a B. S. in Environmental Conservation. She has seven years’ experience in horticulture.  Brandi joined the fine gardening team at J. W. Townsend Landscapes two days after she and her husband relocated to Charlottesville from Texas in June 2014.  In her time away from work,...

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JWT Helps Jackson Via Improve City Schoolyard Garden

JWT employees teamed up with Building Goodness and Piedmont Landscape Association (PLA) for City Schoolyard Garden to improve the garden site at Jackson-Via Elementary School by adding varmint protection.  The team came out to volunteer their time and know-how on Sunday, November 2.   Jackson-Via Elementary has one of the longest standing gardens of the six...

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