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Colesville Nursery feels anyone gardening in Virginia deserves a badge of gardening, awarding them for their constant struggle against intense wildlife, uncontrollable humidity, vast areas of frustrating clay soil & unpredictable weather!

We have assembled some helpful packets that address many typical frustrations that the average VA gardener exeperiences. Feel free to download, print out or call about any of these Helpful Handouts. If you want a hard copy of the handouts and do not have a printer, feel free to request one in the Garden Shop!

Stop by the Garden Shop for products mentioned in the articles.

Chemical Cheat Sheet
Learn how to use pesticides, fungicides and herbicides and how to avoid causing unnecessary harm!

Deer Resistant Plants
Deer, Rabbits & Pests Oh My! Are you feeling personally victimized by the wildlife around you? Is "deer" becoming a 4 letter word in your home? Click to see what Colesville carries & suggests from trees to perennials about Deer Resistant Plants & ways to deter them.

Don't Hate Your Clay
We understand the soil struggle here in Virginia. Check out our handout on clay to learn what we recommend!

Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Tired of getting bit as you relax on your patio or walking around your garden? Click our attachment to find out about plants we offer that repel Mosquitoes naturally.

Struggling to get started? Feeling overwhelmed? Here are 5 simple questions that you can use to guide you! If you can fill out this sheet, you will be successful.

Hydrangea Cheat Sheet
Easy tips for how and when to prune, maintain & make your Hydrangeas thrive!

Maintenance Checklist
What Do I Do In My Garden & When? Click the attachment for a simple monthly checklist based on Virginia's zone.

Mulch Much?
Most people know they need to mulch, some believe it's a waste of money. Click the attachment below for a simple diagram explaining why mulching is so important.

Native Plant Package
Discover our native alternatives to all of the classically used non-native and invasive plants!

Native Plants for Birds
Want to know which native plants attract which native birds? Use this guide to plant all their specific favorites!

Perennial Bloomtimes
I Want A Garden That Blooms All The Time! Click the attachment to see what Colesville keeps in stock and recommends for all year blooms.

What is Permatill & How do I use it? Find out all about the benefits of this porous edged product.

Plants for Clay
Click the attachment to see what we carry & recommend for planting in clay.

Understanding Fruit
Learn how to pollinate, when to prune and other basic knowledge for beginning orcharding.

Why won't my Hydrangea bloom?
Is your hydrangea not blooming? Here is a helpful flow chart to help you figure it out.