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Craig’s 2017 Fall Letter

  Autumn Greetings! Being a Fall born baby, I have a real fondness for the spectacle Mother Nature shares with us this time of year.  The prairie and oak savannas are ablaze with composites of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  The rust, claret, and cerise tinge in the canopies overhead enforces the power and beauty […]

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CRAIG BERGMANN’S GARDEN MARKET RETURNS FOR JUNE 2017!

For the first three weekends of June 2017, Craig Bergmann’s Garden Market will be open to the public! An assortment of garden antiques, unique ornaments, Italian terracotta pots, one of a kind indoor and outdoor furnishings, and a variety of our home grown and uncommon signature plants will be available for purchase at our Nursery. […]

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Red Wing Black Bird Painting by Jan Allmon cropped

For My Dear Friend Jane O’Neil

  As the redwing blackbird this morning wanes for spring,  we reflect on the loss of our Dear friend Jane O’Neil. Yesterday was such a glorious day with blue skies, crystalline snow and the promise of spring in the air.  The perfect day for air travel. As I watched Mr. Redwing Blackbird, who flew in […]

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Dormant Pruning: Tree Pruning Guidelines

This is a continuation of the blog post Dormant Pruning, dated Feb.4, with some helpful guidelines and illustrations to be mindful of when dormant pruning. When it comes to CBLD Garden Care, we will limit our tree pruning to branches we can easily reach from the ground or from a stable ladder; anything larger or higher […]

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Behind the Scenes of Valentine Flowers

I would like to share an article I just read on HortiDaily that includes some fascinating facts about the wholesale flower market.  Full article posted here: HortiDaily.  Synopsis below.   Valentine’s Day 2015: World’s biggest flower market FloraHolland shifts millions  Business is blossoming at the world’s biggest flower auction and distribution centre, FloraHolland, based in […]

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Dormant Pruning

  PRUNING  At CBLD Garden Care we strive to maintain our Garden Care clients’    properties at the highest level of excellence. The following is our Pruning   Regime, gleaned from the experience of our gardeners, and information  from Departments of Horticulture at Colorado State University, Michigan  State University and the University of Minnesota.  The following is […]

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Over Wintering at the Nursery

      We as Nursery staff are often asked what we do during the winter months, “It must be a slow time of year.” Our Wadsworth facility has multiple year round greenhouses. This enables us in addition to seasonal production for Spring and Summer which are well under way, to participate in an activity […]

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Aesthetic Ownership of a Garden

    By Craig Bergmann I have recently been reading Sissinghurst – Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a    Garden by Vita Sackville-West and Sarah Raven who have quite articulately addressed the transference of aesthetic ownership of the infamous gardens created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in the 1930’s – gardens that still today […]

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