Our latest adventure here at Twin Ponds Nursery is to open our doors to the public with fresh cut, home grown, organic flowers. We have been growing trees, shrubs and beautiful perennials for our landscape business for the last 25 years, and occasionally have blessed a local event or lucky friend with some cuts from the abundance of blooms and branches that grace our nursery & grounds throughout the growing season. The farm is now offering that to the community on a larger scale; Sustainably-raised, eclectic and unusual, locally grown arrangements – for your home, your special event or just for you.
The farm stand will be open Wednesday through Sunday noon to 6pm, for self serve bouquets and cuts. Please call us if you’d like to visit at another time or would like to talk flowers for a wedding or another special occasion.
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July and August are a perfect time to plan fall garden installations or to do some prep work for them. Fall is a great time to put in new gardens because new plants do not need to compete with weeds, there is usually plenty of rain and they have the winter to establish themselves with a larger root system before the heat of the following summer. Perennials, ornamental grasses and evergreens should be planted in September. Deciduous shrubs and trees should be planted after their leaves drop in the fall. Please contact us to make an appointment for Meg to come see your future garden site. Meg will also come to give you advice on existing plants or changes you may be thinking of making as a result of new construction or growth in existing plant material.
Twin Ponds is a small nursery in Rhinebeck, NY developed by Meg Crawford who purchased the land in 1990 with this intention. Twin Ponds has an eclectic selection of sustainably grown ornamental perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees particularly adaptable to Hudson Valley soils and climate. These established plants formerly the backbone of our designs now instead of being dug up are being harvested for cuts. The property is graced by two ponds which provide water as well as beautiful views from the nursery. It is a lovely place to visit throughout the gardening year changing with every season.Meg studied landscape design and got her degree in horticulture in the Boston area in the late 1980’s, before moving to the Hudson valley in 1990 where she founded Twin Ponds Nursery in 1992. For 25 years she has offered consultation, design, and installation services. Now she is adding cut flowers .
She has a strong interest in the importance of biodiversity , native plant material, and sustainability. To educate homeowners in the care of their gardens and to help them realize the potential in their landscapes is a high priority. Now in addition to our landscaping services, TwinPonds Flowers will offer hudson valley residents seasonal, organic flowers , branches and greens all grown on our property to grace their homes and special events.
Meg carries her interest in horticulture and landscaping beyond her business and nursery. She is the chairman of the Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission, and of the landscape committee at Wilderstein Preservation.