Window Box Color All Year Round

It’s always a shame that just when your window box has reached their peak of fullness and color, autumn sneaks in and nips at the foliage and flowers, signaling it’s time to clean them out. Or is it? This season, try extending the life of your window boxes, so you can appreciate their beauty year-round, each time you glance out your …

Reviving Your Lawn

As your lawn endures the trials of job this summer – drought, pestilence and disease – you must hold to the hope that there is a lush, green turf on the other side of this summer.  Has your spring turf been reduced to an arid, brown toasty color?  If not, you might want to submit your water bills for federal …

August Garden Tips

For your Lawn Water deep and infrequently during the summer months. One inch of water early in the day about once a week is adequate. Help your lawn out by changing direction when mowing. Travel north to south on one mowing and east to west on the next cutting. In late August, prepare the lawn areas for seeding tall fescue …

BUG OFF! Nature’s Way

  Not all insects are harmful to your garden; in fact, many are beneficial and are an important part of the ecosystem. Chemicals used to eliminate insects do not discriminate between the good bugs and the bad ones, so you can limit the damage done to beneficial insects and, at the same time, keep harmful chemicals out of the environment …

Taking Care of Young Plants

  It’s hot out there for newly planted trees and shrubs. These plants may be struggling to survive the heat and drought because their root systems haven’t had a chance to get established in the native soil yet. That’s why it’s important to pamper spring-planted trees and shrubs during the first year after planting. Most trees fail after the first …

Planting Dahlias

 If your perennial flower garden gets a little drab and boring come late summer and fall, think about planting dahlias. Gardeners are always trying to find colorful flowers to keep the show going into autumn, and dahlias are the perfect star to fit the bill. Dahlias just need a little more thought and attention compared to other perennial flowers. Dahlias …

Join Our Team!

Join a growing company that has been offering high quality products and service to the community for over 30 years. Be part of a team that’s inspiring, motivational and multi-faceted. We are currently hiring full and part time members to join us as sales associates, customer service assistants and for general garden center help. Plant knowledge and retail experience a …

Shop Local Farmers

We hope you’ll visit Cropley’s Garden Center and support our local CT Grown Farmers. We’ve got a great selection of farm-fresh to you fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items such as honey and jams. The honey and jams make incredible gifts too! no images were found

A Cocktail Garden

Mint. Basil. Lemon Verbena. Rosemary. Cilantro. Dill. Whether they’re muddled, infused, or simply snipped for a pretty and fragrant garnish, fresh herbs make a wonderful addition to summer cocktails. Add citrus (lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit) and there is no end to what you can create! A great thing about these herbs is they require very little space in a …