June is National Pollinator Month: Celebrating the Vital Role of Bees, Butterflies, and Pollinator-Friendly Plants

June brings with it National Pollinator Month, a time to acknowledge the significance of pollinators and promote their conservation. Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, play a crucial role in our ecosystems. At 16 Acres Garden Center in Springfield, MA, we invite our community to join us in supporting these invaluable creatures. In this article, […]

Featured Native Species – Sunflowers!

Today’s Native Species Spotlight is the Sunflower! Native to the eastern United States and Central America, these highly recognizable annuals come in a range of hues, including yellow, orange, and reddish brown. Sunflowers range in size from the smaller potted varieties pictured below to absolutely massive cultivars that reach well over 6 feet tall. Sunflowers […]

The Diverse Types of Butterflies in Western Mass: Creating a Butterfly Haven in Your Garden

Butterflies, with their delicate wings and vibrant colors, bring beauty and enchantment to any garden in Western Mass. These remarkable creatures not only add visual appeal but also play a crucial role in pollination. If you reside in the area, you have the opportunity to attract a diverse array of butterflies to your garden. By […]

Demystifying Garden Fertilizers: NPK, Organic Options, and Application Tips

A thriving garden begins with healthy soil, and using the right fertilizer is essential for nourishing your plants, trees, and shrubs. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to determine which fertilizer is best for your garden. In this blog post, we’ll explore the basics of garden fertilizers, including understanding the […]