Phil Normandy

March 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Update: Local Cherry Blossom Status and Peak Bloom Dates

Local Cherry Blossoms are just about ready to bloom. That includes the ones at Brookside Gardens. Plant Collections Manager Phil Normandy says the weather has a lot to do with the process. However, it’s not just Brookside; the Kenwood area will also have a beautiful site to see very soon. Watch the video for more […]

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April 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

Brookside Gardens Creating a Parking Garden for Visitors (VIDEO)

Bulldozers and excavators are making way for a new parking area for Brookside Gardens in the Wheaton Regional Park that won’t be your typical asphalt lot. The more than $4 million project includes about 60 additional spaces for the cars plus about four acres of new plantings and water features. It’s all  part of a larger master […]

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April 11, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of Phil Normandy and Rain Barrel

Rain Barrel Workshops (Video)

Brookside Gardens’ Phil Normandy tells us about the benefits of a rain barrel and shows us an enormous one. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Find out more about the upcoming,  Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop on April 25 and 26. Read “Design […]

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April 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Tips to Repair Damaged Evergreens (Video)

Brookside Gardens has some gardening advice for repairing a damaged evergreen. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 28, 2013 | Staff Writer

To Rake or Not to Rake (Video)

Autumn is officially here. Brookside Gardens has some tips on dealing with the leaves in your yard and whether to rake or not to rake. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 24, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Guide to Trimming Azaleas (Video)

Now that spring is here, Brookside Gardens Plant Manager Phil Normandy shows us how to prune azaleas. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 30, 2012 | Staff Writer

Gardening and Your Fall Leaves (Video)

Brookside Gardens’ Plant Manager Phil Normandy tells us how to handle fall leaf removal in a green way. Don’t remove them, mow them. Take a look at this video. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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August 18, 2012 | Staff Writer

Brookside Gardens rainwater management

Creating A Rain Garden (Video)

Brookside Gardens’ Phil Normandy tells us the purpose of a rain garden and what plants are suitable to help manage and collect the stormwater runoff in your rain garden. Take a look.

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