An affiliate of Corliss Bros Garden Center & Nursery, Ipswich, MA

Heuchera... Perennial Pick of the Week

Heuchera species... so many new and different hybrids, so little time.

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Ode to a Mockingbird

You’re a plagiarist...the cleverest kind, Playing by ear all the songs of the day. Delving deeply into your avian mind, Creating a symphony from that array.

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Mother's Day Project

Moms and Grandmoms will have fun with the children, planning this backyard construction!

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The Bluebird of Happiness & Backyard Birding

Backyard Birding in May... bluebirds and beyond...

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TWO SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER… at Corliss Bros. Garden Center in Ipswich, MA For new and seasoned gardeners.... Two Sunday garden workshops...

Watch this space for details and dates of our fall 2020 classes!

Our cool, comfortable classroom is located in our plant storage facility. Interested? Sign up here, in person, by phone, or by emailing Deb Lambert, your instructor. Email Meanwhile, drop by Corliss Garden Club and see what’s new! (

Bailey Rose, Official Corliss Greeter

A working breed, this JackChi is a hunter of chipmunks and lover of children

On her days off, Bailey Rose pursues squirrels and rabbits, often enjoying big game safaris, which include chasing foxes and wild turkeys by the dozen!

YouTube Video Accreditation

'GardenAuthor'/Corliss Bros. Videos...2011-2016

Special thanks to Cameron Bonsey for directing & filming all Coast Of Maine videos, on-site at Corliss Bros. Also, thanks to Gloucester's own Rick Moore (formerly MooreStuffOnline/ currently MSO NEWS SPORTS) for filming & presenting the Corliss garden center tour and our "GardenAuthor Plants of the Week" series. Lastly, thanks to Corliss Bros. Garden Center for providing the great venue and ample time to film!

Welcome to the Corliss Garden Club!
A virtual, online garden club... with local connections!

Are You in the Zone? Join this Zone 5 New England gardener, as I develop an information-rich website, in which pressing concerns will be addressed and your garden questions answered. Be patient, as I'm still learning this new platform!

My bona fides? Fifty years before the mast...well, behind a spade, garden center counter, manual typewriter pounding out a weekly column, computer keyboard producing articles & garden center newsletters (one must move with the times), local radio mics, behind many a garden club lectern, in front of too many evening college classes to recall, in front of many Saturday Sessions garden classes at Corliss and yes, even in front of local TV cameras producing my own garden show.

Full Disclosure: While I have embarked on many writing, teaching, radio and television enterprises on my own, I was affiliated with the former Thomson's Garden Center in Danvers and remain affiliated with...

Corliss Bros. Garden Center & Nursery
31 Essex Road in Ipswich, MA
(978) 356-5422

Drop by when you're in the neighborhood!

Deb Lambert,
Corliss Bros. Staff & 'GardenAuthor'
Email me at

To access the Corliss Bros Garden Center & Nursery website, go to will find plant information, a link (click Shop Trees) to our affiliate grower Bower & Branch, social media links and store hours. Best of all? Click on the Corliss catalog icon to view the 44-page 2019 offerings!

Consider this Corliss Garden Club blog an extension of the garden center website, offering printable articles and handouts, a place to find garden classes, and a place to indulge our garden obsessions. Let's share ideas and develop this club together!

Local gardens. Local gardeners. Local challenges. Local solutions.

Keeping it Local! While I welcome input from all gardeners stewarding the earth under similar conditions, it is my intention to maintain a strong connection with local New England gardeners. The North Shore and Cape Ann areas present us with a variety of soils, sometimes challenging topography, and an ever-changing climate.
  • 31 Essex Rd, Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Corliss Bros Garden Center & Nursery...
2019 Price List

CLICK HERE for a bit of Corliss History
and directions to our Essex Rd location...

You can access the inventory of affiliate grower, "Bower & Branch"
by clicking on this link to the Corliss Bros Homepage.... once there,
simply click on "Shop Trees" to view the amazing selection!

"Ode to a Mockingbird"

(Excerpt from “Ode to a Mockingbird” by Deb Lambert)

You’re a plagiarist...the cleverest kind, playing by ear all the songs of the day. Delve deeply into your avian mind, create a symphony from that array. Yet, what seems to bring you greatest pleasure... your obvious joy when you mystify, As you obfuscate with countermeasure, those songbirds we try to identify.

University of Massachusetts

Endless possibilities... from soil testing to their garden newsletter, a New England treasure!

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