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April 8, 2019

Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease.  We can’t change the weather conditions that support disease problems, but we can tweak our growing strategies to reduce this risk. Select and grow the most ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will be meeting Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the Meeting Room of the Hasbrouck Heights Library,  320 Boulevard. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. This month's guest speaker is Patricia O’Brien ...

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Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will be meeting Wednesday, January 16, at 320 Boulevard, at Senior Center at the Municipal Building.  Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting. The speaker will be Roman Oscada and present "Be Somebody! ...

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It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people ...

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Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything. Gardeners as well as practical family ...

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Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes into your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort. Cut the grass, recycle fall leaves, and improve the soil with a pass of the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will be meeting Wednesday, November 14, at the Senior Center at the Municipal Building, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.  Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. The speakers for the evening are Walter and Daniel ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will host its next meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 320 Boulevard, on the second floor in the Hasbrouck Heights Library Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. The speaker for the evening is ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will meet Wednesday, September 19, at 320 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, on the second floor in the HH Library Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting. The winner of the Summer Garden of the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool – a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to prepare gardens for the next planting season. Investing time up front to ...

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The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource. Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Container gardens allow you to easily dress up your balcony and patio, create a colorful welcome for guests and keep edibles close at hand for cooking and entertaining. They’re also a terrific way for new gardeners to get their start. Increase your success growing ...

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Sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and harvested from your own garden or container. Ensure the best flavor and greatest results by selecting the most disease-resistant varieties and growing ...

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