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Twelve Must Plant Pollinator-Friendly Flowers

June 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other varieties on the market.

Attract hummingbirds and second looks from passersby with the vibrant bright ...

Unique Edibles to Wow Your Guests

Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be “wowed” not only because you grew your own ingredients, but because of the unique shape, color or flavor of the vegetables you serve.

Create a memorable dining experience with attractive edible containers adorning the patio, balcony or ...

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

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 grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start.

Colorful Caladiums Brighten Shade Gardens All Season

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tuck them into the garden, pop some in a container or dress up a window box. Then water as needed, add a bit of fertilizer and wait for the color explosion.

The showy heart-shaped leaves of caladiums come in combinations of pink, red, white and green. These heat-loving plants provide beautiful color all season long. Best of all, no deadheading is needed.

Caladiums can ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

Winning Flowers for Mother’s Day

Give mom a gift that provides beauty all season long with minimal care. A basket, container or garden bed filled with these award-winning annuals is sure to generate a smile and enjoyment all summer long.

If mom likes to garden, provide her with a few seeds, potting mix and a container. Include a few new varieties of traditional favorites.  Marigold Super Hero Spry is a compact French ...

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Celebrate 2018 with Four Garden Honorees

June 20, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in your gardens at home and work.

The celebration starts with the tulip, a symbol of ...

Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour in Montclair, June 16

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Explore the private garden of Claire Ciliotta, in Montclair, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include climbing roses, a meditation garden, clay animal totems, a moon-shaped pond, and a Balinese viewing platform.  No reservations required; rain or shine. Admission is $7 per person; children 12 & under free. For More ...