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July 17, 2018

Keep your perennial gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months with a bit of midsummer grooming and care. Investing time midseason means you’ll be enjoying beautiful gardens now through the end of the growing season. Start by deadheading, removing faded flowers, to improve the ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, 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 vegetables, ...

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Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come. Plant different types of lilies to extend ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adding excitement to your garden is easy.  You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art. Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits ...

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CEDAR GROVE/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - An American bald eagle was spotted at the Cedar Grove Reservoir this past month. Adopted as the national bird symbol of the United States of America in 1782, the American bald eagle, also known as Haliaeetus Leucocephalus, was chosen for its majestic beauty, great ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Planning Board approved an amended final site plan for a townhouse complex to be built at 139 Center Ave. The developer, Highview Homes, LLC, sought to amend prior approval to the plan stemming from 2005, when it first went before the board. Randal Habeeb, ...

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As summer winds down, birds and retirees aren't the only ones flying south for the winter. Monarch butterflies — the regal pollinators known for glimmering orange and black wings — are about to embark on an annual journey to Mexico that will span thousands of miles. Along the way, many will pass ...

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