MGC Presents “Great Plantings for Small Gardens”

Small garden spaces allow for detail and intimacy. Yet the principles of landscape design apply here just as they would in any large landscape—except that the experience will be up close and personal. Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, when horticulturist Steven Kristoph will present “Great Plantings for Small Gardens.” Find out which small trees, specialty shrubs, and herbaceous perennials are the best choices to create an eye-catching, exciting, and sustainable small garden. Steven Kristoph owns and operates a nursery in Millstone Township and has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for more than 40 years. He will have native plants available for purchase after his talk, which follows a short business meeting and is free and open to all. No RSVP is required. / /

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Small garden spaces allow for detail and intimacy. Yet the principles of landscape design apply here just as they would in any large landscape—except that the experience will be up close and personal. Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, when horticulturist Steven Kristoph will present “Great ...

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This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

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