Archive for October 2016

I Know How to Put on a Show

Bulb of the Week: Daffodils From the smallest to the tallest, Daffodils are an almost foolproof choice for your garden, landscape, or both! These tireless performers, some of which are delightfully fragrant, are practically synonymous with spring. They are equally at home in a garden bed that has been planned with precision, a container garden,…

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Take Copious Notes!

What’s in the Garden: Back in the day, a certain history teacher from Midland Park High School named Lawrence Saling used to entreat his students to take copious notes and study them nightly. This advice served many of us well both as scholars and as gardeners. Keeping a garden journal is an excellent way to…

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Fall is for Planting and Family Fun

Fall is an excellent time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and spring flowering bulbs. Ground temperatures are still plenty warm enough for plants to root in the surrounding soil.  Air temperatures as well as the sun’s light intensity are not as high or intense as the summer, thus the growing conditions are not as harsh…

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I’m a Mover & Shaker

Perennial of the Week: Ornamental Grasses Ornamental grasses bring movement and texture to your garden. These aesthetically pleasing plants can be tall or small, and may love the hot summer sun or a shadier locale. Ornamental grasses provide interest throughout multiple seasons, and are relatively low-maintenance plants since they do not require fertilizer or mowing.…

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I Love to Dance

Perennial of the Week: Anemone – ‘Windflower’ Anemone is commonly called Windflower because its delicate, saucer-shaped blossoms appear to dance in the late summer and early fall breeze. Anemone hits its stride late in the season, when many other perennials have finished blooming. These plants produce single or double white, violet-hued, or light pink flowers…

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Fall Frenzy

What’s in the Garden:  Welcome to the golden days of autumn. There is still plenty to be done in the garden this month. Be sure to get it all done before the leaves fall! Don’t panic. Just make a plan – and then get going. Plant your spring-blooming bulbs NOW for beautiful color in 2017.…

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