Posts by Rohsler's Nursery

I Started a Craze that Gripped the Netherlands

Bulb of the Week: Tulips The bold, cheerful Tulip is a national symbol of the Netherlands that led to Tulipomania, a famed (and ultimately disastrous) speculative craze also known as Tulip Mania. A mosaic virus produced exotically variegated Tulips with feathered patterns of two or more colors, and the public could not get enough! The…

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Indoor/Outdoor Gardeners

What’s in the Garden:  We’ve reached that “in between” time of the year when there are plenty of projects to be done indoors and outdoors. If you are decorating for the holidays, remember that Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery & Florist is here to help. Our floral department creates spectacular, unique designs that will brighten your holiday…

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I Am the Flashy Member of a Common Family

Bulb of the Week: Allium The group of plants that includes Onions, Garlic, Shallots, and other pungent species, also includes multiple ornamental Allium varieties. These showstoppers add rhythm and motion to the landscape and love to take center stage in a sunny, well drained garden bed during the spring and summer. Alliums attract butterflies and…

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I Hail from the Mountains, but Love the Suburbs

Bulb of the Week: Crocus Gardeners love Crocuses. These die-hard perennials insist on leafing out and blooming every spring, even if there is still snow on the ground. Originally from the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the Balkans, Crocuses readily make their homes in suburban garden beds, growing well in borders, rock gardens, woodland plantings, and…

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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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