Happy Independence Day!

What’s in the Garden:

fireworksUnbroken chain: On July 4, 1777, the first anniversary of Independence Day, the Continental Congress celebrated in Philadelphia with an official dinner that featured toasts and speeches. The festivities also included parades, music, fireworks, and displays of red, white, and blue buntings. Sound familiar? These traditions are still part of our culture.

Once again, it’s time to head out into our back yards to enjoy food and fellowship. Is your yard the go-to place for gatherings? If it’s not yet ready for prime time, we can help!

mulchingThere hasn’t been much rain in recent weeks, so plants, shrubs, and trees will benefit from a fresh round of mulch. We recommend mulch, as it:

  • Helps conserve moisture
  • Helps moderate temperatures around plants
  • Suppresses weeds
  • Adds an aesthetically pleasing look to your landscape

We process our own 100% organic double ground Shredded Hardwood Mulch on site, so it’s ready when you are! We also stock a complete line of bagged mulches including Shredded Cedar Mulch made in the “Good Old USA — Vermont to be Exact.” Check this week’s Picks for more information and special pricing on Shredded Cedar Mulch.

If you don’t have enough seating for your outdoor soiree, our patio furniture will help make your place party perfect. Set the stage for a relaxing day or evening with our durable, comfortable Adirondack chairs, rockers, and patio sets.

hibiscusDress things up with some splashy flowering tropicals. These plants provide instant décor. You won’t even have to get your hands dirty.

Our annuals, which were planted so they would bloom in time for summer. Design your own container garden or bed, or simply purchase a hanging basket to add color and style to your deck, porch, patio, or pool.

Having a barbecue? Make it a pollinators’ buffet, too. Our native pollinators love Asclepias (Milkweed), and we have seven varieties that we grow from seed right here at Rohsler’s. Your decision to plant for pollinators will help sustain the next generation of Monarchs. You will enjoy the complex, colorful, and fragrant flowers.

Most varieties of Asclepias love sunshine, but Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) enjoys partial shade. That means there are more opportunities to plant one – or more – varieties of Asclepias this year.

Asclepias-ButterflyAsclepias is our current Perennial of the Week.

Note: Asclepias is part of a healthy garden habitat!

You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about creating a healthy habitat in your garden when Bergen County Audubon Society’s Don Torino returns to Rohsler’s at 7 p.m. on July 7. Don will also discuss how area residents can have their gardens certified as wildlife habitat by Bergen County Audubon. (Visit bergencountyaudubon.org to learn more.) Door prizes and special pricing will be offered to all attendees.

There are so many other ways to beautify your property this summer! This is an excellent opportunity to add a Hydrangea, Buddleia, or flowering ornamental tree to your landscape at special prices. Be sure to visit our Picks page on our Website for all the details.

If you plan to spend time gardening this 4th of July, we will be open 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to assist you with your gardening needs.We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July!

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