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“Patience Is a Virtue”

There is no question this past winter was one for the record books. A winter that held its grip on us until April, and then came the rain in April and May. Plant material was thrown completely off cycle and storm damage took its toll...

If This Tree Could Talk

     Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a nonprofit arboretum and garden located in Summit, New Jersey. I have personally been involved with this arboretum, in one capacity or another, for over 20 years. Having been on their Board of Trustees for many years, I now serve on...

“Welcome To The Jungle”

Magnolia honors the French botanist Pierre Magnol (1638-1715) and there are several that differentiate themselves from “Star” and “Saucer” types. I have a friend who moved to Tampa, Florida and I am always amazed at the color and bold texture his plants afford him. Bright...

An Opportunity to Plant Something New

Winter Storm Quinn, the powerful nor’easter that hit our area March 6-8 this year, has many of our customers asking about replacement trees. Quinn came just days after another nor’easter devastated much of the Northeast. Macro-scale cyclones, nor’easter gets its name “from the direction of...

Introducing ‘Scarlet Fire’®

‘Scarlet Fire’® This past winter punished many plants. Brutal and lengthy cold temperatures, in early January, coupled with our water deficit from last fall was the recipe for many broadleaf evergreens to succumb to nature’s wrath. Plants simply couldn’t pull in enough moisture to protect themselves...

Visiting The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University “Founded in 1872 as North America’s first public arboretum, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a leading center for the study of biodiversity and a cherished 281-acre Boston landscape open free year round. One of the most comprehensive and...

Slow & Steady

Slow & Steady      This past summer, standing in a field of deciduous trees in Pennsylvania, my friend John Stella and I had a conversation that was subjective, yet enlightening. Speaking about different trees and the parasitic problems which can arise on certain ones at...

Holly Tea Olive, A True Christmas Gift

It’s no secret that over the last decade the “Green Industry”, garden centers and growers, have had their fair share of botanical struggles. Hemlocks have woolly adelgid, oaks have bacterial leaf scorch (BLS) disease, elms have Dutch elm disease and elm bark beetle, impatiens have...

A Great Western Trio

Recently back from our family vacation, this year we decided to visit a national park that is nearly 3,500 square miles. Mostly in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park also runs through parts of Montana and Idaho. Dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, mudpots, fumaroles, geysers, more wildlife than...