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GFS

       Despite the fact that many judge our beautiful “Garden State” by their arrival into Newark Airport, New Jersey has many great hidden treasures. One particular gem tucked away in Hamilton, New Jersey is the Grounds For Sculpture (GFS). A 42-acre property founded by Seward...

This Is How You Do It!

       Pat Cullina, past Vice President of Horticulture and Science at Brooklyn Botanic Garden once said, “Mulch is not a groundcover!” Truer words were never spoken. I heard him utter these words at a talk he gave, last year, at Pleasant Run Nursery. What was...

Nature, Negligence & Negotiations

“To be considered a good gardener you have to have killed some plants along the way. I have killed lots of them” Dr. Michael Dirr. Dr. Dirr spoke these words at a lecture earlier this year in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Michael Dirr has earned...

Ninebark

       By my count this is my 100th article I have written for The Gardener News. Having written about so many plants and their wonderful attributes I thought, for this month, I would write about a plant that has flowers, fruit, outstanding foliage and interesting...

Garden Splendor®

       Whether you like it or not, we live in a branded society! Brands like Polo Ralph Lauren®, Gap®, Apple, Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise, Mercedes-Benz®, BMW and Rolex are all companies we can relate to. Their names alone conjure up thoughts of quality and trust. In the...

“Gardening For The Future”

       This past winter I attended numerous trade shows, garden talks, private gardens, educational seminars and horticultural symposiums. And all the while I knew that the last one on my list, for this past winter, was going to be spectacular. Month’s prior, I had registered...

Catch My Drift

    For years many gardeners have known about The Knock Out Family of Roses series. Roses that are repeat-bloomers, disease resistant, winter hardy and virtually maintenance free. And while I agree with all that is said here, the gripe that comes our way, at our garden...

Planning Ahead

       I have spent the better part of the winter educating myself, attending trades shows, seminars, garden tours, private gardens and surfing the net all to better prepare myself for the upcoming year. I learned a long time ago that no one can learn every...

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS…

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This proverbial phrase is meant to encourage optimism and a “can do” attitude when faced with adversity. Given the recent weather phenomena’s, particularly Sandy, I thought it would be a good time to consider talking about improved garden...

BRACE YOURSELVES FOR THIS…

  article written by Robert LaHoff Here it is quite simply… one of the most popular annuals grown, marketed and sold in the Northeast may be difficult to obtain this coming spring. “Impatiens avoidance behavior will largely be seen for the first time in 2013, says Cornell...