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A VERY VERSATILE PLANT

Published June 12, 2012 | By Robert LaHoff There are a handful of plants that I refer to as my “Go To” plants. These are plants that solve problems, create drama in the garden, add texture to almost any setting and get you out of a bind if you are...

A FEW PLANTS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

Published April 2, 2012 | By Robert LaHoff Spring is finally here! The anticipation of color emerging from swollen buds, daffodils poking their heads through the softening mulch and warmer temperatures all have me eager to start our gardens revival. There are so many wonderful plants to look forward to...

TIME SPENT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Published March 2, 2012 | By Robert LaHoff The Pacific Northwest has long been a source for nursery stock for our garden center. For nearly 20 years I have been visiting this special part of our country, in part for business and in part to feed my soul with all...

“I’M TELLING YOU FOR THE LAST TIME”

Published February 22, 2012 | By Robert LaHoff Endless Summer Hydrangea add beauty to season. When I was thinking about what to write for this month, Endless Summer Hydrangea just came to me. There has been a marketing craze with this plant that has been going on for several years now. Perhaps...

20 QUESTIONS FOR “THE DR.”

Published January 12, 2012 | By Robert LaHoff I happened into the world of horticulture simply by needing a summer job after my freshman year at Rutgers University. Metropolitan Plant Exchange in West Orange, New Jersey is where my formal education began. Two of my most favorite people in this...

DISNEY MAGIC

Published December 30, 2011 | By Robert LaHoff When my brother found out that my wife and I were expecting our daughter he said, “How great, you have a chance to live your childhood all over again”. Truer words were never spoken! This past month, my wife and I took...

VANILLA LANDSCAPES

Published November 13, 2011 | By Robert LaHoff  This article really is unlike most of my other articles. Loaded more with opinion than fact I want to tackle the controversial subject of “Branded Plants”. Recently I watched a short video from Greenhouse Management Magazine, online, that talked with industry professionals...

Engaging Fall Color

Article written for patch.com There is so much to look forward to this time of year. Cooler temperatures, fall harvest themes, fresh apple cider and fall color on deciduous ornamentals. The very simple answer as to why trees change color, in the fall, is because shorter...

FANTASTIC FALL COLOR

Published October 5, 2011 | By Robert LaHoff Without a doubt autumn is my favorite time of year! Cool, crisp nights allow you to leave your windows open, fresh apple cider, pumpkin picking, fall harvests and most importantly, to me, fall color. Deciduous trees begin to put on a display...

VIDEO: AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS VISIT BERKELEY HEIGHTS TO PROMOTE FALL GARDENING MONTH

Published September 22, 2011 | By Robert LaHoff Berkeley Heights celebrates Agriculture Day at Hall’s Garden Center with Senator Tom Kean, Jr. and Mayor Joe Bruno New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (NJNLA) President Jan-Marie Traynor today kicked off the first official...