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September 05 2019
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Burning Bush

Burning bush certainly earns its name. Even amongst the bright colors of fall, this fiery shrub is an absolute standout with its deep crimson hue. Despite its controversial image—many consider it to be an invasive plant—burning bush’s aesthetic value is undeniable. It can also grow in just about any conditions (almost to a fault) with […]

September 05 2019
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Sedum Autumn Joy

Light green leaves and pastel pink flowers make sedum Autumn Joy a popular perennial in home gardens everywhere. The flowers bring a unique tint to early fall before fading into the rustic palette. Make no mistake, Autumn Joy holds winter interest, too, even when the buds are spent. Plant Autumn Joy in full sun or […]

August 06 2019

5 Landscape Investments for the Fall Enthusiast

Do you begin to dream of fall during the dog days of summer? By the time September starts, can you almost taste your first pumpkin latte of the season? Autumn in New Jersey is everything, especially for the homebodies who like to be cool, comfortable and cozy. If that’s you, consider investing in your outdoor […]

August 06 2019
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Fat Albert Blue Spruce

One look at its short, wide stature, and you can begin to visualize how the “Fat Albert” spruce got its name. This Colorado blue spruce has the same shape as the iconic cartoon character, its pyramidal form perhaps making for the perfect Christmas tree. Fat Albert spruce goes by the scientific name, Picea pungens, and […]

August 06 2019
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Japanese Forest Grass

For many, Japanese forest grass gives the effect of a flowing stream of bright, yellow-green leaves. This low-growing perennial provides fantastic ground cover and color. Belonging to the Hakonechloa family, Japanese forest grass thrives more in shade than in sun. As it grows to a mature height of 12-24 inches, its arching leaves gracefully brush the […]

July 01 2019

Have a Staycation in Your Backyard

Everyone loves the idea of a summer getaway, but finding one isn’t always so easy. Between the prices, crowds and getting time off from work, your summer vacation may be more stressful than it’s worth. Why not embrace summer in all its glory from the comfort of your own home? We’re talking about your backyard, […]

July 01 2019
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Moonbeam Coreopsis

The quintessential summer wildflower blooms all season long in Moonbeam coreopsis. Also commonly referred to as tickseed, Moonbeam is beloved by home gardeners for its plentiful yellow flowers. Plant Moonbeam in full sun and loamy soil. It will grow to about two feet tall at maturity, bearing clusters of daisy-like summer blossoms that return each […]

July 01 2019
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Red Maple

Red maple is every bit as red as you might imagine, from the leaves to the flowers and even the stems. Here’s how it works: Deep red foliage and red fruit in fall Red stems and red-tinged leaves in winter Red flowers in spring Still red in summer (if it’s a summer red maple tree) […]