Blog

June 01 2021
know your plants StJohnsWort

St. John’s Wort

Have a large backyard? Give it the look and feel of an open meadow by planting St. John’s wort. This flowering plant spreads fast and far with stems both above and below ground, which is why we recommend it more for sprawling spaces than smaller gardens. Originating from Europe and now found in most of […]

May 04 2021
Memorial Day Weekend 2021

5 Backyard BBQ Setups for Memorial Day Weekend 2021

We’ve come a long way since the strange and socially distanced summer none of us expected. In 2020, lockdowns and quarantines put a damper on Memorial Day Weekend events. Many people moved their plans from beaches, bars and boardwalks to their own backyards. In 2021, things are much better—but we’re not completely back to normal […]

May 04 2021
know your plants Lilac

Lilac

You’ve heard of lilac, love its purple-pink flowers, and recognize its sweet scent—but have you thought about bringing this beloved shrub to your home garden? For all of their beauty and fragrant bliss, lilacs can be surprisingly easy to grow in New Jersey. Full sun and loamy soil are the main boxes to check when […]

April 01 2021
know your plants Sweetspire

Little Henry® Sweetspire

Flowers or foliage? With Little Henry Sweetspire, you can enjoy both! Trademarked in 1998 by Spring Meadow Nursery in Michigan, this deciduous shrub passes all the tests of a great gardening pick with flying colors. In summer, Little Henry boasts plentiful white blooms with a uniquely elongated shape. The flowers have a touch of lovely […]

March 01 2021
Juniperus horizontalis

Blue Rug Juniper

Looking for a tough, hardy ground cover plant that provides year-round visual appeal? Blue Rug Juniper is one of our top picks. Planting this evergreen shrub is kind of like growing a silver and blue carpet outside. Spreading up to a foot per year while staying just a few inches from the ground, Blue Rug […]

February 01 2021
pygmy barberry

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

In every landscape, there are plants that add consistent color and character without the need for a bold or flashy statement. They serve to complement, not compete, and usually have the added benefit of being easy to care for. One of the best plants for this use case is the Crimson Pygmy Japanese barberry. With […]