Know Your Plants

June 22 2017


Viburnum is a large flowering shrub that is most known for its fragrant flowers and pretty berries. Viburnums belong to the Adoxaceae family of moschatels, and can be evergreen or deciduous. There are more than 150 species of viburnum, some of which can grow as tall as 20 feet. While viburnums are beloved for their […]

June 22 2017
knockout roses

Knock Out® Rose

Everyone loves roses, but unless you’re a gardening pro, they can be difficult to maintain. In 2000, Milwaukee rose breeder William Radler changed the history of rose gardening when he introduced what would become the world’s bestselling rose, the Knock Out® rose. Home gardeners love Knock Out roses because they are extremely easy to care […]

May 09 2017


Azaleas are flowering shrubs that burst with color in May and June. They belong to the Ericaceae family, commonly known as the heath or heather family, in the wooded plant genus, Rhododendron. With 16 species native to the East Coast alone, azaleas are one of the most popular garden plants in New Jersey. And that’s […]

March 31 2017


One of the most rewarding bulbs in gardening, the tulip belongs to the genus, Tulipa, in the lily family, Liliaceae. Tulips come in just about every color imaginable, and similarly to roses, each color means something different. Red tulips are a symbol of true love, while yellow tulips are associated with cheerful thoughts. To bring […]

March 17 2017


Also known as primula, primrose is one of spring’s early bloomers across the Northern Hemisphere, making it a mainstay in New Jersey home gardens. This cool season annual typically blooms from March through May, and comes in a wide variety of colors including yellow, red, pink, purple and white. Primrose usually grows to be 4-6 […]