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October 04 2019
know your plants RoyalBurgundy

Royal Burgundy Barberry

The majestic name doesn’t disappoint, as Royal Burgundy Barberry brings deep crimson foliage to your garden. Velvety leaves hold their color through summer, darkening in fall before giving way to shiny berries in winter. This shrub is one of the most versatile plants you will find. Plant it around your home’s foundation, along pathways, in […]

October 04 2019
GoshikiOsmanthus

Goshiki Osmanthus

The first time you see Goshiki Osmanthus’ leaves, you will be amazed. Yellow, orange, pink, cream, and white swirl into many pointy edges, creating a unique shape, palette, and texture all at once. The leaves eventually turn green while retaining spots of the other colors. Perhaps better known as Goshiki False Holly, this evergreen shrub […]

October 04 2019

The 7 Things You Should Do for Your Landscape This Fall

Between the refreshing weather, seasonal fun, and upcoming winter, fall brings a true to-do list for homeowners who enjoy having a lively landscape. Some of the items are pure fun, while others are, yes, chores. Here’s what you’ll want and need to do: Decorate for Halloween Go ahead and start with the fun stuff. Halloween […]

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
JapaneseForestGrass

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 […]