April 17 2018
know your plants Hyacinth


Fragrant and flowery in spring, hyacinths can be found in home gardens across New Jersey. They typically bloom from March to April, depending on when winter loosens its grip. The roughly 30 varieties in the Hyacinthus genus range in color from lavender to magenta to white. If you take a close look at any hyacinth’s […]

March 02 2018
know your plants Daffodil


Beautifully bright and uniquely shaped, daffodils are often seen in some of the most refreshing spring imagery. Think open meadows, rolling foothills and backyard gardens. These flowering perennials belong to the Narcissus genus and can be referred to as narcissus themselves. Other common names include jonquil and daffadowndilly. Most daffodils have six petals that are […]

March 02 2018
know your plants Allium


There are believed to be up to 1,250 species of allium, the genus of ornamental onion found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Known for its spherical bulbs that burst to life in spring and summer, allium belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and Allioideae sub-family. Plant alliums during fall, in partial shade, for beautiful colors when the […]

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 […]