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Forcing blooms: A generations-old method for enjoying early color

by Holly Ennist Stewart With spring about to kick in earnestly, gardeners are looking forward to seeing their favorite plants in bloom again. You can get a head start on enjoying the sights and scents of the growing season by using an age-old technique called forcing branches. If you’re from ...
October Gardening Tips

Fall is for Planting: October Gardening Tips

October is a great time to plant shrubs and trees. There is still plenty of time for them to get established before the ground freezes (which is now usually late November). The cooler, and usually wetter weather help to get them established without heat and drought stress. Even the stress ...
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Building a Native Backyard Ecosystem or Pollinator Garden

There is a lot of buzz around the term “native plants” or native gardening. What does it mean to plant native? And why is it important to our local environment and ecosystems? As a home gardener, you can easily attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators to your backyard garden by ...
easy organic lawn care

You can grow a lush green lawn organically!

Dreaming of a lush lawn? You don’t need chemicals to grow a beautiful lawn. Even though grass isn’t native to, or inherently suited to growing in our area, barefoot quality grass can be a part of your local ecosystem without the use of harsh chemicals. In fact, easy organic lawn ...
Vegetable garden planning

How early is too early to start planning your vegetable garden?

Although the weather in March is cold and unpredictable, this is the time to get a jump start on vegetable garden planning. Unlikely tasks, such as yard and shed clean-up, tool repair, compost maintenance and securing and organizing seeds is important now, since the window of opportunity for other time-sensitive ...
indoor seed starting

Get a jump start on spring with seed starting

We may be in the throes of winter here in Northern New Jersey, but we believe it’s never too early to begin planning for spring. Indoor seed starting is a popular and affordable way to begin curating the garden of your dreams. Although the timing isn’t quite right yet where ...
live-root christmas tree

The purchase and care of a live-root Christmas tree

What makes this holiday special? Whether it’s the first Christmas in a new home, a visit from distant family, baby’s first Christmas, or any other important milestones you want to remember, a live-root Christmas tree can commemorate those moments for years to come. Bringing a live-root tree indoors for the ...
plantings for fall

Fall is for planting (bulbs, trees, shrubs and perennials)

By Glenwild Gardens Spring is when people traditionally flock to garden centers hoping to fill their yards with color and texture for the summer season. With temps holding steady and still consistently above freezing, fall is also a great time to put new trees and shrubs in the ground. This ...
fall garden prep

Glenwild’s fall garden prep checklist

By Glenwild Gardens Summer is officially over, and although the changing leaves are stunning to watch, as they drop we’re left with a growing to-do list in the garden. At this time of year, dates don’t mean as much as the weather. First frost is generally a good guideline for ...

Deer Resistant Shrubs & Trees

This is a quick list of the trees and shrubs we’ve found to be deer resistant in our area.  It certainly is no guarantee, but it’s good start.   Deer Resistant Shrubs & Trees Andromeda – evergreen; shade tolerant; white flowers; red-leafed new growth. Arborvitae-Green Giant-evergreen, full sun to partial shade. ...

Bringing Houseplants back Inside for Winter

When temperatures reach the lower 50’s, many tropical plants will suffer. If you haven’t brought your plant babies in by the time the night time temps hit 50, do so right away, as a good portion of them will be stressed if not damaged. Knowing the requirements of each plant ...

Houseplant Joy

With snow on the ground, a gardener is either dreaming about the spring, leafing through seed catalogs or beautifully photographed garden magazines, or focusing on the houseplants.  Most likely both.  This time of year at the garden center, we’re doing the same thing. We’re finding new suppliers, or ordering from ...