Issue 301 April 3, 2022

Hens & Chicks
These are ‘Chick Charms’, a line of the perennial ‘Sempervivum’ that has exciting new colors. That yellow is real!
Hi Everyone,
Spring is here and it’s time to get gardening! There’s a lot I want to share with you.
First, grab a cup of tea and then check out this wonderful article about the N.J. flora and fauna in spring from N.J. Skylands. Then make sure to check out the upcoming gardening class this weekend below. Later in the month, on 4/16, we’re hosting a free Lawn Care class at 11 am. Come with questions!
We want to thank to Daryl & Carrie from Sunset Farmstead for their wonderful Pollinator Garden Class last weekend. We learned a lot about some powerhouse perennials, and the uses of native plants as well as non-natives in the garden–all benefitting our local insects and birds. Check out our new native shrub area. We moved it closer to the building, right in front of the propane filling area, so the plants can get more sun.
Save the date! April 23rd is ‘Glenwild Day’ in Bloomingdale. Come celebrate the weekend with us. More details to come!
April To-Dos:
  • Add compost to your garden beds
  • Seed sowing-start tomatoes, etc. indoors before May 1 (See more info below)
  • Direct sow (seeds go right in the ground) Peas, spinach, radishes, etc.
  • Any vegetable and herb plants we have for sale outside can be planted in the ground
  • Buy row covers for chilly nights
  • Fertilize perennial and shrub beds with a slow release organic fertilizer


See you soon,