SATURDAY, JUNE 22: Grounds OPEN at 8:00 AM; There will only be one GARDEN TOUR at 10:30 AM. The afternoon tour is canceled due to the heat.

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When the Bloom Fades

I love it when the seasons change. During the approach to each equinox, I look forward to feeling a change in temperature, seeing the shift in the way sunlight falls, and watching the many ways that plants react to a new season. This year, our typically crisp autumn weather hasn’t been as cool as some years, but the nights will likely dip below freezing this week. With those colder temperatures, many more plants will enter dormancy or die back and, when we look at our garden beds, it's obvi...

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To Weed or Not to Weed?

A few years ago, a friend texted me a photo like the one below, asking me if they should pull out this plant—was it a weed?—as it was growing throughout their garden beds.

I usually define a weed as plant growing in a place where humans don’t want it.*

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Starting May 4th You'll Need These Reusable Bags!

Beginning on May 4, 2022, New Jersey will ban single-use plastic bags, as well as paper bags at large grocery stores. Back in November 2020, the bill to ban bags was signed into law, but allowed for an 18-month grace period to give stores and consumers to time to prepare.

 Large grocery stores, such as Shop-Rite, Acme, and Trader Joe’s, will no longer be allowed to offer you paper bags! However, non-grocery and retail stores, like your favorite boutique, will still be able to hand y...

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