As we often tell people who visit our Mendham Garden Centers, it’s important to plant perennials in their proper zone.
What grows in, say, Cape May might not do well in Hunterdon, Chester or Mendham. As you move up and down the growing map for New Jersey, you’ll see different microclimates that dictate your garden from year to year.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at that map and how it can determine what will grow – or not grow – in your garden. Continue Reading Picking Perfect Perennials & Supplies for Your Jersey Garden: A Hunterdon Perspective
When you hear the term “orchard,” you might think of acre upon acre of trees laden with fresh, ripe apples or peaches.
But you don’t need a vast expanse of land to grow your own fruit. When you visit our Somerset, NJ garden center, you’ll find heirloom fruits and berries designed for home growing. They come to us courtesy of our suppliers at Hollybrook Orchards, a longtime proponent of home orcharding. Continue Reading Home Orcharding in Suburban Somerset New Jersey? Really?
Summer may be at an end, but that doesn’t mean the gardening season has to end with it. The ground is still warm, the weather is still mild and there aren’t as many insects to deal with.
Here at our Mendham, NJ gardener’s supply store, we’re getting plenty of questions from customers on how to tackle the autumn growing season.
It’s a good time to prepare for winter and plant spring-blooming bulbs, but there’s also an opportunity for gardeners who want to boost their vegetable crops. Continue Reading Cool as a Not A Cucumber: Plant these Nine Fall Veggies
Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too dry.
It would be nice to have a summer with 90 days of perfect weather, but that’s not always the reality. More often than not, we spend the warm weather months protecting our plants against droughts or storms.
But it doesn’t have to be a struggle. Here are a few ways you can protect your plants this summer. Continue Reading The Real Devil of Central & North Jersey Gardening: Weather Woes in Mendham