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Goffle Brook Farms – “a garden blog”

News 12 Live at Goffle Brook Farms

In our last post we said JUST FOLLOW THE GOFFLE BOOK ROAD. News 12 of New Jersey did just that on March 20th and spent the entire morning browsing the garden center and farmer’s market. News 12’s Lauren Due visited Goffle Brook Farm and Garden Center in Ridgewood to get spring ready. Watch below for more spring tips:

Frost Hardy Annuals

Focus on frost hardy annuals. Some of these annuals that can withstand 20 degrees or so, including pansies, snapdragons, dianthus, alyssum, dusty miller and osteospermum. Keep in mind that flowers may be a bit ragged after such cold but the plants should make it through ok. Annuals able to tolerate a light frost include varieties of petunia, nicotiana, calendula, Victoria sage, and verbena canadensis.

By |February 15th, 2024|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Ornamentals & Flower Seed Sowing Dates

Get ahead on your gardening by starting ornamental and flower seeds indoors and producing your own transplants. With a little planning, a few supplies and tools, plus some know-how, you’ll be on your way to seed starting success. Plant these flower seeds indoors, under lights, six to eight weeks before transplanting into the garden.

Let’s Do Christmas

If you’re looking for some creative decorating ideas to set the holiday mood this Christmas season you’ve come to the right place! With a little bit of imagination, you can create a beautiful and festive holiday display with greens and the do-it-yourself materials available at the garden center. So get inspired, and have fun decorating your home this Christmas!

By |December 11th, 2023|Christmas|

Kiln Dried Firewood

We have plenty of kiln dried firewood for sale this winter – for more information, call us at 201-755-7959 or e-mail us at info@gofflebrookfarms.com. One of the advantages of kiln dried firewood are that the wood is bug free, clean, and the moisture in the wood is always going to be low.

By |December 1st, 2023|Hard Goods, The Farmers Market|

Poinsettias and Plant Care Tips

Since Holiday Season Poinsettias come all different sizes and pots, they make ideal accents for gift giving. Imagine Christmas morning when that special someone comes down for their morning cup of coffee and espies upon the counter beside the coffeemaker a lavishly wrapped gift complemented by a stunning poinsettia with draping bows and a snippet or two of garland with some frosted pine cones and greenery. Priceless!

By |November 19th, 2023|Christmas, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa Is Bringing His Holiday Magic to Goffle Brook Farms again this holiday season. Jolly Ole Saint Nick will be here listening to your wish lists and offering tidings of comfort and joy to one and all. Nov 30th - Dec 2nd & 3rd

By |November 18th, 2023|Christmas|

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

This Roasted Butternut Squash recipe makes for a dish that’s worthy of any occasion, whether as a side for a holiday feast or celebration with someone you love. Butternut squash roasted with maple syrup and cinnamon until caramelized and tender, then tossed with fresh rosemary, so elegant a cuisine and easy to prepare.

By |October 11th, 2023|Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Indoor Autumn Decor

Fall is a time of fresh starts, a chance to celebrate the changing of the seasons before the holidays arrive. It's also a decorating opportunity to make your home a cozier and more inviting place to nest within while the temperatures begin to drop. Autumn decor can range from traditional to trendy, and should always be adapted to your own taste, lifestyle, and environment.

By |October 4th, 2023|Hard Goods, Seasonal Color|

Can Decorating For Fall Make You Happier?

Updating your home for the new season is more than just a fun thing to do — it could actually benefit your mental health, too. Have you ever just looked at a display of pumpkins, gourds and Halloween lights at a neighbor’s house (or even in your own home) and felt instantly happier? Well, there’s a scientific explanation for that.

By |September 24th, 2023|Container Gardening, Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden, Seasonal Color|

Pumpkin Patch

Each year, we create an Autumnal Wonderland full of one-of-a-kind displays and locally-grown pumpkins of every shape and size. Whether you need a small pumpkin that weighs less than a pound or a large pumpkin, we’ve got the perfect pumpkin for you. You’ll find all shapes, sizes and colors of pumpkins and gourds as well as corn stalks, hay bales and autumn garden decorations.

By |September 14th, 2023|Hard Goods, Perennials, Seasonal Color, The Farmers Market|

Jersey Fresh Corn On The Cob

When it comes to corn, fresh is best, so buying local at the farmer’s market is key in finding the best tasting corn on the cob. You just can’t get that same sensation from produce that’s been picked, boxed, and transported to sit for days in displays at large commercial stores. To make the best of summer’s sweet corn while at its peak, here are Donna’s suggestions and tips for serving one of the most delicious treats of the season.

By |August 2nd, 2023|The Farmers Market|

Good Eats – McCrum’s Pies | Cakes | Muffins

Are you a pie lover? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that we are now offering the fresh baked fruit pies, cakes, muffins, and delicacies of McCrum’s Bakery of Elmwood Park, N.J. You can’t beat these pies, baked fresh daily with homemade fillings. All pies are made from scratch with fresh local fruit (except the cherry pies). You’ll know these pies are for real the moment your taste buds savor these scrumptious concoctions. Available in the Farmer’s Market.

By |July 31st, 2023|The Farmers Market|

Perennials For A Colorful Summer Garden

Mid Summer Perennials - Low-maintenance blooms to fill your garden this summer. Just because July is here, doesn’t mean you can’t make some changes in your garden by adding a few new perennials. There are plenty of options, regardless of the type of space you need to fill. Not only can you plant in July, but it can be one of the best summer months to liven up your garden.

By |July 10th, 2023|Container Gardening, Herbs, Perennials, Seasonal Color|

30% Off ALL Outdoor Garden Ornaments And Fountains

30% Off ALL Garden Ornaments And Fountains - Studies show that running water relieves stress and even decreases blood pressure and heart rate. Water calms the mind. It just makes us feel good. Outdoor fountains are simple ways to immediately add beauty to one’s outdoor space, whether it’s a meditation garden, a front lawn or a back yard.

A Father’s Day Message to our Founder

A Father's Day Tribute by Donna Dorsey for her beloved father, Richard Osborne, our founder. Lately I’ve been noticing I say the same things he used to say And I even find myself acting the very same way I tap my fingers on the table To the rhythm in my soul And I jingle the car keys When I’m ready to go

Give the Gift of Gardening

Father’s Day is approaching and this is an excellent time to show the dads and father figures in your life how special they are to you. We’ll be open on Father’s Day and you’re welcome to bring your dad and spend as long as you like enjoying the fresh air, browsing the garden center and gift shoppe, and just enjoy being with dad.

Pansies – The Flower With A Face

Pansies are a popular spring flower because they’re not only early bloomers but they come in a collage of colors that actually prefer the cooler months of the gardening season. Pansies are happy looking plants with their bright petals contrasting in a “face-like” appearance. Whatever the pattern looks like, the pansy is a type of viola that gardeners have grown for hundreds of years. Shakespeare mentioned them in Hamlet.

By |March 9th, 2023|Seasonal Color|

Welcome Springtime

On the threshold of spring, we begin to notice a quiet awakening within. The intentions that we set during the long days of winter, both for ourselves and our children, may have lain dormant these past months, but now we see the first green heads pushing through and realize that the dawn of something new is upon us.

By |March 8th, 2023|Seasonal Color|

A Sincere Thank You

Our sincere thank you for another wonderful year. All of you are the reason for our continued growth and success. The garden center is closed until Mid-March of 2023. Be sure to check our website for updates about what’s new for 2023, upcoming classes for the gardening season and other timely tips and recipes. For firewood sales phone (201) 652-7540 or contact us via email.

By |December 25th, 2022|Christmas|

Holiday Traditions Begin Here

Holiday Traditions Begin Here. You will not recognize the inside of our store ! The elves have been very busy getting ready for Santa and this year they created some very unusual displays of decorations and gifts. We have unique garden and holiday gift items and decorations that are sure to impress many on your gift list.

By |December 15th, 2022|Christmas, Seasonal Color|

Fresh Cut Fraser Firs

Buying a real, fresh-cut Christmas tree at a local business is as much about the experience as it is about the purchase; and shopping for one at Goffle Brook Farms is a memory you’ll cherish for years. We have a large selection of Fraser Fir Christmas Trees, all fresh cut and of different sizes to suit all your holiday decorating needs.

By |November 23rd, 2022|Christmas|

The Christmas Collection

Turn Your Home Into A Festive Holiday Land Of Enchantment With Interior Christmas and Holiday Décor from Goffle Brook. One Stop Holiday Shop! Everything you need to decorate your home for the holidays is here. From fresh cut trees, greens, wreaths and roping to poinsettias, lights, window & wax candles, ornaments and decorations – you’ll find it all here!

By |November 23rd, 2022|Christmas, Seasonal Color|

Autumn at the Garden Center

Fall into Goffle Brook Farms for Autumn Beauty. Autumn in northeastern New Jersey is a spectacular display of Nature’s palette. Splashes of reds, oranges, yellows and burgundy create awe inspiring scenes to be enjoyed all across the region. Take a Sunday drive to the mountains or country or just take a short hop to see us in Ridgewood and you’ll revel in an atmosphere of autumn color and décor. Here at Goffle Brook Farms Garden Center we’ve enjoyed experiencing Autumn with our customers for over 54 years now and we’ve come to know what they love about the Fall Season.

What’s New In The Farmer’s Market

Fresh Local Produce available at the Farmer's Market. The main health benefit of locally grown food is that it’s fresher. Fruits and vegetables begin to lose their nutrients within 24 hours of being picked, so fresher produce is more nutritious. In addition, locally grown food is picked at its peak ripeness, when it’s most dense with nutrients.

By |June 27th, 2022|Herbs, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

One of the TOP 9 Garden Centers in New Jersey

We are pleased to announce that Goffle Brook Farms has been chosen by AMERICAN TOWNS MEDIA as one of the 9 BEST Garden Centers and Nurseries in New Jersey. Imagine our surprise when we received this news. As elated as we all were; Kurt and Donna Dorsey and the entire staff would like to express our deepest gratitude and thank each and every one of you

By |June 13th, 2022|Herbs, Perennials|

Stachys Big Ears

Remember going to the petting zoo with your kids and touching baby lambs? This the feeling of the leaves of Stachys byzantina, also known as Lamb’s Ear. If you love growing perennials, you need to give this hardy plant a try. It is easy to grow, has a lovely texture and the prettiest flowers on tall graceful stems.

By |June 12th, 2022|Herbs, Perennials|

Candy Cane Oxalis Versicolor

Fancy a new look in the garden beds or perhaps within your porch/patio containers? Have we got something for you! Check out these Candy Cane “oxalis versicolor”. Having stunning two-tone blossoms they make for a fun, unique and visually beyond belief addition to any garden setting from container gardening, as an accent/companion plant or as a border planting or rock garden.

By |April 16th, 2022|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

April Showers Bring May Flowers

TEN PERCENT OFF ALMOST EVERYTHING (when it's raining)- The phrase “April showers bring May flowers” is a popular saying used often during the month of April. This is typically the time when the last bit of snow turns to all rain as temperatures climb, and increased rain shower activity sparks the beginning of flowers and plants to really start blooming.

By |April 4th, 2022|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Wreaths

Get your home ready for the return of children who have flown the nest, visiting family, and cherished friends. Growing up in Ridgewood I did a lot of shopping at the little mom-and-pop businesses that were in town. As a kid, this is where I would buy my Christmas presents and learn about money and spending. It was perfect because the stores were all nearby, each had a unique atmosphere, I knew the people that worked there, and sometimes I would even see my friends at the store. I loved this shopping experience, and have very fond memories of finding treasures to give my family over the holiday season.

By |November 16th, 2021|Christmas, Seasonal Color|

Mid Summer Lawn Care

If you have noticed many beetles around your yard this summer, you'll want to utilize some type of grub control to control dead patches in your yard. There are many types of beetles such as June beetles, Japanese beetles, and many others that can be easily controlled with some type of grub control. You'll want to eliminate the problem before too much damage is done, and to help prevent future infestation.

By |July 24th, 2021|Lawn and Garden|

Jonathan Green Lawn Care Academy

If you’re like us and you love your lawn, you want to learn the best tips and tricks to care for it. Jonathan Green has created seven Lawn Care Academy videos to teach you about important topics like soil compaction, balanced pH, how to choose the right grass seed, weed control, and fertilizer. You too can have a lush, green lawn.

By |May 11th, 2021|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden|

Crabgrass Problem

The arrival of springtime means dazzling displays of seasonal color annual flowers, blossoming bulbs, and green grass. Unfortunately, with this abundance of Mother Nature’s beauty comes sprouting weeds as well. Crabgrass is one such weed that continually frustrates homeowners year after year.

By |March 31st, 2021|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden|

What Can I Plant Now?

What Can I Plant Now? Planting spring vegetables and flowers is a task many gardeners relish. After spending a long winter indoors, gardeners are anxious to step outside and get their hands in the dirt. There’s a numerous variety of both vegetable and flower seeds that you can plant right now. With a stretch of warm and above average temperatures on the horizon, now’s the time to plant vegetable and flower seeds.

National Mom and Pop Business Day

National Mom and Pop Business Day - Just in time for the weekend, as a local business we are offering a 15% discount savings Saturday, Sunday and Monday (March 27th, 28th and 29th of 2021) on your purchases. Stop in our garden center / farmer’s market and mention this discount offer at the checkout register counter to receive your savings.

Spring Soil Preparations

Wow time flies! We are only a month away from our re-opening for the 2021 garden seasons. There are plenty of different types of soil and it’s important to ensure you have the right soil for the right plants. So get your garden books out and your thinking caps on. Recall what worked last year and what didn’t; but irregardless of whether it worked or not, it won’t work unless the soil is ideal for plant growth.

Develop a Plan for Your Vegetable Garden

We all need to face the facts. In lieu of this health crisis many families are now turning to growing their own vegetables and herbs in home vegetable gardens. While gardening is a fantastic way of life, coming to grips with some of the basic fundamentals can be a tad bit challenging for the newbie. Fret not, Goffle Brook Farms in Ridgewood N.J. can steer you in the right direction for success.

By |January 16th, 2021|Container Gardening, Vegetable Gardening|

Easy To Grow Herbs with Powerful Health Benefits

Herbs are the leaf part of a plant that is used in cooking – these can be used fresh or dried. Any other part of the plant, which is usually dried, is referred to as a spice. These include, for example, bark (cinnamon), berries (peppercorns), seeds (cumin), roots (turmeric), flower (chamomile), buds (cloves) and the stigma of a flower (saffron). Herbs are a fantastic way to add flavor and color to any sort of dish or drink, whether sweet or savory, without adding fat, salt or sugars. In addition to flavor and color, they each also tend to have their own set of health-promoting properties.

By |January 16th, 2021|Container Gardening, Herbs, Vegetable Gardening|

Its A Winter Wonderland

Starting in November we begin transforming the Garden Shop into a fully-fledged Christmas Shop that's a winter wonderland filled with decorations for both inside & outside your home, gifts for everyone in the family, & gift plants including Poinsettias. From the moment you walk in the door, you’re immersed in the charming sights, scents and spirit of the season.

By |November 18th, 2020|Christmas, Seasonal Color|

Ridgewood Landmark Ornaments

Goffle Brook Farm has the perfect ornaments in stock this year, our Ridgewood landmark ornaments make perfect hostess and teacher’s gifts! Limited Edition RWD ornaments featuring Village landmarks including the Ridgewood Tree Lighting, Warner Movie Theater, Ridgewood Post Office, Schoolhouse Museum, Ridgewood Station, Ridgewood High School and the Kasschau Memorial Bandshell.

By |November 18th, 2020|Christmas|

A Frightfully BOOtiful Halloween

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” Our Halloween displays are looking frightfully BOOtiful! Welcome trick-or-treaters to your home with a unique Halloween themed setting created from the decor found at Goffle Brook Farms in Ridgewood. We celebrate Halloween in a big way at the garden center.

There is still time

Have you been debating whether or not to reseed or over-seed your lawn this fall? Well, we’ve got great news: it’s not too late! Fall seeding is always preferable to waiting until next spring! Our recommended product for this is Jonathan Green Black Beauty Fall Magic Grass Seed, containing turf grasses specially bred to ensure a successful fall seeding and can be used on both sun and part shade lawns.

By |October 2nd, 2020|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden|

Have we got a sweet deal for you

Have we got a sweet deal for you. Frank's Honey is now available in our garden center/farmer's market. Produced locally by Ridgewood's own beekeeper and best selling author Frank Mortimer. Frank’s Honey is 100% pure, raw, all-natural, local honey, hand-harvested and hand–extracted from his family cared for hives. Plus, it’s the best tasting honey you'll ever have!

By |August 28th, 2020|Hard Goods, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

We Hung Our Prices Out To Dry!

It’s true! Planting perennials in late summer and early fall is an excellent way to get a jump start to enjoy a bigger, more beautiful, and more bountiful garden the following year. While most gardeners are more accustomed to planting in spring, now is also an ideal time to get perennials established in your garden. Plants planted at the end of summer enter a hospitable environment due to more reliable rainfalls and lower, less hostile temperatures.

By |August 27th, 2020|Container Gardening, Perennials, Seasonal Color|

Autumn Lawn Care

Late August through early September is the perfect window to establish a new lawn (or repair an existing one) with seed. The warm soil insures fast germination and the cooler fall weather that follows mimics the climates these grasses are native to. Grass is a plant and plants need water to survive, especially in the hot and humid summer months, and coming off the August we’ve just experienced we all were more than a little thirsty this year.

By |August 25th, 2020|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden|

Honey – Mother Nature’s Super Food

Honey, specifically raw, pure and unpasteurized, is considered a super food. Raw honey comes straight from the honeycomb. Most of the honey you see in the grocery store is processed and the pollen is removed and it is a far cry from the health promoting powerhouse of its raw, pure unpasteurized counterpart. At our farmers market in Ridgewood N.J. we have the “real deal“ Nina's Red Barn Farm Honey.

By |July 27th, 2020|Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Did you know? – Interesting Plant Facts

Here’s a selection of unique, bizarre and interesting plant facts. I got the idea for this post when my good friend Mags was browsing our website and espied an image of Yarrow on the herbs page. She said “why’s yarrow on the herb page? Aren’t they flowers?” I replied “Yes they do flower, however they are classified as a medicinal herb.” To this she replied “oh, I never knew that. That’s interesting”. We both shared a smile and some laughter over that little conversation. She then said; you should do a blog post called “did you know that”.

Farmers Market Produce

Fresh produce is available in our farmer’s market. Here is our produce availability list. We are looking forward to enjoying nature’s nutritious bounty with you. The food you purchase at our farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors. Incorporating a local farmers market into your routine will help you to reconnect with the seasonal cycles of nature in our region.

By |July 15th, 2020|The Farmers Market|

Kurt Says Water Wisely

Looks like we're in for a run of scorchers the next two weeks. Temperatures climbing into the high to mid nineties for quite a stretch with little or spotty rain forecast. Man those iced teas are gonna quench your thirst while relaxing on the patio. Don't forget your porch/patio containers and your garden beds. Chances are those plants are going to be mighty thirsty also.

Mandevilla

Oh my gosh! What is that? It’s beautiful. These common statements are often heard around the patio during summer gatherings or family get-togethers. Mandevilla has become a common and stunning patio plant. It’s brilliant flowers of reds, pinks and whites add a tropical flair to any landscape and/or garden setting.

Custom Garden Containers

Container plantings are a simple and elegant way to change the look of a terrace, outdoor living area, front porch or entry. With all of our annuals, tropicals, perennials, and houseplants, the possibilities are endless. Be sure to check out our ready made seasonal selection of containers. It is one thing to sell plants, it is another thing to know how to combine them to make stunning and successful combinations that will last for months at a time.

4 Inch Potted Geraniums

Geraniums are one of the most popular plants in the garden. You can plant a mass of them in a bed for a stunning focal point, planted in containers they put on a stunning display of elegance. And when the weather turns chilly, start to move them inside to a sunny window sill and they’ll make a lovely houseplant. And last but not least, they are so easy to care for.

Its a Bugs Life

Implement biological pest control with the addition of beneficial predatory insects to any garden and landscape bed. Practicing sustainable landscaping by releasing beneficial insects provides an excellent learning opportunity for children to learn how Mother Nature naturally builds an eco-system and at the same time reduces the need for chemicals and/or pesticides usage.

By |June 4th, 2020|Lawn and Garden, Perennials, Plant Care|

Celebrate Mothers Day

Celebrate Mother's Day with Goffle Brook Farms. In the garden center you can select from stunning hanging baskets of Fuschia, Petunias, Ferns, Impatiens and more in a diverse selection of color, texture and foliage. Or perhaps a potted container for the porch or patio from a dazzling display of elegant and unique containers and floral selections

Annuals and Perennials

If your Mother is like mine was then she’s an avid gardener with a green thumb and have we got the solution for you. Annuals, Perennials and Fruit Trees. Let Mom liven up her garden beds and displays with our seasonal color annuals available in flats and paks. Mix and match the paks to create that perfect choice of her favorite colors in lovely flowers.

Fuschia Flowers

Hanging baskets are here in a diverse variety of flowers. One that we frequently get asked about is our Fuschias. Such a delicate and elegant exotic flower with striking and eye-catching two-tone colors. Simply put these gorgeous flowers are ideal no matter where in the garden, but have them in a hanging basket and they just profusely put forth exceptional beauty.

By |April 30th, 2020|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Bumper Crop Soil Builder

Bumper Crop Soil Builder is the PERFECT Raised Bed Mix. A premium soil builder created exclusively by MASTER NURSERY® Garden Centers, this soil amendment contains only the finest all natural, rich, organic composted ingredients. Bumper Crop® Soil Builder has been formulated with the vegetable, herb, and flower gardener in mind!

Spring Flowers Are Here

With sunny weather forecast for the first week in April and warmer temperatures on the horizon, now’s the time more than ever to get some fresh air and work around the house. You can plan a planting project to do with the youngsters to dress up the beds or add a touch of class to any porch, patio or outdoor living area.

Crotons

Crotons come in a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors. Leaves can be short, long, twisted, thin, thick, and several of these combined. Colors range from green, variegated, yellow, red, orange, cream, pink, and black to a combination of all these. They make an excellent choice for container gardening on the porch, patio, or in outdoor living areas. They work well in tropical-themed containers or alongside annuals in the ground.

By |April 1st, 2020|Houseplants, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Grow a Victory Garden

Victory Gardens, also called “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense” were gardens planted by ordinary citizens during World War I and World War II to provide some relief in the public food demands. As it is now as it was in World War II when the nation fell on hard times, this is the time we can help the nation and ourselves to persevere. With store shelves bare and nutritious foods in short supply, if there is any good to be found in these trying times, let one of them be the fact that we are now in the growing season.

Lets Grow Lettuce

Lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin K, folate and molybdenum. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, biotin, vitamin B1, copper, iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of vitamin B2, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, calcium and pantothenic acid. There are only 15 calories in 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of lettuce.

Kids Gardening Club

Fun, experiential learning for kids to share with siblings, parents, grandparents and caregivers during these upcoming beautiful spring days! Goffle Brook Garden Center will be posting a project to do with your children every three days. The first project has to do with growing beans. You can either use beans in your pantry or stop in at our store today and get a free pack (while supplies last).

Its Time To Garden

Now in our 52nd year, Goffle Brook Farms has developed into a full-service garden center offering a quality selection of shrubs, annuals, perennials, roses, vegetables, bulbs, herbs, houseplants, tropicals, pottery, soil, mulches, and lawn care products, and a diverse and unique selection of garden decor, complete with our own “potting shed” for classes and events throughout the garden seasons.

Get Your Gift Card

Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays - Here's a little something to spread some cheer with this season. Get your free $5.00 Gift Card to use at Goffle Brook Farms in Ridgewood N.J. Shop Christmas Trees | Garland and Roping | Wreaths | Poinsettias – Holiday Home Decor and much much more.

By |December 5th, 2019|Christmas, Seasonal Color|

The Christmas Holiday Collection

Get your home ready for the return of children who have flown the nest, visiting family, and cherished friends. Growing up in Ridgewood I did a lot of shopping at the little mom-and-pop businesses that were in town. As a kid, this is where I would buy my Christmas presents and learn about money and spending. It was perfect because the stores were all nearby, each had a unique atmosphere, I knew the people that worked there, and sometimes I would even see my friends at the store. I loved this shopping experience, and have very fond memories of finding treasures to give my family over the holiday season.

By |December 3rd, 2019|Christmas, Seasonal Color|

Why we do what we do

When we first saw this facebook post on Stacie Cahn Greenhouse's Facebook page our jaw dropped. I thought to myself "Oh my gosh, this is exactly what Mom and Dad strived for when they started Goffle Brook Farms 51 years ago. A place where happiness flourishes, where their's growth and friendships made, a place where their is love, kindness and laughter in the air."

Should I fertilize my lawn in the fall? Absolutely! Here’s why and what to use.

Most lawn experts agree that a fall fertilizer application is a good idea in cold-weather climates where winters are a period of dormancy. While lawn care companies and manufacturers of granular and liquid fertilizers recommend fertilization, independent scientific studies from university programs do confirm that late summer and fall are especially good times to fertilize turf lawns.

By |September 30th, 2019|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden|

Apples for Eating and Baking

It’s not my imagination, those crates of apples at the Goffle Brook Farm’s farmers markets are looking might tasty. There’s Honeycrisps, McIntosh, Golden Supreme and Cortlands to choose from. Nothing says nutrition better than freshly picked apples. Apples are a simple, delicious and nutritious choice for a snack or dessert.

By |September 21st, 2019|Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Decorate with Pumpkins This Fall

Everyone loves the jack-o’-lantern. Spooky, silly or just plain cute, the carved Halloween pumpkin is a staple for the front porch in October. Carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns is a popular Halloween tradition that originated hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Back then, however, jack-o’-lanterns were made out of turnips or potatoes;

By |September 16th, 2019|Lawn and Garden, Seasonal Color|

Spring Bulbs

Daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips are welcome sights for the winter-weary. If you’ve ever looked at a swath of colorful spring bulbs with envy, plant a bed of your own. Fill your garden with beautiful bulbs that bloom in spring

By |September 13th, 2019|Seasonal Color|

Fall Containers for Home and Business

Ah autumn is in the air, the nights are getting cool and soon the trees will begin to transform into displays of reds, purples, oranges and yellows. Sometimes we lament this passing of another garden season, but why. Instead welcome a new one. Use Mother Nature's palette of autumn colors to your advantage and extend your gardening season by providing color and interest in an otherwise-subdued landscape.

By |September 4th, 2019|Container Gardening, Seasonal Color|

Bacon Honey Sriracha Corn On The Cob

During the dog daze of August nothing screams “grilling season” more than corn on the cob. Fresh, local grown, juicy and bursting with flavor, this summertime staple is a must have at any cookout. Granted you can’t go wrong with butter, salt and herbs; if you want to add some pizzazz to the meal try this twist on corn on the cob using sriracha, bacon, honey and hot peppers.

By |August 7th, 2019|Recipes, The Farmers Market, Vegetable Gardening|

Super Summer Sizzlin Sale

Our Super Sizzlin Summer Sale is heating up! Save on garden decor, pottery, containers and plants. We have merchandise in almost every department on sale!!! If you want to spruce up your porch, patio and/or beds on the cheap, the best time to buy plants, containers (potted or not) and garden decor is now. Again, these deals will remain while supplies last or through August 5th! So make sure to stop by and visit us soon!

Cherry Fluff Echinacea

Gardeners who love unusual and unique contrasting color take note, this coneflower, Echinacea Cherry Fluff, will add pizzazz and interest to any garden bed. With an explosion of bi-colored blossoms from mid-june through September it will provide interest all season long. The centers of the blossom are bright lime green radiating outward and having pale pink colored petals with contrast with its stunning olive green foliage.

By |July 29th, 2019|Lawn and Garden, Perennials, Plant Care|

Garlic Scapes Pesto

Garlic stalks, commonly called “garlic scapes” are available in our farmer’s market. Perhaps you’ve seen them but weren’t familiar with what they are and their many uses. These thin, curly, vibrantly green stalks come into season in the late spring and early summer, and often are sold by the bunch. Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of garlic plants.

Pollinator Week

Join us in celebrating pollinators! Monday, June 17 marks the beginning of Pollinator Week, a national celebration of the amazing invertebrates that are vital to the health of ecosystems and agriculture. It’s a perfect time to celebrate the birds, bugs and lizards that are so essential to the crops we grow, the flowers we smell, and the plants that produce the air we breathe.

The Potting Shed

New this year at Goffle Brook Farms is our Potting Shed wherein you can create your own stunning containers for the porch, patio, or garden with expert help and advice right at your fingertips. Choose your plants, select your potting mix and/or soil, don't forget the fertilizer, add a tad of mulch to help keep the growing medium moist and if you want to fancy it up you can choose a small unique piece of garden decor to liven it up.

Give the Gift of Gardening

Father’s Day is approaching and this is an excellent time to show the dads and father figures in your life how special they are to you. Whether you’re celebrating a dad, stepdad, grandfather or other father figure, make sure he knows how special he is and what he means to you. Spend the day at the Garden Center: We’re not just a store, we’re a destination for plant lovers everywhere. We’ll be open on Father’s Day and you’re welcome to bring your dad and spend as long as you like enjoying the fresh air, the stellar garden displays, and just being yourself…

Tropical Plants

Tropical plants are plants that originated from the tropical regions of the world and are known for their bold textures, vivid colors and rich scents. These plants are the perfect way to add a tropical flair to your gardens and patios. Tropical landscapes are known for their wide mix of leaf and flower diversity. Our Garden Center is fully stocked and you can find everything from unique foliages and blooming tropicals such as Hibiscus, Mandevillas or Bougainvillea, to Dipladenia and more.

Homemade Herb Butter

This Homemade Herb Butter is a delicious way to add fresh flavor to almost any dish! Many of us already have our herbs planted now that the weather is superb and there are still those planting herbs yet and filling in spaces while its early in the growing season. The other day in my garden bed while applying mulch around the herbs in my raised beds I caught a whiff of rosemary and oregano from my young plants, and oh was it a delightful and enchanting whisper of things to come.

By |May 23rd, 2019|Container Gardening, Herbs, Perennials|

Citronella Mosquito Plant

Citronella (Mosquito Plant) is actually a citrus-scented geranium, which is a great patio plant, especially in containers. You may know it under a variety of commony called names such as citronella plant, mosquito plant geranium, citrosa geranium and Pelargonium citrosum. The plant produces a pleasant smelling citronella-like scented aroma that wafts upon a slight breeze adding a delightful scent to the air.

By |May 23rd, 2019|Container Gardening, Seasonal Color|

Late May at the Garden Center

Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, our garden center is bursting at the seams with spectacular displays of colors, hues, textures and foliage; provided by Mother Nature herself. From annuals and perennials for planting in beds to potted container plants for the porch and patio, plus all the garden necessities to ensure your selections grow to their full potential, Goffle Brook Farms is your one stop shopping destination for all your lawn and garden needs.

Gifts for Mom

If you’re searching for gardening gift ideas for Mother’s Day, look no further! A mother who loves to garden would love any of these thoughtful gifts. From plants to planters, unique and stunning garden decor, helpful tools, and more, everyone is sure to find something for their mother at our garden center/farmer’s market.

Easter Flowers and Decor

Goffle Brook Farms celebrates the start of the spring season with a beautiful assortment of Easter flowers. We sell breathtaking lilies, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils that are sure to brighten up anyone’s day! In addition to our individual plants, we have pre-made Easter flower arrangements and baskets that serve as an easy decorating piece. During your Easter flower shopping, be sure to browse the store for all that’s new this season!

Garden Decor and Accents

Show off your style and add the finishing touches to your landscape and garden beds with our unique selections of art to suit any style, from cottage garden to classic estate. Home design doesn’t end inside your home. When it comes to adding style to your property, don’t forget your yard, porch, and patio and garden beds.

By |April 17th, 2019|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden, Seasonal Color|

Getting Ready for Spring

February feels like a turning point in the garden. Sure it is still cold outside, but there are signs heralding spring’s imminent arrival all through the garden beds. The garden seems to slowly start coming to life again, after a few months of dormancy. At first glance you sometimes see no change, but upon looking closer, ahh there it is. A tiny stem with an unfolding leaf basking in the late winter's sunlight.

Thank You for 2018

Our sincere thank you for another wonderful year. We are especially happy to see how involved the younger generation is getting into gardening! During the past year we’ve made so many new friends, welcomed old acquaintances, and were blessed with a multitude of memories and smiles and good spur of the moment chat sessions.

By |December 26th, 2018|The Farmers Market|

Holiday and Christmas Decor

What would Christmas be without the wonderful fresh greens accompanying your house? Thankfully we at Goffle Brook Farm have a large selection of greens and other wonderful holiday decor for decorating your holiday home.

By |December 13th, 2018|Christmas|

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees and Decor

Buying a real, fresh-cut Christmas tree at a local business is as much about the experience as it is about the purchase; and shopping for one at Goffle Brook Farms is a memory you’ll cherish for years. We have a large selection of both Fraser and Concolor Christmas Trees, all fresh cut and of different sizes to suit all your holiday decorating needs.

By |December 1st, 2018|Christmas|

Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s almost time. Santa’s helpers at Goffle Brook Farms are getting ready for fresh cut and live Christmas Trees which will be available starting November 22nd for your holiday decorating. Donna and Jen are looking forward with gleeful anticipation to seeing all the new friends they made this summer at the garden center farmer’s market shopping this holiday season.

By |November 17th, 2018|Christmas|

Hawthorne NJ 8th Annual Green Fair

Goffle Brook Farms was honored to be a participant in the Hawthorne N.J. 8th Annual Green Fair. The purpose of the fair is to educate the community about sustainability—social, economic and environmental aspects—as well as buying locally, resource conservation, and health and wellness. Goffle Brook Farms shared a booth with Lincoln Landscaping of Franklin Lakes, promoting native plants in the landscape.

By |September 18th, 2018|Perennials, Plant Care, The Farmers Market|

Vote For Us!

Goffle Brook Farm has been nominated as a top family destination in the 2018 Winnie Family Favorites awards! We work hard each year to provide our neighbors and customers with quality, delicious, and healthy foods for them and their families to enjoy each day. We take great pride in what we do for our community, and if you're wondering how you could help us out just by making a few clicks, here's how...

Fresh Bean and Corn Salsa

One way you could use up our tomatoes and Jersey sweet corn is in a fresh home-made batch of salsa! There are so many ways to make salsa the way you like it, our recipe we'll be sharing is black bean and corn, but you can make this recipe any way you'd like by adding or removing the corn, beans, cilantro, and whatever else you might not like in salsa. If you do like all of those ingredients though, you're in for a treat with this tasty salsa.

By |July 31st, 2018|Hard Goods, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

How do butterflies pollinate plants

But the best part of sharing your plants and flowers are when welcome visitors such as this lovely butterfly pay us a visit for a sip of nature’s nectar in its purest form. Putting on a dazzling display of aeronautics they dart to and fro choosing what color tickles their fancy. The numbers of these pollinators are being reduced in alarming rates by habitat loss, through urbanization and the overuse of pesticides.

By |July 26th, 2018|Container Gardening, Perennials, Seasonal Color|

Preparing Cucumbers and Pickles

Cucumbers can bring great yields in a garden and it can be a hard task to figure out what you’re going to do with all of them. Thankfully there are a lot of great and healthy ways to gain all the health benefits cucumbers offer us while also making them even tastier in the process. There are many types of cucumbers you can choose from either at farmers markets or when purchasing seeds, but for these recipes we recommend using kirby or persian cucumbers as they will typically provide you with quality, crunchy pickles.

Fresh Produce

There's nothing else like it to put a smile on your face. Shopping at a Farmer's Market. The sights and sounds of customers chit chatting while divulging in locally grown produce. The aromas of fresh fruits and vegetables wafting on a summer's breeze. Children grabbing a grape to munch on when no ones looking. And then there are the benefits...

By |July 6th, 2018|Hard Goods, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Useful Herbs in the Garden

There are plenty of useful and beneficial herbs you can grow in your garden. Herbs can be used in many ways, whether culinary, medically, or enjoyed in a cup of tea. Aside from the common uses of herbs, you can use certain herbs while they're growing in the ground. Some herbs can provide protection within your garden by repelling certain insects from attacking other important plants. Just placing your herbs near certain plants can be a great way to organically control pests while also providing yourself with fresh seasonings for many meals!

By |June 22nd, 2018|Container Gardening, Hard Goods, Herbs|

It is time to garden again

As anyone who travels Goffle Road knows, it isn’t spring until Goffle Brook Farm in Ridgewood puts out its pansy display. That’s been the tradition since Richard and Dancy Osborne opened the place in 1968. Our reopening this year is special, both within our hearts and with our many customers and friends as this marks our 50th Anniversary serving Bergen County.

Check out Our Gardening Calendar!

Timing is a key to a successful garden that produces plentiful blooms or plentiful fruits. Starting and maintaining a garden can seem very overwhelming, as there are many tasks that need to be done during the upcoming spring months. However the winter is the best time to start planning ahead, and with proper preparation, research, and by planning ahead of time, you will have great success in your garden this year. To help you along the way with your planning, Goffle Brook Farm has created a garden calendar for Spring 2018 in the Mid-Atlantic area.

By |March 14th, 2018|Plant Care|

New American Lawn Program

Gone are the days that four bags of fertilizer are purchased in the spring to JUST feed your lawn. Over the course of time we have learned that taking care of your soil is just as important, no more important, than feeding your plants. Okay I am going to get a bit technical here so stick with me. It has taken me years to sum up what I am about to share with you. So here goes:

By |March 13th, 2018|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden|

Fragrant Indoor Lavender

The scent of lavender is one very prominent quality of it, but besides that, there are many other forgotten qualities of the plant. Being one of the easiest herbs to grow, lavender requires little in terms of pest control or fertilizer products and once it's established, rarely needs water. Its scent is very soothing and prominent, making it a great indoor plant just for the fresh scent it brings with it. Its essential oil is also an ingredient in many aromatherapy products, such as lotion, perfume, and candles.

By |January 8th, 2018|Container Gardening, Herbs, Perennials, Recipes|

Chicken and Dumplings

While this freezing weather keeps you inside, chicken and dumpling soup is a perfect way to warm everyone in your house up and make the best of the winter. Chicken and dumplings are a hearty, delicious and a classic dish for many. There are many different ways to enjoy chicken and dumplings, so feel free to experiment and add your own favorite spices or vegetables to suit your own tastes.

By |January 4th, 2018|Hard Goods, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Closing Time

With the year about to wrap up, Goffle Brook Farms would like to thank anyone who helped out by supporting our business this year. We have met so many great people in the store this year and hope to see you all next year, along with new faces. We loved being able to provide you with fresh, tasty, and healthy locally grown food

By |December 28th, 2017|The Farmers Market|

Christmas Decor

Decorating for the holidays is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit. For any last minute holiday decor needs, Goffle Brook Farms has plenty of decor you can add in around the home to add more holiday cheer. No matter what holiday style you are going for, we have plenty of varying decor perfect for all and any Christmas needs.

By |December 14th, 2017|Christmas, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Caring for your Christmas Tree

Caring for a live Christmas tree doesn’t have to be a stressful event. No one wants to spoil the holiday season, but Christmas trees in the home can present a fire safety issue. A primary concern with a Christmas tree is fire danger, often brought on by the combination of electrical malfunctions and, in the case of a real tree, a drying tree.

By |December 13th, 2017|Christmas|

Christmas Tree Care

Looking for a dense, lush, and green tree for Christmas? A fraser fir tree is a perfect candidate for all of those. This gorgeous looking tree serves for a classic Christmas look and is a perfect tree for decoration. While there are many choices to pick from when choosing a Christmas tree, a fraser fir is the best tree to choose for anyone looking for a large, visually appealing tree this Christmas.

By |November 25th, 2017|Christmas, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Ridgewood Holiday House Tour

The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood will be holding its Holiday House Tour on Thursday, November 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tour, which is a charity event, will feature unique homes located in Ridgewood and the surrounding communities, dressed up for the winter holidays. The House Tour is the largest fundraiser hosted

By |November 17th, 2017|Seasonal Color|

Thanksgiving Honey Treats

Honey is a perfect way to sweeten up any dish you choose this Thanksgiving. Whether you choose to use it on the turkey, the stuffing, or the rolls, Goffle Brook Farms has all the honey you could possibly need for this Thanksgiving and any other cooking needs. The honey available at Goffle Brook Farms comes right out of New Jersey and is absolutely delicious. Spread it on your toast, drink it with your tea, or maybe try it with one of these irresistible honey treats?

By |November 10th, 2017|Hard Goods, Herbs, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Winter Squash Orzo

Winter Squash Orzo Pasta is such a simple, delicious dish full of healthy goodness that is squash. The best part about winter squash orzo is that there are so many different types of different winter squash flavors for you to change this recipe to your liking. For this recipe we will be using butternut squash, but you can swap it out and adjust the spices for any other type of winter squash you want to try in this recipe.

By |November 1st, 2017|Hard Goods, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Crafting Autumn Decor

Autumn is a great time to decorate not only your home but the interior of your home. This year Goffle Brook Farms has plenty of great autumn decor in store. Along with that, Goffle Brook Farms is going to be teaching how to make pumpkin centerpieces and let you make your own at Goffle Brook Farms.

By |October 15th, 2017|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden, Seasonal Color|

Apple Pie Bites

Here's a delicious and quick recipe for miniature apple pie bites. You can make these in thirty minutes, These snacks not only look appetizing but are so simple to make. This recipe uses an apple pie spice which can be made easily at home with a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

By |October 10th, 2017|Hard Goods, Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Outdoor Autumn Color

You might not think so, but autumn can actually be one of the most colorful seasons in some areas. Fall can be hospitable to a great amount of colorful plants. Depending on where you live, you will be able to plant lots of beautiful, vibrant plants in the fall months. So here is a big list of ten vibrant flowers you could add to your garden right now!

By |October 5th, 2017|Perennials, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Autumn is for the Lawns

Fall is one of the best times to start planting cool season grasses in your lawn. Early autumn retains the warm soil temperatures from summer months, which is great for cool season grasses. Cool evenings paired with warm soil will let your grass germinate and establish quickly, making fall the best time of the year to grow cool season grasses.

By |September 18th, 2017|Hard Goods, Lawn and Garden, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Thrifty Thursday

At Goffle Brook Farms we encourage anyone interested in a wide range of produce, fruit, and herbs to come and check out what we have available this week. Right now is a great time to support farmers markets as well as enjoy some organically grown foods. We hope to see you all this week!

By |August 5th, 2017|Hard Goods, Perennials, The Farmers Market|

Avocado Corn Fritters

Corn fritters are a great as well as simple way to enjoy corn. If you can make pancakes, you can make these. However an even better way to enjoy corn fritters is by adding in some avocado. Adding avocado to your corn fritters will add an amazing smooth creaminess to the fritters and enhance the flavor even more, if you enjoy avocados.

By |August 2nd, 2017|Recipes, The Farmers Market|

Mid-Summer Perennials

There are many flowers that can thrive in the mid summer months, so choosing just a few to plant can be tough. We've picked out four of our favorite perennials to share growing tips on. These flowers are all fairly easy to grow, especially around this time of the year. These vibrant and bright colored flowers are sure to bring nice colors into your garden and attract birds to your yard.

By |July 9th, 2017|Perennials, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Growing Three Great Herbs

Starting a herb garden can be a great way to ensure the herbs you consume are fresh, and it can help save you money! But picking a few herb to start off with can be hard, because of how many unique flavors and different cultivars there are. We've picked out three favorite common herbal seasonings to provide growing insight for, so you can get your very own herb garden going.

By |June 29th, 2017|Container Gardening, Herbs, Perennials, Plant Care|

Summer Plant Care for Perennials

One of the best ways to keep your perennial plants looking their best during the hot summer months is to prune your plants consistently. This is especially important to do at all times of the year regularly, but it is most important following a spring with a lot of rain, as your perennials will grow rapidly, sometimes doubling in size, depending on how much rain you get.

By |June 22nd, 2017|Perennials, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Free Soil Test!

We have your lawn covered! Bring us your questions, and bring us a sample of your soil to Goffle Brook Farms (425 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, NJ) on May 7th for a free soil test. We will be joined by Rich Inlay of Jonathan Green, lawn expert, and he will be here from 11am-2pm with lawn care tips, advice, and will also answer any lawn questions you have for him.

By |May 4th, 2017|Lawn and Garden, Plant Care|

Hanging Basket Care

Now that the weather is finally breaking and the days are filled with sun and the nights just a tad cool; hanging baskets are making their presence known with spectacular displays of colors, hues, textures and foliage. Hanging baskets, they’ve come a long way and aren’t just for hanging on the deck anymore.

By |April 25th, 2017|Container Gardening, Seasonal Color|

Arugula – its oh so good

Arugula is an aromatic, peppery-flavored salad green. Also known as rocket, roquette, rugula and rucola, it’s delightfully pungent leaves have been cultivated in the Mediterranean since time was recorded. Arugula is very low in calories and is high in vitamins A and C. A 1/2 cup serving is two calories. This is one of those great, simple greens to grow at home.

Regal Geraniums

Regal geraniums, also known as Martha Washington geraniums are a plant bursting with very colorful blooms. They're simply great for any garden, and they're fairly simple to grow even with minimal gardening knowledge. These plants look spectacular when put in any containers, hanging baskets, or when planted in flower beds.

By |April 19th, 2017|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

In the News

As anyone who travels Goffle Road knows, it isn’t spring until Goffle Brook Farm in Ridgewood puts out its pansy display. That’s been the tradition since Richard and Dancy Osborne opened the place in 1968. On Friday, one week after a blizzard, Kurt Dorsey, plant manager and buyer, laid out the first flowery color riot of the season. “Pansies like it cold,” he said.

Gardening with Native Plants

Native vegetation evolved to live with the local climate, soil types, and animals. This long process brings us several gardening advantages. Native plants provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife, while contributing greatly to healthy soil and water in urban and rural areas. Native plants attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing diverse habitats and food sources.

By |February 28th, 2017|Lawn and Garden, Perennials|

Vegetable Gardening

With more and more families wanting to try growing their own vegetables it is more important than ever to have the best products and knowledge to help them do so with success. Here at Goffle brook farms we carry a wide verity of non GMO seeds, seed trays and seed starting soil. Pretty much everything you need to start your own vegetables seeds.

By |February 28th, 2017|Container Gardening, Lawn and Garden|

Hostas – workhorses in the garden

Hostas - a great perrenial for any garden in the shade. Hostas are great plants for adding texture to any garden and come in a variety of greens, blues, purples, and some variations will have white, yellow stripes. And with so many different sizes of hostas (over 2500!) there is sure to be a spot in your garden for this workhorse of a plant.

By |February 9th, 2017|Lawn and Garden, Perennials|

Spring Gardening tips for Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses ask so little from gardeners and give back so much. They offer nearly four seasons of interest to our gardens and require hardly any maintenance. That is until it’s time for some spring cleaning in the garden. Most ornamental grasses are perennial performers, and after winter they need to shed their old foliage so they can start growing again.

By |February 8th, 2017|Perennials, Plant Care|

Crocus – Heralds of Spring

When the crocuses bloom, spring is here. Gardeners know this in their hearts, even though the calendar may say otherwise. There is something about this beguiling springtime flower that sets the emotions astir and reassures those who have been waiting through the long winter that the new season has arrived.

By |February 8th, 2017|Lawn and Garden, Seasonal Color|

Gardening with Deer

White tailed deer are beautiful animals, graceful and elegant when in motion however to the homeowner trying to grow a garden they can be destructive pests. How is a gardener to cope with these adversaries? A blend of deer-resistant plantings and repellants can help to maintain your garden. Deer-resistant planting is not an exact science. There are a few hard and fast rules because deer behavior and taste preferences vary from place to place, and even season to season.

By |February 8th, 2017|Lawn and Garden, Seasonal Color|

Impatiens and Downy Mildew

Impatiens are one of the standby color selections for shady regions in the landscape. They are also under threat from a water mold disease that lives in soil, so check those shade annuals carefully before you purchase. There is a tough disease of impatiens (called downy mildew) that is species specific and will kill the plants.

By |February 7th, 2017|Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Gardening in Dry Conditions

Gardening in Dry Conditions. No one ever anticipates a drought but some years we go in to the season dryer than others. Here are some tips to help you garden in either a dryer location or during a drought as well as some drought tolerant plants to utilize in your garden designs.

By |February 7th, 2017|Lawn and Garden, Perennials|

Pollinator Gardens

Pollinators, such as most bees, some birds, bats, butterflies and other insects, play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. Examples of crops that are pollinated include apples, squash and almonds. Without the assistance of pollinators, most plants cannot produce fruits and seeds

By |February 7th, 2017|Lawn and Garden, Perennials|

Orchid Care

Orchid Care Stereotyped as being difficult plants that require the temperature and humidity extremes of a tropical rainforest. Although some orchids do need these conditions, most can be grown under normal household conditions. [...]

By |July 31st, 2012|Plant Care|

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