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.
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.
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 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
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.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2023. Moms should be celebrated every day of the year, but especially on Mother’s Day! 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.
When weather forecasters issue a frost advisory in late spring and early fall, that’s your heads-up to protect annuals and other vulnerable plants. You might think temperatures have to get to the freezing point (32˚F), but actually, a frost can occur between 36˚F and 32˚F.
This Earth Day, April 22, create a pollinator garden within your space to help butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators overcome habitat loss and urbanization. Help the environment by creating your own eco-system and reap the benefits when your wildflowers bloom.
Hippity Hop Over To The Garden Center. We have potted lilies, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils that are sure to brighten up any Easter display! If you are looking for something to put outside right away, Tulips and Hyacinths are great choices (Hyacinth smells amazing!!)
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.
Starting seeds indoors has many benefits, including an earlier harvest. While some crops can be direct seeded, you can start them indoors and move up the harvest date. Another perk of starting seeds indoors is the ability to grow long season crops in short season climates.
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.
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.
Within the scope of gardening, some plants blur the boundary between being simply and stunningly beautiful and being edible. Capsicum annuum, ornamental pepper, is definitely a case of an edible, making the crossover to the ornate.
Meyer lemon trees combine the best of lemons and mandarin oranges into one hybrid, fruit-bearing tree. If you haven’t heard of a Meyer lemon before, you’re missing out on this farmers market favorite
The bee balm plant is a North American native perennial herb. Bee balm is very attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Incredibly beautiful, medicinal, and edible, it’s no wonder the birds and the bees love it!
Is there anything more magical than espying a hummingbird, seemingly suspended in midair, dip its long beak into a flower? Sometimes you’ll hear these tiny birds before you see them, their wings making a distinctive whirring sound.
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.
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.
Unexpected frost and freezes can devastate landscapes and gardens. They can leave a gardener wondering how to protect plants from freezing, and question what is the best way to cover and keep plants from frost and freeze warnings.