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 51 years now and we’ve come to know what they love about the Fall Season.
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.
Mid to Late August is a collage of colors at the garden center / farmer’s market. The perennials are bursting with a mesmerizing display of hues and colors, accented with the seasonal color of annuals in their most productive stage of flowering before cooler weather sets in next month.
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”.