Celebrate Easter – a season of rebirth!

Shopping for Easter Flowers at Goffle Brook Farms

Shopping for Easter Flowers in Ridgewood NJ

Hyacinths – Tulips – Lilies
Daffodils – Easter Decor – Seasonal Color

In our spirit; both Spring and Easter are looked upon as seasons of rebirth: the first, a birth into the earth world of the beautiful bounty of mother nature’s harvest; the second, a rebirth into the spirit world. Shop early at Goffle Brook Farms before 10 a.m. any day before Wednesday the 28th and save 15% on your easter flowers, decor and seasonal color.

And Mother Nature picks up the torch on that one, with her dazzling display of spring color and from with her floral display. There’s just something about a floral display–no matter how simple and natural, that instills a welcoming and pleasant thought. 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 memorial pieces and baskets that serve as an easy decorating piece.

Easter Flowers at Goffle Brook FarmsJust as every single flower varies slightly, every Easter tradition has differences between families, friends and neighbors. The Christian tradition holds Easter as one of their most sacred holidays because of the love reflected in the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus. The themes of love, renewal, devotion and hope permeate all of our Easter celebrations, regardless of tradition. This season, whether you are spending Easter in a worship setting or celebrating by hosting an egg hunt for the neighborhood kids, flowers are an awesome way to bring festivity and freshness to your life and activities.

The daffodil has long been regarded as one of the most popular Easter flowers. When it comes to decorating homes, churches, and giving gifts, this sunny and cheerful spring flower is one of the most treasured of the season. Daffodils are given to those you love, and those you have high esteem for. When heading to an Easter dinner or visiting with friends and family, don’t forget a bunch of daffodils to liven up the room.

Children love to hunt and gather eggs that they find and place into baskets, so we suggest that to celebrate spring, why not gather flowers into a pail.  The lovely pastels of Easter flowers can be tastefully and carefully arranged into this springtime themed pail that is a celebration of the Easter season. We also have pansies both potted and in flats plus wonderful seasonal color containers for the porch, patio or gift giving.

Easter Flowers at Goffle Brook Farms

Easter Flowers at Goffle Brook Farms

Easter Flowers at Goffle Brook Farms

For many, the beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life—the spiritual essence of Easter.. This white flower is a symbol of purity, and it’s care is rather easy (below). In spring, Easter lilies fill our homes with bright blooms and fragrant aromas. While the flowers seem to quickly come and go, there are some guidelines that may extend the life of your lily, as well as a few easy steps to follow if you choose to plant it outdoors.

EEaster Lilies and Flowers at Goffle Brook Farmsaster Lily Care:

Leave the plant indoors until the last frost, usually sometime after April in the Mid-Atlantic region. Keep your lily plant(s) in a sunny location, but away from direct sunlight, heat or heavy draughts. Easter lilies prefer cooler temperatures, usually around 60-65º during the day and 55-60º during the night. Be sure to water your plant if the surface of the soil feels dry; however, beware of drowning your lily.

Remove the decorative foil and allow the excess water to drain through the soil into a saucer. Empty the saucer regularly to avoid having the lily sit in water. Keep in mind that the Easter lily is highly toxic to cats, so chose a location that will keep your pets out of trouble!

Of course when one thinks of Easter flowers, tulips, daffodils and hyacinth come to mind.

Springtime Daffodils

There may be no better harbinger of spring than the sight of energetic, new daffodil leaves pushing their way up out of the warming soil, followed closely by young, green hyacinth sprouts. As a symbol of friendship and hope, they’re also one of the first flowers to appear in the spring monEaster Daffodils in Container at Goffle Brook Farmsths.

The cheery sunshine-yellow color of daffodils is practically irresistible. In some parts of the country, daffodils are known colloquially as “Easter flowers”, given that they usually appear during that time each year. There are even ‘double’ types of daffodils that have ruffled centers in place of the usual corona.

Daffodils (Narcissus) may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs. The classic yellow daffodil, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming spring for generations. Though yellow is by far the most common color for daffodils, the flowers also come in white, cream, orange and even pink. There are many different flower styles, including trumpets, doubles, split-cups, short cups and miniatures. Planting an assortment of different types of daffodils will give you more than a month of carefree color every spring.

Hyacinths

For spring fragrance, you can hardly beat the popular hyacinths. One of the loveliest scents of spring has to be hyacinths in blooms. Even at a distance, you’ll notice their intense fragrance and neon bright colors.  Besides the familiar purple, pink, and white, hyacinths have been developed to include peach, burgundy, powder blue, and lilac varieties. Once the bloom has withered, cut it off and place the remaining plant in a brightly lit window, water and fertilize like a regular houseplant.

Sweet Scented Hyacinths at Goffle Brook Farms

Once the ground has thawed and air temperatures are above freezing at night you can plant the bulb in your garden. The leaves on the bulb need to absorb sunlight to produce food to store in the bulb for energy to grow next spring. Having said that, it can take 1-2 years for a hyacinth that has been forced indoors to establish and bloom in the outdoor garden.

Large blocks of hyacinth will give you the strongest scent, and one that reaches the farthest. Hyacinth blooms can look a little unnatural when there are only one or two of them, but they mix well with any of the spring blooming bulbs, since they come in so many colors and sizes.

Grape hyacinth likes full sun and well drained soil. The top of the bulb should be planted about 2 inches below the soil surface. Pastel hyacinth mixtures remain among the most popular of sellers. This special blend is made up of sweet, soft, pastel Easter colors, hence the name of the mixture. May consist of as many as six varieties. Hyacinths like fast-draining rich soil. Best planted in groups and clusters for maximum impact.

Tulips

Finally, tulips … among the most beloved of all flowers. This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery daffodil. We look forward to seeing those blue-green leaves start to emerge as the Earth awakens from its winter sleep. Their range of colors, shapes, and sizes is one of the most diverse of all flowering plants. Pinks, yellows, reds and whites abound, including striped and bi-color varieties. Tulips at Goffle Brook Farms of RIdgewood NJTulips also come in orange, coral, apricot and lavender shades.

Tulips are the most colorful of all spring flowers. They bloom in as many brilliant colors as a gardener could desire. They are also one of the easiest flowers to grow. Just plant the bulbs in the fall for flowers the following spring. Tulips come in enough colors, shapes, sizes and bloom times to inspire every gardener’s creativity. They can be grown in flowerbeds and borders, in containers and in cutting gardens. Whether you plant them in groups of 10 or 10,000, tulips always put on an impressive show.

Once the blooms fade, don’t toss the bulbs out with the pot. Instead, transplant them into your garden.  Your tulips should be planted as soon as the soil is workable. Get them accustomed to the cooler weather by easing them outdoors. Plant your tulips in a well-drained site with good light — remembering that they will be doing most of their growing before the trees leaf out, so a shady summer spot may get enough light for spring bulbs. Although you may have to wait an extra year for the bulbs to bloom, you will at least get to enjoy them in your garden from that year forward.

Easter Decor and Gifts

Easter Flowers and Decor at Goffle Brook Farms in Ridgewood NJ

Need an Easter gift for a family gathering or just want to spruce up your porch, patio or home. Shop our large selection of crafted floral decor. From seasonal color containers of pansies to whimsical baskets with flowers and eggs easter decor to potted tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and lilies for both in your home and as memorial pieces.

The weather might be telling you otherwise, but Easter is just around the corner! Bring spring into the home with fresh tulips, daffodils, hydrangeas, pansies and other spring flowers. Banish the winter blues and brighten up the home, indoors and out with a garden fresh palette of colorful and vibrant spring easter flowers.

Whether you choose soft pastels or cheerful brights, we have holiday decor for every taste. If it’s celebrating with family, friends or just enjoying it solo, we have Easter indoor and outdoor inspired decor to make your home and garden feel festive this spring. Hurry over and stock up on all our goodies!

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Goffle Brook Farms – Garden Center/Farmer’s Market

425 Goffle Road Ridgewood,NJ 0745
(201) 652-7540
By |2018-03-23T14:57:09+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Container Gardening, Perennials, Plant Care, Seasonal Color, The Farmers Market|Comments Off on Celebrate Easter

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After 49 years of serving Bergen County, Goffle Brook Farm is successfully managed by founders Richard and Dancy’s daughter, Donna Dorsey, along with their son-in-law Kurt Dorsey. The family traditions remain alive and well. Kurt and Donna have two boys, Clinton and Kyle and there’s reason to believe there might be a third generation running Goffle Brook Farm someday.
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