Container Gardening in Bergen County

Decorate the outdoor areas you use the most in the warmer months so they feel like extensions of your home. There’s no better way to do this than with colorful, beautiful annuals. A few containers full of blooms is all it takes to transform the look and feel of any outdoor living space, setting the mood for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors. Whether it’s a patio, porch, balcony, poolside, or fire-pit seating area, single plants and collections make your outdoor spaces feel like home.

If you’re not convinced about growing in pots and containers, here’s a list of reasons why you should get started right now no matter where you live:

  • Versatile: Container gardens allow you to grow on a balcony, patio, courtyard, indoors on windowsills or rooms with adequate light, and within outdoor living areas. Being easily mobile you can create stunning atmospheres and ambiance within any garden setting.
  • More variety: You can grow plants that may not be suitable to grow in your garden soil and grow plants next to each other even though they may have different soil needs. Container gardening is relatively easy once you maintain and adhere to a care and/or watering schedule and they just continue to bloom all season long.

Terra cotta pots, ceramic urns, baskets, and patio planters all make great containers for small-scale gardening, but I prefer looking at what I already have on hand and upcycling where necessary. Anything that holds water and allows drainage is a potential container garden. This is an area where you can really let your imagination run wild! I’ve seen people use just about anything for a container – old boots and high-topped tennis shoes, metal washtubs and claw-foot bathtubs, an old bird feeder with its top removed, teacups, a tree stump, a wooden bucket, an old armchair, and old tires turned inside out so that they resembled something far more expensive.

Seasonal Color Container Gardening - Goffle Brook Farms

Container Gardening at Goffle Brook Farms

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

~Margaret Atwood

“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.

Kate Morton, unknown

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank, American Botanist

Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.

Peter Zumthor, Swiss Architect

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.

H. Fred Dale, Columnist / Garden Author

Whimsical Annual Planting in Container - Goffle Brook Farms

Spring Annuals in Baskets - Goffle Brook Farms

Gardening with Annuals - Goffle Brook Farms

Container Gardening with Annuals - Goffle Brook Farms

Vegetable Gardening in Containers - Goffle Brook Farms

Seasonal Color Container Gardening

Gardening in Containers - Goffle Brook Farms

Hanging Baskets - Goffle Brook Farms

Urns and Containers in the Garden - Goffle Brook Farms

Hanging Baskets - Goffle Brook Farms

Foliage and Canna - Goffle Brook Farms

Cacti and Succulents - Goffle Brook Farms

Succulents in Containers - Goffle Brook Farms

Growing Basil in Containers - Goffle Brook Farms

Container Planting of Annuals - Goffle Brook Farms

Annuals in Barrel - Goffle Brook Farms

Container Gardening Tips and Care

Containers in the Garden - Goffle Brook Farms

Why Shop at Goffle Brook Farms

      • Courteous, knowledgable and professional staff
      • Locally Grown Fresh Seasonal Produce
      • Quality Perennials – Annuals – Herbs and Garden Plants
      • Full-scale Garden Center on Premises
      • Conveniently located in Ridgewood, New Jersey
      • Open 7 days a week from March 15th through Christmas Eve
      • Family owned and operated since May 1st, 1968
      • Serving Bergen County for almost FIFTY years

What Our Customer’s Say

Really cute garden center. My boyfriend and I stopped by to get some pumpkins. They had a great variety of both small and large pumpkins. They also have a small petting zoo with goats, sheep, and a pig. They have a small variety of  produce for purchase inside. We wound up sampling cider they were selling and bought that as well as it was delicious. We may go back to get more. Employees were very helpful and friendly.

Highly recommend this garden center.

Jessica, Gardener

This is such a great place. Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center has friendly and helpful staff that seem to really appreciate your business.  They have a great selection of plants, flowers, gardening supplies, great FRESH local produce and I am sure tons of stuff I have yet to discover.  The staff is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to walk me through any garden problem or question I have.
I’ve been going to Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center regularly for the past year since my family moved to the area and every time I go I leave happy.  What more can you ask for?

They will have my loyal business.  I think they deserve your business too.

Joe N., Landscaper

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