Day: April 28, 2021

Anise hyssop

Native Spotlight: The sweet scent of anise hyssop

Anise hyssop Long-blooming, fragrant, and beneficial to bees and birds, anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is an awesome perennial for the garden. It has lovely lavender-colored flower spikes and begins blooming at the end of June, often continuing until the beginning of September. It grows in full sun and is adaptable to different soils, from average …

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Fawn in author's garden

Destruction, Dollars, Death and Disease: The Unsustainable NJ Deer Population-A Statewide Emergency (Part 3)

This is the third in a series of four articles on New Jersey’s overabundant deer population, focusing on health issues caused by deer. Part 1 focused on the deer population numbers and their impact on Laurelwood Arboretum. Click here for Part 1. Part 2 focused on the economic impact of deer across the state. Click …

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Parker's Pink Rhododendron

Peak Rhododendron Bloom Time at Laurelwood Arboretum

Ever wonder the best time to see the most rhododendrons in bloom in Laurelwood Arboretum? The answer is: Now. The rhododendron collection in Laurelwood Arboretum includes more than 400 named rhododendron hybrids and species which were planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s by John and Dorothy Knippenberg, the former owners of Laurelwood Gardens who donated …

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Deer Destruction

Destruction, Dollars, Death and Disease: The Unsustainable NJ Deer Population-A Statewide Emergency (Part 2)

Deer are beautiful, graceful animals and an important part of a healthy ecosystem when they occur in sustainable numbers. Unfortunately, New Jersey’s deer population is out of control and is impacting our pocketbooks in many ways.  This article examines some of the financial impacts of the failure to control the burgeoning deer population. Let’s begin …

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