Surprise!!! We’ve started visiting local client’s orchard to check on the trees’ development and looking at all of their fruit trees over the past few weeks. Most trees have been in the very early stages of growth, just beyond dormancy. On March 17 while our arborist walked in to a local orchard, he was surprised […]

Rose Rosette, it sounds like it could be something interesting or pretty. Unfortunately, there is nothing pretty about Rose Rosette. It is a disease that attacks roses, causing distorted clusters of growth, eventually leading to near certain death. A viral disease of roses, Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) is spread by insect-like, microscopic eriophyid mites. Symptoms […]

Winter has finally loosened its grip on the New Jersey area as temperatures remained steady above freezing for the first time this year. This weekend promises for more of the same and folks will be spending lots of time outside surveying their properties and/or enjoying time in gardens and parks. Spring is the time of […]

March has many different weather personalities in the New Jersey Garden. From frigid cold to whipping winds, to driving rains, these months test the winter tolerance and hardiness of both plants and plantsmen alike. So, when the hale and hardy Hellebor…