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February is the month to finalize design considerations for the year and finish ordering seeds. Enjoy the garden’s late-winter beauty and give thought to changes. Here is a list of all of the things you will want to tackle this month—from pruning, to seeding, to edging—to insure a repeat of your past successes!
Italian Arum plays an important role of providing winter foliage interest. Its unusual flowers have a unique method of attracting a specific type of pollinator. And after the flowers fade and the foliage withers away, clusters of bright red fruits bring another layer of interest to the garden well into August.
Chilly temperatures are in the air, and it’s time to properly prepare the garden for winter, as autumn truly bids farewell and sub-freezing temperatures are just around the corner. Here are some things to keep in mind for your December garden.
Dr. Dennis Werner, of NCSU, was the 2019 Hamilton Award recipient. He accepted the award at the Gardens Party, our annual fundraiser to support the Rutgers Gardens Internship Programs.
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Check out what blooming in the Garden!
Take a break in our serene green space and walk around beautiful spots likes the bamboo forest or the Art Rudolph Sun and Shade Garden!
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This month’s plant highlight is the Fringe Tree, botanically named “Chionanthus virginicus”!
The Fringe Tree is a member of the Oleaceae or Olive Family. The genus includes nearly 150 species, almost all of which are evergreen and native to tropical regions of the world. “Chionanthus virginicus” is native from NJ south to Florida and West to Oklahoma and Texas. The genus name was originally penned by the Swedish Botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1753; inspired by the snowy white flowers, he crafted the genus from the Greek “Chion” for snow and “Anthos” for flower. Linnaeus also provided the species epithet and described the plant in 1753. The species name refers to the colony of Virginia, which in 1753 not only included the current state of Virginia, but also the region that now incorporates Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and portions of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania! ... See MoreSee Less