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.
A beautiful, tropical plant that makes a huge impact, Brugmansia originated in the Andes Mountains of South America. Find out how its gorgeous, dangling “Angel’s Trumpet” flowers can be the center of attention and “wow” visitors in your garden!
The long, humid days of August are the epitome of summer. Get outside in the cooler evenings and mornings for some necessary, late-summer upkeep to your garden plants—and begin to think about some preparation for fall!
The hazy, lazy days of summer have arrived—the sun is high, and the heat and humidity have returned. Wear a big hat, apply sunscreen, and drink plenty of water while you tend to these gardening duties for July!
Some plants are a mere “flash in the pan,” appearing at nurseries for a season only to vanish from shelfs and catalogues, never to be seen again. Other plants are perennial favorites, relished not only by us and our parents, but also by our grandparents and their parents before them!
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At our Rutgers Gardens tent we will have Air plant wreaths ($6) made by the Gardens' staff. We will also have Cyclamen's ($10), spring-blooming bulbs, and fresh cut bundles of Holly and assorted greens for your holiday decor! Cook's Market is holding its last Fall Farm Market tomorrow from 11am-5pm on Ryders Lane! ... See MoreSee Less
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Aster tataricus are rhizomatous in nature and can spread to cover a fairly substantial area of the garden, providing a rather pleasing yet coarse groundcover. This plant requires more acidic soils and does not perform well in soils with a high pH. The plants are best grown in full sun in moist to average garden soil. ... See MoreSee Less
Said the horticulturist to the little lad, Do you see what I see... Tillandsia wreaths!
Rutgers Gardens will be selling these awesome five inch Tillandsia (air plant) wreaths at Cook's Market this Friday for only $6! Great for your home, office, hostess gift for Thanksgiving, just about anything you can think of.
In addition, we will be selling our popular fresh cut bundles of Holly and assorted greens for your outdoor display. $12 ... See MoreSee Less
Creature of the week: Oncopeltus fasciatus, or Large Milkweed Bug can be found in Rutgers Gardens. More specifically, Oncopeltus fasciatus is only found where Milkweed grows. They lay their eggs in Milkweed seed pods and are initially yellow before turning orange/red right before hatching. The Large Milkweed Bug will grow anywhere from 10-18mm in length and sport aposematic warning to predators. Oncopeltus fasciatus are considered to be true bugs. ... See MoreSee Less