We designed and maintain this garden in Summit
The ‘Elizabeth’ Magnolia blooms a bit later than other Magnolias so is less susceptible to April frosts. Elizabeth reigns most beautifully with a bed of tulips or Grape hyacinths, or a pond full of goldfish at her feet!
You can have this next spring if you plan for it this fall!
Marc will come to your property and give you horticultural advice such as Plant ID, pest diagnosis for trees, shrubs and lawns, and he can show you how to prune your shrubs. He will tell you what needs to be done, and how to do it.
President of Sterling Horticultural Services for 25 years, with 40 years in the horticulture field, Marc holds a degree in Botany from Drew University, teaches at County College of Morris and lectures to adult education programs and garden clubs throughout northern NJ.
This is a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or anyone with a new home.
Call today for a spring appointment! 973-252-0600
These plants add color to the stark winter landscape
Structure in the winter garden
Your garden can continue to give you visual pleasure during the winter if you plan your beds to include all-season structure. This can include garden ornamentation, such as a bird house, bird bath, sculpture, trellis or armillary as well as the structure of live plants. Plants that will provide interest in winter can be either evergreen or deciduous. Even bare branches of shrubs or small trees can be interesting when covered with snow, and some have berries, or colored stems.
Birds also contribute to a lovely winter view and are attracted to gardens with shrubs that provide shelter in bad weather. Seed heads from perennials, and ornamental grasses also create interest and add some color to the winter landscape.