Gardening Tips


This page is devoted to providing helpful ideas to support our gardening hobby/passion. Usually, new tips appear at the top of this page and one must scroll to view older ones. However, the Rutgers link will reside at the top with all other posts appearing below. This will allow for quicker access to this valuable resource.

As gardeners, we are all most likely playing a wait and see game surrounding our current plantings because of Hurricane Sandy. We listened to Anne Cinquina tell us how to neutralize the salt that may have calcified on roots—water, water, WATER! But, as careful and conscious as we may be, casualties from the brackish water that coated and floated in and around our flowers and bushes may await us.  When it comes to support for gardeners, the Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station offers a wealth of information AND a telephone helpline. Click on the link above for your close to home gardening help. Happy Gardening!


Fairy Gardens

Delight in the pictures of these adorable fairy gardens…might spark some interesting designs of your own!


posted on July 23, 2013

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New Plants from Cuttings

So, now you know…here are the tips for creating new plants from a stem, a root or a leaf cutting!


posted: July 23, 2013

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Speaking of Propagating…how about Lavender?

Check out the info on propagating lavender…


Posted on July 23, 2013

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Propagating Hydrangeas

Have hydrangeas in your garden? Want to add more? Use this step-by-step guide for propagating!


posted: July 23, 2013

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How to Divide Hostas!


Did you think…like some of us that Hurricane Sandy took your hostas? Well, aren’t we all pleasantly surprised as these too hardy to kill plants are poking through the soil! When it becomes necessary, perhaps these tips for dividing the shade lovers will come in handy.

 Welcome…back, Hostas!

posted: May 2, 2013

Via Zite


Six Sedums for Your Garden or Planter…

With the chilly weather we’ve been experiencing of late, it is hard to imagine or even remember when the sun was so hot we wished weSucculents had planted some drought-tolerant plants. Well, those energy and water draining days will surely arrive, so rather than wish we had planted seemingly non-thirsty plants…think about adding some of these to your garden now.

posted: May 2, 2013

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GREAT Info for Container Gardening!


Royal Horticultural Society

Check out these great tips for growing plants in containers from across the pond—the Royal Horticultural Society

posted: April 30, 2013

From the twitter feed (April 8): sweetjoanne2


Tips for Growing Clematisclematis

Looking for an easy chart to help with growing Clematis? Well, once again, the Empress of Dirt has an answer!

posted: April 30, 2013

From the twitter feed (April 4): sweetjoanne2


Forever Flowering Flower Beds!

Flower planting—Once and Done…well, not necessarily given the mess Hurricane Sandy left us. For many of us, it’s time to re-think our garden plantings. Optimistically, it could be just the antidote to dreary weather. To spark some inspiration, check out Funky Junk Donna’s post…Happy RE-gardening!

posted: April 29, 2013

From the twitter feed (April 1): sweetjoanne2


Butterfly Garden—More Than Just Nectar Plants

monarchbutterflyDon’t we all just love watching butterflies dancing in our gardens? This link provides great tips for ensuring butterflies will want to visit yours!

posted: February 14, 2013


Border Flowers for Springspringborders

Okay, it’s Valentine’s Day and spring is, well, on its way. Check out these 3 Spring borders with plans.

posted: February 14, 2013


Dealing with Invasive Plants

Below are some of the resources shared by Pat Sutton, Habitat Educator, at the February Garden Club meeting. Happy Gardening!


Invasive Plants: A Guide to Identification, Impacts, and Control of Common North American Species, by Sylvan Ramsey Kaufman and Wallace Kaufman, 2007.

Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, Brooklyn Botanic Garden All Region Guides, by C. Colston Burrell. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2006.

Online Article

Round Up Your Weeds without Nasty Chemicals



Helpful, Easy Tips for Your Garden!

At the January  Garden Club meeting, Master Gardener, Anne Cinquina, shared tips for ensuring good drainage when planting in pots, such as adding packing peanuts to the bottom of a pot and then layering dirt on top to ensure good drainage.peanuts

To find more tips for your garden, click this link: 25+ Clever Ideas Gardeners Won’t Want to Miss.



While the weather might look dreary, it’s never too early to think about roses! Take a moment to view the great tips for pruning your roses. Just click on the picture below. You just might end up with the best rose bushes in Ocean City! Click on the picture to learn more…

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