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Post Event Plant Sales for Master Gardeners

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Committees & Projects, SpringFair, The Gardens

Post Event Plant Sales:

We have a small amount of flowering annual plants leftover that we cannot return to the nursery. They are in our greenhouse and we will be open this Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am. Please be sure not to take the plants for the Sharing Garden, Annex, Cutting Garden or Herb Garden – they are clearly marked.

Annual flowers in the greenhouse are 30% off -$2.00 for a 4 pack or 6 pack, Hanging baskets are $5.00 each

Annual vines and Tomatoes or Peppers in peat pots are $1.50 each. There are 2 nursery shrubs (kerria japonica) and 2 native virginia creeper vines at $5.00 each. Nursery perennials we cannot return are also in the greenhouse, they are $3.00 each.

Our MG donated perennials are on the back tables in our outdoor potting area, and they are $1.00 each (to cover the cost of soil)

Sales are on the honor system, and the money can either be sent to the Treasurer, Teresa Gibbons, or can be given to Joanne and I will get it to Terry.
Thanks for all your hard work, Joanne

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Important Information for Sunday- Spring Fair

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Committees & Projects, SpringFair, The Gardens

Spring Garden Fair Day is here !
Weather Forecast for Sunday – Partly Cloudy – 67 degrees at 8am, 79 degrees at 4pm, mostly cloudy in the afternoon, possible showers

We will be open before 7am on Sunday – Both entrances to the Garden will be open. The County will be setting up all the pop-up canopies first thing in the morning. Check in with Master Gardeners Joanne Krueger, Jane Manniello, or Susan Thomson before the Information Table opens at 10am for your volunteer assignment and to sign in.
Restrooms are located in the Old Museum building.
Please do not bring pocketbooks or valuable items with you.
Remember to wear your Master Gardener nametag, hat, t-shirt, or apron.
Green aprons are available at the main Information Table for Master Gardeners that don’t have MG shirts. (Information Table opens after 10am at the big gate)
Bring your own lunch for the afternoon.

We are making this change so there is food available for the Master Gardeners that arrive at 7am (or earlier) to start working. We are ending the food at 11am so the cashiers and plant sale committee can attend their orientation / check in meetings that start at 11am, and everyone else can get ready for the Fair opening.
The menu will offer mini bagels or breakfast rolls with cream cheese or butter, yogurts, fruit salad, protein bars, etc. Salads will be served in cups so people can “grab and go” and we don’t have a “people jam” in the building.
We will have coffee, tea, bottled water and juice available all day, with a healthy snack available in the afternoon, and whatever food is leftover from the morning.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH as we will only have breakfast foods available in the morning.

Parking for the public will be down at the Garden in the grassy field, & the main parking lot.
Parking for Master Gardeners will be at the Loop Picnic Area. Please drop off your supplies in the morning and park up at the Loop.
There are only 2 handicapped parking spots by the Garden, so any Master Gardeners needing assistance, we will move your car to a spot further away for you.
DIRECTIONS TO LOOP PICNIC AREA/PLAYGROUND – Turn left out of Trailside parking lot onto New Providence Road. Follow this road to a wooded traffic circle and take the third right onto W.R. Tracy Dr. (toward Surprise Lake). Bear left around loop for picnic and playground areas. It is a short 5-minute walk from the Loop area to the Demo Garden.
Be sure to park in a paved designated parking spot to avoid getting a pakring ticket at the loop. Park by the large restroom building.
We will also have the 4-H Van running as a shuttle from the Loop parking lot to the Garden in the morning before the Fair opens.

Please note – There will be a Scout group camping overnight Saturday into Sunday, and they will also be parking down by the garden. They should all depart by the time the Fair begins.

I know it will be another successful event thanks to everyone’s hard work! See you Sunday. Joanne 908-313-2734 – cell

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Demo Garden open this Sat and Member Pre-sale ordering information

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Committees & Projects, News and Events, SpringFair, The Gardens

The Demo Garden is open this Saturday, May 12 from 9am to 12pm to move the Spring Fair wood tables and donated perennial plants onto the tables. Please come out and help.

Member – Pre-Sale ordering Information

We will again make annuals available during the Master Gardener Pre Plant Sale, held Saturday afternoon May 19, from 1-3pm at the Demo Garden. However, we need your help to make it a success. The spring plant sale is profitable when we sell out so we must order carefully. If you are interested in purchasing annuals at the pre-sale please send an email of the type of plant and approximate number (entire flat, a six pack, 4 inch pot) that you plan to purchase. We have the typical assortment of annuals including begonia, ageratum, alyssum, petunia, marigolds, salvia, snapdragons and zinnia. We will be using your requests for rough ordering purposes only.  There will be no holds on the day of the sale. Please send your order requests to by Sunday, May 13.

Please note – due to the downy mildew problems expected again this year on Impatiens walleriana, we won’t be offering these plants for sale again this year. Popular replacements that are not affected are New Guinea impatiens, big leaf begonia and coleus. We will have a large selection of all these fine plants available to Master Gardeners and the public.

And please start saving boxes for the Fair and bring them to the Demo Garden the weekend of the Fair. Thanks, Joanne Krueger

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Demo Garden open for plant donations this weekend

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Committees & Projects, SpringFair, The Gardens

The Demo Garden will be open this weekend (May 5 and 6) from 9:00am until 12:00pm for plant sale donations. We can use help pulling up the perennial pots we wintered over last fall, cleaning them up and pricing them for the plant sale. We will also be potting up, labeling and pricing any donated plants that come in this weekend. Anyone coming with plants to be potted up, please arrive by 11:00am so we may finish at 12pm.

The Garden will also be open these days (besides our usual Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Saturday, May 12 – 8:30am – 12:00pm – setting up the wood tables and moving all the perennials

Friday, May 18 – 9:00am until approx. 3:00pm – setting up

Saturday May 19 – 8:30am – 5:00pm – setting up, nursery deliveries, member pre-sale

Sunday, May 20 – Spring Garden Fair Day – open by 7:00am!

We had a wonderful turnout last weekend, and potted, inventoried and priced over 400 plants. With everyone’s help, we can easily accomplish a tremendous amount of work in a few hours. Any questions contact Joanne Krueger at 908-313-2734 or

Thank you for your help with our Spring Garden Fair and keeping our garden beautiful – Joanne

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