The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County are a group of volunteers who provide horticultural information and programs to the community.  Trained by faculty and staff of NJAES, Rutgers University, and by horticultural experts, the Master Gardeners are knowledgeable about a wide range of gardening subjects. 



RUTGERS GARDENS GARDENING NOTES FOR MAY:  April was a damp and below seasonally cool month.  May looks to start on the warm side and then settle down to seasonal temperatures, at least at the start!  Although a bit chilly for those looking forward to those 90 degree summer days, the cool weather will allow spring blooms to last and to be enjoyed to their fullest!  May is always a hectic month, so take the time to make notes in your journal and take long evening strolls to smell and enjoy the fruits of your efforts.