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 SEPTEMBER:  September marks the start of getting the garden – and the gardener – ready for a long winters rest.   To this end, consider how best to overwinter and to make room for your favorite non-hardy plants indoors, as well as considerations for your outdoor hardy plants.  Fortunately, we still have several months remaining for plants to grow!  Continue to take good notes and pictures on how you weaved in your perennials and annuals this year, since after the first frost these pictures will be all that remains of this year’s favorite combinations!