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.
Gardening Notes For April: After a cold, wet March, April is starting out warmer, but just as wet! The cold snap in March destroyed some flower buds on the early spring bloomers, but otherwise, the winter was not too harsh. Hopefully, March allowed more time for writing and reading our garden logs and completing indoor tasks such as seeding. As the sun and warmth of April returns, take a deep breath and prioritize what must be completed vs. what could be postponed for a day or two. Remember, gardening is our hobby and we do not need any more pressures or deadlines!