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Cherry Blossom Season is here!

  If you haven’t been to Branch Brook Park to see the cherry blossoms you need to go!  The blooms are in high peak right now and with the mild weather we’ve had in Northern Jersey, they are lasting a lot longer than usual. Branch Brook is located at the tip of Belleville and goes into Newark. It has the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the US with over…

Rose Dome Arrangement

I love having fresh flowers in the house.  I usually go for tall bouquets with mixed flowers that I have in the center of the dinner table.  But when I say these roses at Trader Joe’s(!)  I couldn’t pass them up.  At first I planned to leave the stems long and put the purples in the bedroom and the “raw sugar” in the bathroom but when I held them together…

Do you know which spring flowers are toxic to pets?

It’s just about gardening season in the Garden State.  My pup loves to hang out in the year while I’m working in the garden.  As much as we try to stop her, she loves to dig and often eats what she finds.  Most twigs and leaves she finds are ok, but did you know many common spring flowers can be toxic to dogs and other pets? Tulips – one of…