You’ve more than likely heard of book swaps and cookie swaps, but have you ever heard of plant swaps? Plant swaps are just what the name implies—they're get togethers in which the participants trade cuttings, seedlings, house plants, and plant knowledge. How great is that?
It’s been said of Calgo Gardens that “everywhere you look, you smile,” and our owners, Penny and Mark Estomin, have worked hard to ensure that. Inspired by their love and respect of nature, a passion for garden living, and a love of art, Calgo’s visually delightful grounds, accented with artisan-made whimsical and functional art, has made it a destination for many.
Calgo's landscaping team works hard to keep their clients’ container gardens vibrant and overflowing with beautiful blooms all summer long. We asked them to share some snaps of their colorful creations and to also share some tips on how to ensure the container gardens put on a show stopping display all season long.
Summer is made for entertaining—and it should be easy. The fresh flavors of local produce are ripe for the picking and don’t need much enhancement, making meal prep simple. Bring everything outdoors for a magical setting in the cool New Jersey nights lit up by dancing fireflies.
What's a pollinator?
A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower. In other words, a pollinator is an animal (usually an insect or bird) that has the very important job of inducing plants to make seeds or fruit.
If you're looking to extend your living and entertaining space (and who doesn’t want that?), then creating an outdoor kitchen may be the perfect solution for you. Building an outdoor kitchen will add to the value, functionality, and aesthetics of your home...and below are a few valuable tips to consider when you're ready to build yours!
Why should you start your plants from seed? Starting your plants from seed will give you a jump start on your garden which means earlier harvesting. This also means that you will be harvesting healthier, better tasting vegetables, and enjoying your flowers for a longer season!
There are so many reasons to travel—the benefits and rewards are endless. Traveling broadens your horizons and introduces you to new cultures, people, places, and things. In a recent post for the website Dumb Little Man–Tips for Life, writer Calida Jenkins notes that travel helps you develop new neural connections that trigger original and creative thoughts, which is a result of being out of one's comfort zone and breaking one's daily routine.