iris

History and heritage: spring flowers at iris gardens are a tradition

History and heritage: An archival picture by Mitchell Kelly shows three people enjoying the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens circa 1945.
plants

Gardening for Life: special care for summer plants

In his latest "Gardening for Life," Jose German shares tips to keep summer plants happy and healthy. Mulch, water and feed, he says!

Gardening workshops in Montclair announced for 2019

The Montclair Department of Health and Human Services, HOMECorp, and Montclair Community Farms are offering ways to community garden and public workshops in Montclair.All public workshops sponsored by the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network...
monarch butterflies

Culture in Brief: Gardening at Essex County Environmental Center

Children and adults are invited to participate in nature and conservation activities during March at the Essex County Environmental Center. There are three sections of “Little Explorers Spring Nature Program,”  a child-caregiver class uses...

Gardening for Life: peas and lettuce are great to plant now

What to plant in April: Jose German has suggestions

Gardening for Life: Tips for a beautiful summer garden

By JOSE GERMAN For Montclair LocalJose German is a New Jersey environmental activist, Essex County certified master gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition (neearth.org), a nonprofit environmental organization....
trees

Culture in brief: free trees from township on Arbor Day

In honor of Arbor Day, on Friday, April 26 (2-5 p.m.) and Saturday, April 27 (10-1 p.m.), Montclairites can receive free native-to-New-Jersey trees.
bats

Culture in brief: bats and more at Van Vleck

Van Vleck House & Gardens offers “Summer Fun in the Garden” on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2:30-4 p.m. The program, geared toward kids and family, will include a mini lesson or discussion in the Van...
Presby

Everything is coming up irises at Presby

By Erin Rollroll@montclairlocal.news The Presby Iris Gardens or Montclair’s “Rainbow on the Hill” is expected to give way to some spectacular blooms over the next few weeks. The long-cold winter may have been hard on...

Gardening for Life: Winter is the time to plan your spring garden

By Jose German For Montclair LocalJose German is a New Jersey environmental activist, Essex County Certified Master Gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition, an nonprofit environmental organization. Winter is...