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 for life: the season to prepare your garden for summer is now

Clean, water, trim, seed, and enjoy! Tidy up your garden beds now for a beautiful summer, writes Jose German in the latest 'Gardening for Life.'

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.

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.

Gardening for life: Your gardening and planting spring to-do list

Spring is here, but the last frost date is on May 5. In the meantime, here's your gardening to-do list, writes Jose German in "Gardening for Life."
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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: Homegrown vegetables spread love and health

Growing your own vegetables can improve your health, writes Jose German in the latest "Gardening for Life." Here are some tips.

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...

Gardening for Life: Winter is a season to plan

Jose German is a New Jersey environmental activist, Essex County certified master gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition (, a nonprofit environmental organization.By JOSE GERMAN For Montclair Local“There...

Gardening for Life: Getting ready for fall and winter

The summer is over and the start of fall is bringing cooler weather. Jose German offers a list of steps to help your garden hibernate.