Hunterdon County | Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County

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Whether in an urban, suburban or rural landscape, tending to the home or garden comes with a number of challenges involving insects,  weeds, trees, shrubs, turf, and critters.  New Jersey residents spend significant time and money coping with theses challenges—but not alone, thanks to the vast array of services offered by the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES).  Cooperative Extension, a unit of the experiment station, serves homeowners through fact sheets, Rutgers Master Gardener helplines, workshops, and services that test soil and diagnose plant disease.  While extension personnel and Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers are on the front lines providing information to residents, Rutgers researchers are working behind the scenes developing plant and turf varieties that are more resistant, drought tolerant, or environmentally friendly by requiring less input.

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Rutgers Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County, Sensory Garden Receives First Place Award

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milkweedMilkweed, Asclepias syriaca

monarch on milkweedMilkweed is a native to Hunterdon County and there are over 100 varieties throughout the United States, except in Hawaii and Alaska. While it's not showy, it is tall, unique looking and the flowers are striking and come in shades of white, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and red.  Ours is a pretty pink. Blooming until June through August, milkweed is a hardy perennial that will provide interest in your garden spring, summer, and autumn.  -By Victoria Dole

Reference: monarchjointventure.org, MilkweedFactSheetFINAL.pdf
https://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Milkweeds_XerSoc_june2014.pdf
http://atlanticeyeinstitute.com/205/milkweed-poisoning-corneal-endothelial-toxicity

Contact

     Rebecca Magron,
     Horticultural Consultant and Research Associate
     Phone: 908-788-1339
     Email:  magron@njaes.rutgers.edu

Mailing Address: 

  PO Box 2900
  Flemington, NJ 08822

Physical Address:

  314 Route 12 County Complex
  Building #2
  Flemington, NJ 08822-2900

 

 

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