Cape May Garden Journal

Seasonal garden updates.

Monarch Butterflies 2017 – What a Year!

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Cape May - The monarch migration through our Cape May backyard usually hits a peak in late September.  Not this … [Read more...]

Cape May Garden Journal July 2017

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Cape May, NJ - I wander through the backyard, bursting with flowers and wonder: is this really our garden? Where … [Read more...]

Cape May Garden Journal: Spring Gardeners 2017

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Cape May, NJ - Spring gardeners tend to be visionaries. Show us an unremarkable plot of dirt with some dead … [Read more...]

Red-shouldered Hawk Returns to Our Garden 2017

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Cape May, NJ - Our Red-shouldered Hawk is back! For about four years, an adult Red-shouldered Hawk has appeared … [Read more...]

Cape May Monarchs 2016

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Cape May, NJ - Nothing makes a gardener happier, as the flowers start to shrivel in October, than seeing a … [Read more...]

Cape May Garden Survivors 2016

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Cape May, NJ -   There's no doubt about it: Sedum - that favorite nectar source of so many butterflies -  is … [Read more...]

4th of July Garden Journal 2016

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Cape May, NJ - Every garden has its moments and, this year, the 4th of July is one of ours. The confluence of … [Read more...]

Secret Gardens: Cape May’s Backyards June 2016

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Cape May, NJ -   Stroll along some of Cape May's picture perfect streets and, after a while, the hydrangeas on … [Read more...]

Late Fall Garden 2015 – The Last Bloomers

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Cape May, NJ - All year long, a patch of scraggly green shoots seem to beg for some serious weeding. Why hasn't … [Read more...]

National Plant a Flower Day – Got Milkweed?

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CAPE MAY, NJ - It's National Plant a Flower Day and I have a suggestion: plant milkweed. Whoever cooked up the … [Read more...]