Make a lasting beautiful statement at daffodil planting

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:48

    Ringwood — NJBG welcomes the public to help create a beautiful spring bulb display at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. NJBG volunteers will work with the Garden’s expert staff on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, to add hundreds of daffodils (narcissus) to the Garden’s lush spring bulb displays. Kids are welcome, so bring the whole family and help NJBG make something beautiful for all Garden visitors to enjoy. It’s also a great place to get answers to your questions about spring bulbs in your own garden. This mass bulb planting will enhance the lovely daffodils that bloom in late April throughout the Botanical Garden, always an early and welcome sign of spring. These deer-resistant beauties return year after year in vibrant waves of yellow, orange, salmon and white, and make a fine addition to any garden. Bring gloves and a trowel if you have them, and wear sturdy shoes. No experience is necessary, and children are welcome. Meet on the Great Lawn behind the Carriage House. In case of rain, the planting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. NJBG holds hands-on workshops throughout the growing season, working with many different plants under expert guidance. Be sure to check next year’s calendar for workshops and walks featuring lilacs, hosta, perennials, wildflowers, and much more. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year. Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is also free in fall, winter and spring. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, call 973-962-9534 or visit