Finished Effects

The long, hot, humid New Jersey summers suit tropicals down to the ground, and these plants grow astonishingly fast, quickly transforming a suburban garden into a lush oasis. Hanging Around: More greenhouse specimens—staghorn ferns and spider plants—are co-opted into the summer display, hanging on walls and from corners (far right, top and center). Foliage Power: Borders cleared of tulip foliage in May and freshly planted with coleus look like this in September —still going strong after most summer perennials have faded (far right, below). ■ Sources: Richard Hartlage, 253-2840254; Morris County Farms, 973-366-4448;Atlock Farm, 732-356-3373.

Tropical Plant For New Jersey

MAY 2006

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal—e dward o.wilson

Richard Hartlage Landscape

I thought I would be Sheena of the Jungle as a little girl—pa m g r i e r


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