In Bloom

All those April showers brought May flowers, so there’s no better time to tend to your garden! Start beautifying your space by picking up mulch, topsoil, potted plants, saplings and more at your local Monmouth County nursery:
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Barlow’s Flower Farm

From roses and marigolds to pansies and petunias, Barlow’s has every flowering plant you’ll need for your garden. The flower farm even sells indoor house plants and offers advice for gardeners of all skill levels online.
1014 Sea Girt Ave., Sea Girt, 732.449.9189, BARLOWFLOWERFARM.COM

Colonial Nursery

Besides offering gardening essentials, the nursery has a frequently updated website and features a “Plant of the Week,” where visitors can learn more about a certain plant. Locals can also take a class with Colonial and learn everything from “Indoor Gardening 101” to “Terrarium Making.”
1124 W. Front St., Lincroft, 732.530.3838, COLONIALNURSERYNJ.COM

Conrad Smith Nursery

For projects big and small, Conrad Smith has everything the home gardener might need. The nursery sells pavers and wall blocks, trees, mulch and more—you’ll even find bird feed and pond supplies.
560 Tinton Ave., Tinton Falls, 732.542.1420, CONRADSMITHNURSERY.COM

Holmdel Nurseries

The Friedauer family has been growing quality shade trees in New Jersey since 1930, and moved to the Holmdel area in 1959. Three generations later, the nursery is still supplying Monmouth with shade trees, nursery stock, mulch, stone and other landscaping necessities.
110 Main St., Holmdel, 732.946.4271, HOLMDELNURSERIES.COM

Maple Leaf Farms

Stop by the farm’s Manalapan or Holmdel locations and peruse rows of trees, annuals, perennials and tropical plants. If you need even more reasons to visit, the farm has an indooroutdoor home décor store and sweet shop serving ice cream, fudge, apple-cider donuts and more.
525 Rte. 9 South, Manalapan, 732.851.4400; 161 Rte. 34, Holmdel, 732.946.3802, MAPLELEAFFARMSNJ.COM

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