Fall is an excellent time to plant most trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Soil temperatures continue to be warm through the Autumn months while the air temperatures drop. These conditions are perfect for planting. The warm soils encourage root development and growth while the lower day and night air temperature put less stress on anything newly planted.
In his program Steven Kristoph will emphasize proper planting techniques for both container grown and balled & burlap plants as well as highlight many landscape plants that add to the garden’s fall interest.
Plants will be available for purchase following the program.Steven Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University. He has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 40 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. Steven is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others.
The Option Green lecture series is co-sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.