• Starburst from ice on pinxter
      Starburst from ice on a pinxter azaela branch
  • Red Maple tree top sparkles with ice in the sun
      Red maple tree top sparkles with ice in the sun
  • Bare trees
       Bare trees against a winter sky
  • Holly Berries
       The holly berries remained on the tree until early Feb. when a bunch of robins came and finished them all in a few days
  • Mountain Laurel
      Mountain Laurel - Kalmia latifolia - Leaves encased in ice
  • White Pine
      Signature of winter: snow
  • More snow
      More snow
  • Dogwood
      Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida - Glistening flower buds encased in ice
  • Dogwood
      Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida - Frozen drops of water
  • Virginia Anemone
      Virginia Anemone - Anemone virginiana - Snow resting atop of fruit head
  • Mountain Laurel
      Mountain Laurel - Kalmia latifolia - More ice
  • Aster
      Snow settled atop an aster fruit head
  • White Pine
      White Pine - Pinus strobus - Frozen water drops
  • Sweet Pepperbush
      Sweet Pepperbush - Clethra alnifolia - Snow ladened sweet pepperbush
  • White Pine
      White Pine - Pinus strobus - Beads of frozen water drops
  • Skunk Cabbage
      Skunk Cabbage - Symplocarpus foetidus - When you see skunk cabbage flowers, spring is coming soon
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  Save the Date: March 18 2017

Coming Soon: Native Plant Society's Annual Meeting at Medford Leas in Medford, NJ

For more information: Details 

  What's New in the Photo Galleries

We had lots of fun going on many hikes and taking lots of photos but I don't get around to putting them on the web. Here are two. Do you know them? They both bloom in the summer and we came across them in the pinebarens.

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american holly male flower

See them in our summer photo gallery:
summer photo gallery, Flower 1, Flower 2.


The NJ Senate just passed bill S227 which would require the NJ Dept. of Transportation, NJ Turnpike Authority (Parkway too!) and the South Jersey Turnpike Authority to use Native Plants. Native plants help filter nutrients from storm water and are adapted to environmental conditions so they require no additional watering, fertilizers or pesticides. This is a win/win for NJ. It's good for the taxpayer and good for our soils, water and wild life. This bill is one step away from the Governor's desk. A big thanks to Save Barnegat Bay for all their efforts in getting the bill to this point.


Find out everything there is to know about the native flora of New Jersey, learn from the experts on native plants, get the latest on interesting activities near you, or join one of the many opportunities to participate in the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.

We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.