Category Archives: Garden

“How does your garden grow?” HP School garden July 6, 2017

The Harrington Park School courtyard gardens are thriving! This courtyard garden is enjoyed by students and teachers and staff throughout the school year and it is a wonderful resource and educational opportunity for our K-8 students. There is even an … Continue reading

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Kudus to the Garden Club!

Today (April 30th) the Garden Club of Harrington Park  held it’s annual plant sale in the Borough Hall parking lot. Club members sold quality perennials from nursery stock and their own “homegrown” perennials and shared their knowledge with interested visitors. … Continue reading

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Blooming now in Harrington Park – the wood geranium

Geranium maculatum, also known as the spotted (or wood or wild) geranium is a perennial spring blooming wildflower. Look down at the edge of our wooded areas and you may see this beautiful plant in flower in the next weeks. … Continue reading

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HP School – Garden Club update:

The Garden Club at Harrington Park School meets year round with different activities each season. This past spring club members planted pumpkins, peas, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes and various herbs in the raised beds in the school courtyard. The Club … Continue reading

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2014-15 HP School Garden Club update: spring planting is underway in the courtyard garden

In the fall, Garden Club members harvested and enjoyed raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, beans, onions and garlic. Students saved carrot seeds this year and are planning to plant comparison carrot plots. This spring Club members have already planted … Continue reading

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Renew, Reuse, Recycle: Homegrown Mulch and Practical Math

Stop by the entrance to Beechwood Park or the HP recycling center on Ward Way for a smell of “Christmas Past”! The Harrington Park DPW chipping truck makes the rounds of town year round (weather permitting), larger branches left at … Continue reading

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First flower!

Crocuses are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring in northern NJ. The flowers and leaves are protected by a waxy cuticle, allowing the plant to tolerate the snow and frost of late winter and early spring. There … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2015! New meeting time, 2014 Sustainable Jersey recertification, looking forward to a fourth year in 2015 > join us!

The Harrington Park Green Team was formed in September 2009 as an advisory body to the Harrington Park Environmental Commission. The Green Team is composed of borough officials and residents who are “committed to developing strategies that will reduce our … Continue reading

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The Harrington Park School courtyard and garden in mid October

The school courtyard is an important part of Harrington Park School. Teachers enjoy beautiful days eating lunch here. The middle school students use it as a cut through for quicker access to different parts of the building. And both the … Continue reading

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“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough”

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to summer and a chance for many of us to slow down, relax, and enjoy a weekday off work or a long weekend. While rambling with my dogs this morning, I saw two … Continue reading

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