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5 Perfect Gifts for the Gardener on your List

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

1. Compost Bin What a great way to promote sustainability and keep those veggie scraps under control! Available in an array of colors and styles and can be kept on the counter or under the kitchen sink. If you keep packing your scraps into these bins and adding them to your compost pile, you will … Read More

3 Local Stones for Landscape Design in New Jersey

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Why do so many people in New Jersey end up using bluestone in their patio areas? Because it’s local, beautiful, and strong! There are several other local options for patio stone. Let’s take a look to see what native natural stone can do for you! 1. Bluestone Bluestone used for walkway, patio and to cap … Read More

Landscaping Ideas: 3 Perfect Low Maintenance Plants for the Summer

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The heat is here! New Jersey weather is nearly unbearable. If you’re tired of watering those hydrangeas every night, Sparrow and Brambles has some hot weather planting suggestions that require no care at all. 1. SEDUM Sedum is a genus, which has thousands of varieties and many forms—from groundcovers and vines to large shrub-like perennials. … Read More

Spring CleanUp

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The first job of our 2011 season just passed by this weekend.  We received an email from a frustrated home owner who was having trouble finding a landscape designer/contractor.  She has a smaller property and no one wanted the work, we enjoy all sized projects and were anxious to help. Her first order of business … Read More

Four Winds Art Show

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

On February 26th we attended the Four Winds Art Show at Frame to Please in Red Bank.  The exhibit was the work of graduating students from Inspired Minds Fine Art School. A few weeks prior, Frank was commissioned to fabricate sculptures as awards for the graduating students.  All the student work was impressive and we … Read More

Tree Lighting Festivities

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The tree lighting was a great success although it was a frigid evening.  Lots of people came out to see the tree, live performances and to eat tasty chili.  The Harvest Moon vegetarian chili was our favorite and probably should have won the cook-off.  Local school bands, choirs, singers and dance troops kept the crowd … Read More