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Hydrangea on Asbury Avenue. Ocean Grove. July 13, 2020.  Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.




“Even the nights are better
Now that we’re here together
Even the nights are better
Since I found you, oh
Even the days are brighter
When someone you love’s beside ya
Even the nights are better
Since I found you..”



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Founders’ Park. April 24, 2018. Paul Goldfinger ©. Click to enlarge. The yellow forsythia are reliable markers of the arrival of spring. The flowers come before the leaves.  



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Mt. Hermon Way, Ocean Grove.    Jimmie C’s house.  Sept. 2019. Paul Goldfinger ©


JIMMIE RODGERS  “My Blue-Eyed Jane”



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Paul Goldfinger  © Sept. 19, 2019. Ocean Grove. Click to enlarge.


Dahlia. Paul Goldfinger. Photo note: selective focus and exposure with manual camera. 9/19/19 ©


Hydrangea: Paul Goldfinger © Photo note: intentionally underexposed for color with a manual camera. ©




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Eileen tends her OG garden during a spectacular September day. Paul Goldfinger iPhone photo. Look for the rainbows.  Click to enlarge. ©




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Southside Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger © 7/10/19 Click to enlarge



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Ocean Grove at Wesley Lake. Twilight. September 21. 2018.


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Dahlias from Eileen’s garden. Reposted from June 14, 2012. Ocean Grove, New Jersey. iPhone4S photo by Paul @Blogfinger

By Eileen Goldfinger, house and garden editor @Blogfinger

I love dahlias in my garden because they bloom from June until the frost. They are tubers, and unless you bring them into the house for the winter, they will not survive. But last fall I left some in the ground, expecting that they would have to be replaced this spring, but because of the mild winter, we have had some return and bloom this month in the front beds, which have a southern exposure.

Also coming up this month are the daylilies, which are perennials that return year after year. Each bloom lasts one day, and the plant continues to bloom for 1-5 weeks.

Daylilies. These daylilies were planted in Chester, NJ in 1985, transplanted to Heck Avenue in 1998, and then brought over to Mt. Hermon Way in 2002.


Sign up and/or  attend the 4th annual OG Peoples Garden Tour—a walk-around neighborhood event  on Sunday, June 24.  10 am to 2 pm.  For more information scroll down to the Garden Tour list.


FAITH PRINCE  from Guys and Dolls:

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Many OG gardens can be enjoyed by strolling by. Main Avenue. Just give us your address. Blogfinger photo June, 2018. ©


By Paul and Eileen Goldfinger, Editors @Blogfinger Botanical Gardens

Ocean Grove has more lovely small gardens per square mile than any other town in the Garden State.    And these Grover gardens are largely accessible by people walking by.

So our OG People’s Garden Tour on Sunday, June 24, from 10 am to 2 pm, gives the town’s gardeners a chance to share their botanic accomplishments with neighbors and visitors.

You don’t even have to be present or conduct a tour if your garden can be viewed by someone walking by.  And it doesn’t matter if you haven’t finished your gardening…it’s always a work in progress.  No need to fuss.  The visit is the most important. There’s always something to see.

It’s necessary that our community of residents show that simplicity and spontaneity can be rewarding too.  It doesn’t always have to be car shows and gridlock tourist events dominated by out-of-towners.

It’s not important to spend a lot of money.  Even one nice plant can be of interest.

Main Avenue. OG 6/13/18. All photos by Blogfinger. ©

And you may find some surprises:

Don’t step on the flowers or else off with your heads.


Pond and fish. 113 Mt. Hermon Way—backyard Delaware side. Walk right in. —-Something fishy by Paul and Eileen


All we need is your address  (mail to BlogfInger@verizon.net)  so that our online list can show places to visit for those who want to visit gardens, even if it is just a walk-by.

For those who can be home for garden visitors, that would be even better because of the conversations which can be sociable and educational.  But you don’t have to be there.

And if your garden is accessible only by walking into your back yard then we can note that on the list; presumably you will be there to admit the visitors.

So far we  have three gardens on the list, but consider emailing us with your address and perhaps a short description of what you will be displaying.  And we will have a souvenir Ocean Grove prize for all  those who show up at 113 Mt. Hermon Way.

And, as a cardiologist, I will give a prize to anyone who can show me foxglove.


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Walkway garden on Heck Avenue. May 31, 2018. Blogfinger photograph. ©  Click to enlarge.



A side yard along Delaware Avenue. June 1, 2018. Blogfinger photo


ISABELLE  FONTAINE   “Roses of Picardy” with the Hot Club of San Francisco.

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