Garden Design and Landscaping Must Haves: 5 Borst Favorites


Looking for Garden Design and Landscaping Inspiration? Start With Your Local Ecosystem

Garden design and landscaping trends may change as often as the season, but one thing that is certain to never go out of style is the foliage native to your area. And if you have a home in Bergen County, you’re in luck—some of the most beautiful flowering plants in the world are part of our local ecosystem. As a bonus, a garden design that includes local flora is a great thing to do for the surrounding biosphere, and a beautiful way to pay homage to the Garden State. 

Borst Landscape & Design can help you design and maintain a garden with timeless appeal, with all the textures, colors, and smells you love. Read on for a list of some of our favorite garden plants native to the area, and if you’d like to know more, ask someone on our design team by calling (201) 690-1312 or by filling out our online contact form.

American Wisteria

This gorgeous vining plant looks delicate and graceful adorning any fence, trellis, or window box. It’s easy to grow and therefore perfect for newcomers to garden design and landscaping. Attractive to butterflies, with dense and sweet-smelling purple flowers blooming in spring, this plant is a no-brainer for any New Jersey garden.


Dogwood trees are the most popular native tree in American gardens, and it’s easy to see why. With their thick canopies of dainty pink, white, and yellow blooms, Dogwood trees are a staple of garden design

Fun fact: In the language of flowers, Dogwood flowers symbolize wishes and protection.

Common Blue Violet

New Jersey’s state flower! Common Blue Violets should be at the top of your garden design list. Perennial, vibrantly colored, and even edible, these little flowers look beautiful on any lawn or garden—as well as on top of a cake.

Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder is named for the way its leaves are spread into ladder-shaped arrays—but their real attraction is the sprays of deep blue, bell-shaped flowers that sit on top of clusters of leaves. If you’re looking to get into garden design and landscaping, these perennial flowers are just the thing to spice up your yard every summer.

New Jersey Tea

Evergreen and perennial, New Jersey Tea plants are an easy way to use garden design and landscaping to both support native pollinators and keep your yard looking lovely year-round. With their beautifully scented clusters of creamy white flowers and vividly green leaves, bushes of New Jersey Tea may look fragile—but don’t be fooled! These plants are actually quite hardy, requiring watering only once a week and thriving in sandy soil.

For Garden Design and Landscaping, Borst is the Best of Bergen County

This is just a sample of the many garden-ready plants that can be found in our local ecosystem. Whether you’re thinking about rejuvenating an existing garden or if you’re starting from scratch, Borst Landscape & Design is here to help. To get started, call us today at (201) 690-1312 or reach us through our online contact form.