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A Weekend Of Gardening Events

(credit: Phran Novelli)

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - With both Earth Day and Arbor Day this week you’ll find all kinds of gardening events going on.

In Abington Township, two events start Saturday morning at 10:

A special tree tour (HighSchoolPark.org) at Collins Nursery at the historic Edgehill Castle in Glenside, where you can find plants that are native to our area – which are easier to take care of because they naturally know how to grow around here, plus they bring more birds and butterflies to your yard. You’ll learn how trees control storm water; get advice on which tree to plant where, and how to care for them.

Meanwhile, over at the Grove Park Education Center on Easton Road in Roslyn, you can help plant trees, dig a butterfly garden, get pruning tips, and even have your soil tested if you bring a sample from your garden (dig down about four or five inches and bring about a one-cup sample in a plastic bag). Questions? AbingtonTrees@gmail.com

Then in Camden, on both afternoons this weekend, you can celebrate with kids’, planting activities and crafts at the Camden Children’s Garden Family Festival. It’s Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00.

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