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Plants respond to warmth and sunlight, so growing near something that holds and reflects the heat – like a stone patio or a sidewalk – may come easier.
When trees leaf out, not only will damaged branches be harder to see, they’ll also be heavier from all those leaves, posing a greater risk.
Even if you hated every snowflake that fell this winter, if you want to plant anything this spring, you’ll love what the cold wet weather left behind.
Spring hasn’t just been short on flowers so far, many bulbs I’ve seen blooming seem stunted – with very short stems! What’s up with that??
As soon as you see pretty plants for sale you may want to start sticking them out in your garden. Don’t. It’ll cost you.
This is a great spring if you’re a procrastinator. For once, you’re not too late to do a little cleaning and prepping of the garden because everything is behind schedule.
Peeking out from behind a wooden shelf where I keep some gardening stuff, a little green sprout was sticking up. I reached back there and found a tiny onion.
Greater Philadelphia Gardens is a group of over 30 unique arboretums in our area. Go visit one or two to get a running start this spring.
Which is it? You see a plant tag that says ‘semi-evergreen’ and you may wonder, what exactly does that mean? Is it evergreen or deciduous?
Pansies are one of the few annual flowers that can handle the cold.
It’s called the March Bank at Winterthur, where a succession of bulbs heralds the spring in a dramatically simple way and, this year, it may last into April.
Native to our area, inkberry hollies, seem to shrug off the snow and bounce back quite easily.
Some of my favorite things I saw while shopping at the Flower Show were rectangular vases that were so narrow, the flowers stand up in them in neat rows, single file.
This spring, you may find yourself picking up a lot of sticky pine branches. You can use hand sanitizer to get the sap off your hands – and your tools.
If you’re planning on planting trees this spring, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is offering inexpensive courses, or you can do a little digging yourself, online.