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Garden Reports

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Managing Garden Pests

Hoards of beetles seemed to hatch in my garden almost overnight. When it comes to garden pests, If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.

18 hours ago

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Rich Soil May Be Poor Choice For Morning Glories

Like people, some plants are picky eaters and simply don’t thrive on a rich diet.

08/26/2014

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Plant Now For Fall Harvest

There are plenty of foods you can plant now, to harvest all through autumn and even into December

08/25/2014

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Late Summer Plant Sales Begin

Late summer plant sales are a sure sign Fall is fast approaching.

08/20/2014

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A Little Glory For Morning Glories

Some morning glories can be very weedy, and the ones in my garden are certainly ‘volunteers’, I never planted them. So, I enjoy a few, and weed the rest.

08/19/2014

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Seeds Grow To Flowers With Little Effort

I’ve never really started many plants from seed because doing it indoors always seems so fussy and labor intensive to me. But, seeds sprinkled outside grow with little effort on your part.

08/18/2014

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‘Dead’ Flowers May Extend The Life Of Your Garden

Maybe you don’t want to dead-head or clean up everything in your garden after all. And, conveniently, certain plants are better left alone.

08/13/2014

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Simple Solution To Prevent Weeds

Here’s a trick for preventing weeds without using herbicides or weed killer.

08/12/2014

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Philadelphia Honey Festival Hosts Cooking Contest

Show off how you cook with honey at the upcoming Philadelphia Honey Festival, the first weekend in September.

08/11/2014

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Popular Plants Enable Further Spread Of Disease

Any disease that attacks popular plants is scary. It’s ugly to see plants dying, expensive to remove and replace them, and it also hurts nurseries and garden centers.

08/06/2014

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Pollen Is In The Air

Ragweed tends to grow in places where you may not be paying a lot of attention, like along the road, or at the far edge of a property. It’s pollen spreads easily.

08/05/2014

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Control Soil By Gardening In Raised Beds Or Containers

One reason I don’t plant vegetables in the ground – you can never really know what’s been buried or spilled there over the years before you arrived.

08/04/2014

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Garden Pests May Serve A Purpose

For devastating infestations on a precious plant or big tree, I’d call a professional. Otherwise, I prune out obvious damage and let Nature fight it out.

07/30/2014

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Don’t Wait For Dead Tree To Kill Someone

If a tree has no leaves, or lots of deadwood and bare branches, you want to take action to keep people, pets and property safe.

07/29/2014

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Don’t Let Potted Plants Go To Pot While You’re Away

Spend a few minutes the next time you’re out watering to reinvigorate your potted plants for the rest of the summer.

07/28/2014

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