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Kale not only seems to be on every other restaurant menu and food blog, there’s also plenty of kale in gardens and flowerpots, even through winter.
These days, we don’t have much milkweed around and that’s a problem because Monarch butterflies depend upon milkweed to feed their babies.
Did you know your ticket to the Flower Show entitles you to sit in on all kinds of workshops and how-to sessions?
If you don’t want to be repairing your lawn this summer, keep off the grass this winter.
There’s hope. Here come the bulbs! The tiny little bulbs with drooped white heads called ‘Snowdrops’ are starting to appear in some in places, if not in your yard yet.
Salt is very tough on plants and other ice melters have limits too. Try sand instead.
Look up! There’s a lot to see in the bare branches of winter trees.
The Flower Show is coming up at the end of the month – so there’s still time to volunteer, and get a behind-the-scenes peek for your efforts.
Light snowfalls are not only pretty to look at in a garden, they can also help you predict trouble – like who’s been nibbling where they’re not welcome.
The Jewish ‘New Year of Trees’ is a traditional time to count the trees and see how they’re doing. You can do the same in your own yard.
What’s blooming this time of year? Not a lot, but witch hazels are among the few shrubs that do flower in winter.
Native to the northeast, ostrich ferns fill shady spots with lush greenery through summer and fall. – and add a touch of interest to your garden through winter as well.
If you didn’t move or cover outdoor pots yet, it’s still a good idea – even if they’re concrete!
Learn ‘everything you don’t know about butterflies’ during a presentation Feb 3rd at Delaware Valley College.
Time will tell if those old-fashioned and not originally from this country pink and blue hydrangeas will survive this winter, but our native hydrangeas will surely bounce back.