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Don’t Walk On Snow-Covered Grass

If you don’t want to be repairing your lawn this summer, keep off the grass this winter.

02/18/2015

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Signs Of Spring Starting To Sprout

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.

02/17/2015

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Pass On The Salt When Walkways Turn Icy

Salt is very tough on plants and other ice melters have limits too. Try sand instead.

02/16/2015

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More Reasons To Look Up To Mother Nature

Look up! There’s a lot to see in the bare branches of winter trees.

02/11/2015

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Don’t Just See The Flower Show – Work It

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.

02/10/2015

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Unwelcome Garden Guests Leave Footprints

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.

02/09/2015

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Celebrate The New Year Of Trees

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.

02/04/2015

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Witch Hazels In Full Bloom At Morris Arboretum

What’s blooming this time of year? Not a lot, but witch hazels are among the few shrubs that do flower in winter.

02/03/2015

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Ostrich Ferns Offer Something For Every Season

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.

02/02/2015

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Not Too Late To Protect Pots

If you didn’t move or cover outdoor pots yet, it’s still a good idea – even if they’re concrete!

01/28/2015

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Learn Everything About Butterflies

Learn ‘everything you don’t know about butterflies’ during a presentation Feb 3rd at Delaware Valley College.

01/27/2015

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Native Hydrangea Handles The Cold

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.

01/26/2015

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Artistic Twist Makes Plants And Gardens Sparkle

I thought at first they were fake, but it turns out that for years now, people have been glittering real plants.

01/21/2015

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How To Help The Birds Through Winter

By Phran Novelli PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On a quiet winter’s day, some of the busiest and noisiest spots in my neighborhood are the bird feeders in people’s yards. If you join about 65 million other […]

01/20/2015

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Look Forward To Spring At Free Lecture On ‘Perennials With Pizzazz’

If you’ve already had enough of winter, here’s a chance to look ahead to spring and all the pretty perennials you can soon be planting.

01/19/2015