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The End Is Here For Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Endless Summer hydrangeas gave us a colorful blooming treat well in to November. No more.

11/19/2014

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Crafty Uses For Fallen Bark

Along with fallen leaves, you may also see sheets of fallen bark which can be used for all sorts of crafts or decorative ideas.

11/18/2014

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Garden Clean Up Could Lead To A Big Mess

When you’re sweeping up, it’s tempting to just whisk whatever debris is lying there into the closest garden bed. Don’t.

11/17/2014

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Say Goodbye To Vegetable Garden

If you don’t grow vegetables all year – either in the ground or in a cold frame or under bell jars or a greenhouse of some sort – the season’s over.

11/12/2014

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Prepare Pots For Winter

Clean out your pots and put them in a sheltered area to keep them from freezing…and thawing…and cracking this winter.

11/11/2014

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A Lesson In Native Plantings At Haverford College

On Nov. 16, you’re invited to a lecture at Haverford College by landscape architect Jonathan Alderson, an expert in native plantings.

11/10/2014

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Blooming Hydrangeas Better Late Than Never

It was like spring in November, seeing a row of lacecap hydrangeas bursting into bloom the other day!

11/05/2014

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Move Errant Plantings Now

Fall’s a good time for planting and transplanting, and digging out plants that are in the wrong place.

11/04/2014

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Dahlias Don’t Dig Winter

If you dig dahlias, better dig them up.

11/03/2014

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Capture Clippings For Free Fertilizer

Use a catch-bag on your mower to grab the last leaves and grass clippings of the season and create your own perfect pile of free fertilizer.

10/29/2014

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Long Gone Garden Keeps On Giving

Waiting until Spring to clean up your garden will give feathered and furry friends in your yard a place to find cover through the winter.

10/28/2014

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Native Dogwood A Tree For All Seasons

Plant a native dogwood and, along with spring flowers, summer shade and fall foliage, the tree continues to bear gifts well into winter.

10/27/2014

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Dry Summer Means More Watering Before Winter

Anything newly-planted this year – including trees, shrubs, and perennials – needs regular deep watering until they can grow long roots.

10/22/2014

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Learn How To Garden In The Shade

David Benner hasn’t mowed his lawn in over 40 years. He doesn’t fertilize, yet his yard is lush and green under shady trees. How’d he do that?

10/21/2014

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Grow Your Own Peonies

Peonies are certainly among the most popular flowers of all, and this weekend you can learn how to grow them from seed at Swarthmore College.

10/20/2014

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