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Strawberry Plants May Surprise You

Some gardeners say growing strawberries can be tricky. But, the strawberries I’ve been eating this week pretty much planted themselves.

05/25/2015

Leave Bulb Leaves

You definitely don’t want to cut off tulip or daffodil leaves as they turn from green to brown.

05/20/2015

Watering Do’s And Don’ts When It’s Dry

Water newly planted plants, trees or shrub deeply. DON’T make the mistake of watering a little bit all the time instead.

05/19/2015

Everyone Flocks To Phlox

You can’t plant too much phlox, one of the prettiest perennials.

05/18/2015

Decorate The Table With Dogwoods

While it’s wonderful to admire flowering trees, those lilacs, dogwoods and so many others, are even lovelier to see and smell on your dining room table.

05/13/2015

Time To Tidy Up The Garden

Lots of us let the remains of last year’s perennials stand through the winter. Now’s the time to tidy up.

05/12/2015

Don’t Be Alarmed By Spring Leaf Drop

We tend to think of fall as the time for dropping leaves but some trees wait until spring.

05/11/2015

Cool Weather Extends Spring Show

Our cooler-than-usual start to spring helped ensure that early tree blossoms lasted longer than just a day or two.

05/06/2015

You Aren’t Allergic To The Pretty Trees

Don’t avoid planting the prettier trees because you have allergies! They’re not the culprits.

05/05/2015

Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sales

Plant sales this weekend conveniently coincide with Mother’s Day, the middle of May which is usually the ‘last frost’ date for most of our area.

05/04/2015

Tulip Bulbs Are A Bright Idea

As further proof that plants do most of the work themselves, my tulips are coming up again.

04/29/2015

Discourage Deer From Dining In Your Garden

Now is the time to get out and protect your precious plants pronto with a deer deterrent.

04/28/2015

A Spring Fling At Meadowbrook Farm

This Saturday, May 2nd, you can explore Meadowbrook Farm and learn a thing or two to better your own garden.

04/27/2015

Don’t Plant Yet

Don’t jump the gun and plant too soon. Remember, the ‘final frost’ date around here is mid-May.

04/22/2015

A Wild Display Of Wildflowers At Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

If you haven’t been there before, this is a great time of year to head to the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve located near New Hope, PA.

04/21/2015

Grow Your Gardening Skills At The Barnes Arboretum

The Barnes Arboretum is where I went to gardening school to learn much more about plants than I could on my own. Courses may be a day – or a year.

04/20/2015

Donate To A Gardening Non-Profit

If you can manage it, why not make a donation to your favorite garden non-profit group? There may be a benefit to both you and the non-profit!

04/15/2015

Easter Plants May Thrive Beyond Easter

What to do with Easter plants? Try planting them!

04/14/2015

Workout In The Garden

Digging. Planting. Pruning. Weeding. Raking. Sweeping. If you want to tone-up for swimsuit season, do some work out in the garden.

04/13/2015

Spring Tours And More At Scott Arboretum

If your plants are running behind this year, why not see how someone else’s are doing? Scott Arboretum is a good place to start.

04/08/2015

Mark Your Calendar For A Visit To Mt. Cuba

There are so many things going on at area gardens and arboretums. Don’t miss out! Review the schedules and mark your calendar now.

04/07/2015

Make The Most Of America’s Garden Capital

We’re lucky to have so many great gardens so close to home. So, get out and enjoy them one by one.

04/06/2015

Don’t Walk In The Wet Garden

When you walk in soft, muddy plant beds, the weight of your footsteps seriously compacts the soil, pressing out the oxygen and making it harder for plants to breath.

04/01/2015

Much Better Mulching

For weeks I’ve seen crews everywhere removing old mulch, raking away leaves and piling on new mulch like thick carpet! What a mistake! Here are some tips for better mulching.

03/31/2015

The Five B’s Are Best For Your Garden

Birds, Bats, Butterflies, Bees and Bugs. Celebrate these Five B’s at a slew of events in and around Wayne and Radnor Township, PA now through May 9th.

03/30/2015

Change Of Seasons For Outdoor Pots

On a warm day last week, I finally managed to yank the holiday greens out of my pots and replaced them with some smiling pansies.

03/25/2015

Expert To Offer Tips For Best Trees And Shrubs

Find out about all the easy-care native trees and the best shrubs that welcome an amazing array of birds and butterflies.

03/24/2015

Stick Work Is Something To See At Morris Arboretum

Over the course of just 3 weeks, Patrick Dougherty has been weaving willow branches into a towering sculpture – without any nails or supports to keep it together.

03/23/2015

Magnolias Budding Stars Of Spring

Many magnolia trees start taking off their winter covers about now, like the popular Star magnolia.

03/18/2015

Time To Tune Up The Lawn Mower

With grass getting ready to grow, how’s your lawn mower? Do you know?

03/17/2015

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