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American Holly Tree Offers More Than Shade

If you don’€™t have an American holly tree near you, consider planting one.

03/16/2015

Old Edger Breaks The Ice

Trying to break the ice, we tried a number of tools in the shed. The big winner was a bit of a surprise.

03/11/2015

A Snow Shovel With Spring Benefits

Why am I telling you about a snow shovel in a garden report?

03/10/2015

Mother Nature Steals The Spotlight

Often, when Nature is at its most spectacular, you hear people say ‘It’s like a movie!’ Only, it’s real!

03/09/2015

Mother Nature’s Star Power On Display At Flower Show

While she may not make the marquee, you can clearly see Mother Nature’s handiwork in so many of the star-themed displays.

03/04/2015

Fothergilla Is Fabulous Flowering Shrub

Look for the many Fothergilla shrubs on display at the Flower Show this week, then look for a spot, in the sun or part-shade, to plant one in your garden this spring.

03/03/2015

Red Bottlebrush Tree Is A Show Stopper

The flowers of the Red Bottlebrush are so full and so red and so unusual that, at first glance, it’s hard to believe they’re real.

03/02/2015

Hardy And Healthy Kale Keeps On Growing

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.

02/25/2015

Plant More Milkweed For Monarch Butterflies

These days, we don’t have much milkweed around and that’s a problem because Monarch butterflies depend upon milkweed to feed their babies.

02/24/2015

Free Workshops At Philadelphia Flower Show

Did you know your ticket to the Flower Show entitles you to sit in on all kinds of workshops and how-to sessions?

02/23/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn Everything About Butterflies

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

01/27/2015

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

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

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

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

Local Gardens Need Volunteers

If you’re off on Monday and haven’t made plans to volunteer yet, why not lend a hand at a garden?

01/14/2015

Volunteering To Clean And Sort Seeds Can Be Sort Of Special

Keeping and sharing seeds not only saves you money, it helps to preserve and propagate plants, and also connects us to our past, future, and to one another.

01/13/2015

Keep Off The Grass In Cold Months

Walking on, driving over, or just dragging the trash can across your lawn in winter, can seriously injure your grass!

01/12/2015

Grow A Garden That Plants Itself

By Phran Novelli PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ahhh….a garden that plants itself. If that sounds good to you too, head to the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware this Saturday for a short course about the […]

01/07/2015

Take A Gardening Class At The Barnes

If you made a New Year’s resolution or are just looking for something to do, why not take a class or two to learn more about gardening?

01/06/2015

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