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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

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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

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Easter Plants May Thrive Beyond Easter

What to do with Easter plants? Try planting them!

04/14/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Magnolias Budding Stars Of Spring

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

03/18/2015

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Time To Tune Up The Lawn Mower

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

03/17/2015