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Garden Reports

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Gold Medal Garden Cheat Sheet

With a little help from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society you can have a gold medal garden.


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Silver Is As Good As Gold To Some Gardeners

While some gardeners just don’t like the look of greyish leaves at all, many say silver is second to none.


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Some ‘Evergreens’ Aren’t

Some evergreens reward you in winter by turning a beautiful bronze to add interest in your garden when there is little else to look at.


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Rhododendron Serves As Thermometer

If you live in a virtual cave with no weather reports or thermometers, but happen to have a rhododendron just outside your door…look at the leaves.


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Sweetgum Tree Has Sweet Offerings

Native Sweetgum isn’t just another pretty tree. Not only does it show off a rainbow of colors in the Fall, it has year round offerings as well.


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Caring For Snow-covered Shrubs

Do you have to go around cleaning the snow off your shrubs? No. Do I? Well, for some shrubs…I do.


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Grow Your Gardening Knowledge In The Off Season

Learn how to grow more with less – less work, less water and less money.


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Volunteer For Seed Exchange

While lots of gardeners turn to seed catalogs in winter to dream of the warm weather to come, you can join volunteers sorting through seeds at the Hardy Plant Society Seed Exchange.


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Two Events For Gardeners At Scott Arboretum

Enjoy a tour of the gardens or a lecture that could help you in your own garden come Spring.


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Bare Branches Reveal Summer Secrets

If you often hear birds singing or see them flying in and out of trees near you, winter is the perfect time to go for a walk and see if they left a nest behind.


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Native Shrubs Are A Pleasure Year Round

Native plants tend to shrug off snow and ice because they already know how to live around here so they’re not bothered by our weather extremes.


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Grow Your Gardening Knowledge At The Barnes

Since gardeners aren’t so busy in winter, it’s a good time to take a class, and the Arboretum School of the Barnes Foundation offers a variety of classes and workshops.


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Longwood Gardens Holiday Display Still Up For A Short Time

If you didn’t have time in December, you still have through Sunday, January 12th to enjoy the holiday display at Longwood Gardens.


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Eggshells Are For The Birds

Through the winter, gritty eggshell bits help birds digest their food and provide some calcium.


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See All We Grow At Pennsylvania Farm Show

Whether you love to garden or you’ll never grow a thing in your life, you should go to the Pennsylvania Farm Show.