Fall Gardening

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Early Snowfall Puts Accent On Fall Colors

Early snowfalls are magical to many of us, and maddening to others, but they often bring surprising sights in the garden.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Dahlias Don’t Dig Winter

If you dig dahlias, better dig them up.


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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.


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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.


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Get Moving If You Want To Move Plants

If you’ve got plants in your yard that would be better off somewhere else, now’s the time to move them.


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Save Seeds Now For Spring

It’s time to save seeds from your favorite flowers so you won’t have to buy them next year


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Plant Trees And Shrubs Now

Even though it’s fun to buy plants in the spring, when so many trees and shrubs flirt with you by being in bloom, Fall is a much better time to put things in the ground.


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PHS Fall Festival A Bounty Of Family Fun

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Fall Festival, this Saturday at the Navy Yard, offers seasonal fun for the whole family.


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Fall Flower Bed Is Dream Come True For Hungry Birds

As flowers die back, many turn into bare brown knobs atop dry tan stems. Not much to look at but birds see it as a buffet.


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A Bloomin’ Hardy Hydrangea

If your big leaf hydrangeas didn’t bloom much this year, after the long winter, what you can do this fall to have more hydrangea flowers next summer is plant our native hydrangeas.


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Plant Now For Fall Harvest

There are plenty of foods you can plant now, to harvest all through autumn and even into December


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Transition Time For Gardeners

Commercial landscapers are pulling perfectly good plantings in preparation for the first frost but it seems so cold!