Where you plant things can be as important as what you plant.
It’s time to save seeds from your favorite flowers so you won’t have to buy them next year
To truly celebrate fall, all you really have to do is wander through the 92 acres of gardens in the Morris Arboretum.
The good news is leaf galls aren’t fatal to established trees, so you don’t usually need to do anything to get rid of them.
Road salt hurts plants. Here are some links to good information about salt damage, as well as a list of salt-tolerant plants.
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.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Fall Festival, this Saturday at the Navy Yard, offers seasonal fun for the whole family.
While lots of herbs won’t survive winter outdoors, many herbs freeze very well inside.
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.
Someone down the street planted a quince shrub this summer, surrounded it with a low chicken wire cage and put up pinwheels discourage visitors. Will it work?
What do you plant in those places that get a lot of sun, where you’d also like to suppress weeds? Try a low-growing native aster.
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.
If you’re free this Friday, you can kick off the first day of the Philadelphia Honey Festival at the Wagner Free Institute of Science.
Other than bare branches, don’t start snipping and pruning your big leaf hydrangeas now or you’ll cut away any chance of having any blooms next year.
The Philadelphia Honey Festival is this weekend with three days of events at three locations, Friday through Sunday.