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Plan Plantings In Context

Where you plant things can be as important as what you plant.

19 hours ago

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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

09/30/2014

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All The Colors Of The Season On Display At Morris Arboretum

To truly celebrate fall, all you really have to do is wander through the 92 acres of gardens in the Morris Arboretum.

09/29/2014

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Leave Leaf Galls Alone

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.

09/24/2014

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Protect Plantings From Road Salt

Road salt hurts plants. Here are some links to good information about salt damage, as well as a list of salt-tolerant plants.

09/23/2014

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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.

09/22/2014

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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.

09/17/2014

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Freeze Herbs Before Mother Nature Does

While lots of herbs won’t survive winter outdoors, many herbs freeze very well inside.

09/16/2014

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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.

09/15/2014

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Protecting Your Plants From Pests

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?

09/10/2014

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Aster Offers Carefree Groundcover

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.

09/09/2014

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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.

09/08/2014

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HoneyFest Kicks Off Friday At Wagner

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.

09/03/2014

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Prune Only Hydrangea’s Bare Branches

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.

09/02/2014

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Philadelphia Honey Festival Is The Place To Bee This Weekend

The Philadelphia Honey Festival is this weekend with three days of events at three locations, Friday through Sunday.

09/01/2014

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