Phran Novelli

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Capture Clippings For Free Fertilizer

Use a catch-bag on your mower to grab the last leaves and grass clippings of the season and create your own perfect pile of free fertilizer.

10/29/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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.

10/28/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Native Dogwood A Tree For All Seasons

Plant a native dogwood and, along with spring flowers, summer shade and fall foliage, the tree continues to bear gifts well into winter.

10/27/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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.

10/22/2014

(credit: David Benner)

Learn How To Garden In The Shade

David Benner hasn’t mowed his lawn in over 40 years. He doesn’t fertilize, yet his yard is lush and green under shady trees. How’d he do that?

10/21/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Grow Your Own Peonies

Peonies are certainly among the most popular flowers of all, and this weekend you can learn how to grow them from seed at Swarthmore College.

10/20/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

A Bloomin’ Mistake In My Garden

Here’s a garden mistake I made that turned into a nice surprise.

10/15/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Free Fertilizer Delivered On Your Doorstep

The free fertilizer give away is underway! To get yours…just walk outside.

10/14/2014

(credit: Carolyn Clement, Morris Arboretum)

A Celebration Of The Farming Life At Morris Arboretum

On Sunday, October 19th, from 12-3pm, explore historical farming and have fun with your family at Bloomfield Farm at the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill.

10/13/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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.

10/08/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Ornamental Pepper Plants May Be Better For Viewing Than Chewing

Whether you grow the ornamental peppers or buy a plant with them already on it, keep them out of the reach of pets and children.

10/07/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Pansies Are No Pansies

Plant pansies in the fall and you’ll have good reason to smile not only in the Spring, but well into summer.

10/06/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Plan Plantings In Context

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

10/01/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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

(credit: Morris Arboretum)

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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