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Sprinkling Seeds Can Be Simply Satisfying

Sprinkling seeds is so much easier and cheaper than buying and planting annuals and, since it’s only June, they have months to bloom.


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Two Free Tours At Scott Arboretum

There’s a free tour tonight at the Scott Arboretum and another one tomorrow morning.


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Those Bloomin’ Hydrangeas Blooming Again

Those old-fashioned big leaf hydrangeas didn’t bloom last year because the winter before was so harsh, but now they’re back!


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Easily Grow Blueberries

If you haven’t planted blueberries yet, what are you waiting for?


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Your Lawn Is Lucky To Have Clover

Take a week off from mowing. Letting clover flower in your lawn helps the bees – and it’s good for the soil too.


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Firefly Fun For The Family At Bowman’s Hill

You have a chance to recapture the thrill of going out to chase fireflies on Thursday evening, June 25, 2015, from 7:30 – 9:00 at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.


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Plant Asters For Beauty And For Butterflies

Our native asters come in beautiful colors like pink, blue and purple and they attract butterflies, something your mums won’t do.


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Rain Gauge Will Tell You When To Water

Since it’s wasteful and expensive to water when you don’t need to, it’s just smart to get a rain gauge.


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Bet On Baptisia To Please

Baptisia australis or ‘false indigo’ is an easy-to-grow native perennial that’s stunning through three seasons.


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Some Plant Rules Made To Be Broken

Even when you don’t plant by ‘the rules’, sometimes a plant will thrive.


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Plant Clinic At Morris Arboretum Now Open

If you’ve got a plant you’re worried about because it’s got funny leaves or evidence of a disease the Plant Clinic is now open!


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Tour Best Private Gardens In Philadelphia Area

Garden Conservancy Open Days will let you see some of the best private gardens around; this year, featuring graduates of the Barnes Foundation’s Arboretum School.


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Strawberry Plants May Surprise You

Some gardeners say growing strawberries can be tricky. But, the strawberries I’ve been eating this week pretty much planted themselves.


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Leave Bulb Leaves

You definitely don’t want to cut off tulip or daffodil leaves as they turn from green to brown.


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Watering Do’s And Don’ts When It’s Dry

Water newly planted plants, trees or shrub deeply. DON’T make the mistake of watering a little bit all the time instead.