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Artistic Twist Makes Plants And Gardens Sparkle

I thought at first they were fake, but it turns out that for years now, people have been glittering real plants.

01/21/2015

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How To Help The Birds Through Winter

By Phran Novelli PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On a quiet winter’s day, some of the busiest and noisiest spots in my neighborhood are the bird feeders in people’s yards. If you join about 65 million other […]

01/20/2015

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Look Forward To Spring At Free Lecture On ‘Perennials With Pizzazz’

If you’ve already had enough of winter, here’s a chance to look ahead to spring and all the pretty perennials you can soon be planting.

01/19/2015

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Local Gardens Need Volunteers

If you’re off on Monday and haven’t made plans to volunteer yet, why not lend a hand at a garden?

01/14/2015

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Volunteering To Clean And Sort Seeds Can Be Sort Of Special

Keeping and sharing seeds not only saves you money, it helps to preserve and propagate plants, and also connects us to our past, future, and to one another.

01/13/2015

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Keep Off The Grass In Cold Months

Walking on, driving over, or just dragging the trash can across your lawn in winter, can seriously injure your grass!

01/12/2015

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Grow A Garden That Plants Itself

By Phran Novelli PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ahhh….a garden that plants itself. If that sounds good to you too, head to the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware this Saturday for a short course about the […]

01/07/2015

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Take A Gardening Class At The Barnes

If you made a New Year’s resolution or are just looking for something to do, why not take a class or two to learn more about gardening?

01/06/2015

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Every Reason To Go To PA Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is fun for all ages and a fabulous demonstration of all the great stuff that grows here.

01/05/2015

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Ring In The New Year With Pickles And You’ll Feel Better In The Morning

If you grew cucumbers you pickled this summer, enjoy a few as you toast to 2015 and you’ll feel better in the morning.

12/31/2014

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Sewing Up Christmas Tree Needles Makes Scents For You And Your Dog

Before getting rid of your Christmas tree, save those scented needles to fill little pillows, block drafts or pad pet beds and help them smell good.

12/30/2014

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A Mitten Tree Of Natural Branches

You know when it snows and you suddenly have wet gloves and hats that need to dry? That’s when you need a mitten tree…or at least a branch.

12/29/2014

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Gnome May Bring Gifts To Your Garden

In Sweden, a magical little figure known as Tomten is said to take care of farms and keep all the critters and children safe. I could use his help in my garden.

12/24/2014

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Nature Celebrates The Joy Of The Season

So many of the glass, plastic, and metal baubles we decorate with indoors are inspired by Nature. And all the critters are celebrating the season as well.

12/23/2014

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The Gift Of A Gardening Book

Need a gift idea? There’s a new book by a local author who has helped a lot of gardeners like me see how smart it is to use more native plants.

12/22/2014

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