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A Bloomin’ Mistake In My Garden

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


(credit: Phran Novelli)

Free Fertilizer Delivered On Your Doorstep

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


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(credit: Phran Novelli)

Plan Plantings In Context

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


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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


(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.


(credit: Phran Novelli)

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.


(credit: Phran Novelli)

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.


(credit: Phran Novelli)

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.


(credit: PHS)

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.


(credit: Phran Novelli)

Freeze Herbs Before Mother Nature Does

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


(credit: Phran Novelli)

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.





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