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(credit: Phran Novelli)

Sound The Trumpet For The Sweeter Honeysuckle

Unlike the alien white variety, our native Trumpet Honeysuckle or Coral Honeysuckle is a sweet vine in many ways and not invasive.


(credit: Delaware Center for Horticulture)

Tour Wilmington City Gardens This Weekend

For over 30 years, the Wilmington City Gardens contest has helped revitalize and beautify local neighborhoods. Take the tour this weekend.


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No Need To Deadhead Rhododendron

If you don’t want to deadhead your rhododendron, don’t bother. Deadheading saves the plant some energy it would spend making seed heads, but really, the plant won’t care much either way.


(credit: Mary Onama)

Benefit For Women’s Center Is A Benefit For Gardeners As Well

On Saturday June 21st, you can explore four distinct gardens across two acres on one private property in Green Lane, PA.


(credit: Brad Kalin)

Mill About On Father’s Day

A nice way to spend Father’s Day is to visit one of the many historic mills in our area.


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Fringetree Is A Carefree Grower

It looks lovely and it smells sweet – this past week has been high time to have a Fringetree – or three – in your yard. And the true beauty is its low maintenance.


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PHS Launches Gardening And Greening Contest

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been honoring local beautification efforts for decades, and they’ve just launched a new Gardening and Greening Contest. Enter and win.


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Hydrangeas May Bloom Yet

As tempting as it might be to prune those dead-looking hydrangeas, I’ve thought in other years that those tan, dry blank sticks would never leaf out…but most did.


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Behead Bulbs For The Best Blooms

Why should you go around snipping or snapping the tops off your bulbs once the show is over?


(credit: Phran Novelli)

How To Kill A Plant

No matter how much you love plants, most of us end up with something in our garden now and then that we want to get rid of. Don’t use chemicals. Try this.


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Hydrangeas May Still Bloom – Or Not

Even though they’re late, the ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangeas should bloom this year but, given the long cold winter we had, the more old-fashioned varieties may not.


(credit: Morris Arboretum)

Summer Garden Railway Opens At Morris Arboretum

What makes the railroad set up at Morris Arboretum extra special is that in their quarter-mile tiny track display, everything’s crafted of natural materials.


(credit: Phran Novelli)

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Hosts Herb ‘Happy Hour’

A new series of classes from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society takes place at the recently-renovated Herb Garden at the College of Physicians.


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Wednesday Evening Gardening Classes At Chanticleer

Chanticleer, in Wayne, is hosting a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society series on Wednesday evenings from now to October.


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Plant Bluebells Now To Ring In Next Spring

Some of the prettiest flowers are also the most fleeting. Plant them now, before they disappear.





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