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Get Those Annuals In The Ground

Did you find some flowers on sale? Good for you. Now get them into the ground or planters pronto because many annuals in particular could be very ‘root bound’ by now.

07/14/2015

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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!

06/16/2015

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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!

05/27/2015

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Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests Away

Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs

05/21/2015

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Choose Mother’s Day Flowers That Will Live Longer

Let your gift stand out by choosing flowers and plants that will last beyond the second Sunday in May.

05/08/2015

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Don’t Walk In The Wet Garden

When you walk in soft, muddy plant beds, the weight of your footsteps seriously compacts the soil, pressing out the oxygen and making it harder for plants to breath.

04/01/2015

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Guide To The 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Philadelphia’s annual harbinger of warmer days is rapidly approaching, and we’ve got your guide to all of the floral festivities.

02/24/2015

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Pass On The Salt When Walkways Turn Icy

Salt is very tough on plants and other ice melters have limits too. Try sand instead.

02/16/2015

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Study: Plants Know When They’re Being Eaten

Plants have feelings, too. Sort of.

10/28/2014

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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

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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

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Plan Plantings In Context

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

10/01/2014

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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.

09/24/2014

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Garden Pests May Serve A Purpose

For devastating infestations on a precious plant or big tree, I’d call a professional. Otherwise, I prune out obvious damage and let Nature fight it out.

07/30/2014

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A Tip To Help Potting Soil Absorb Water

Sometimes water just sits on top of potting soil and won’t soak in, overflowing instead. Here’s a quick fix to avoid the mess.

07/01/2014

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