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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

The Eco-Goats nosh on plants at West Laurel Hill. (credit: West Laurel Hill Cemetery)

Philadelphia Area Cemetery Hires Unconventional Landscapers: Goats!

It’s a sight that’s more suited to the Rocky Mountains than the Philadelphia suburbs: A tribe of goats has arrived at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

06/12/2014

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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.

05/27/2014

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Science Film For Kids Gives New Meaning To Term “Moving Pictures”

Watermelon Magic seeks to fascinate children with the life cycle of plants but its methods are likely to fascinate any viewer.

04/06/2014

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Pansies Are Not Pansies When It Comes To The Cold

Pansies are one of the few annual flowers that can handle the cold.

03/26/2014

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Warmer Weather Couldn’t Get Here Soon Enough For Green Thumbs

The snow, the wind, the ice, has left gardeners with broken branches, layers of leaves, and a muddy mess in low-lying areas, but for those who love to toil in the soil it’s fun waiting to be had.

03/22/2014

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Caring For Snow-covered Shrubs

Do you have to go around cleaning the snow off your shrubs? No. Do I? Well, for some shrubs…I do.

01/27/2014

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Green Thumbs Wonder If Plants Will Survive The Wild Winter Season

As our odd winter weather continues, you might be wondering if your plants and shrubs will survive the winter of 2014.

01/11/2014

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Temple University Professor Uses Flower Petals To Heal

Plants may be the solution to balancing your system and reducing stress.

11/03/2013

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Newly Planted Shrubs Are Thirsty

Even with all the rain we had in June, if you planted trees and shrubs this spring, don’t think you won’t have to water anymore this summer.

07/08/2013

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Garden Safety Tips For Your Pet

Here are some gardening safety tips to keep your dogs and cats healthy.

06/23/2013

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3 On Your Side: The New High

Chris May has this 3 On Your Side warning about the new high that may be growing in the garden.

05/08/2013

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Plant Sales Just In Time For Mother’s Day

Most gardeners find it hard to resist stopping in at special plant sales, like two this weekend in the Philadelphia area.

05/06/2013

Philadelphia Flower Show: Girls Night Out

Philadelphia Flower Show Attendance Drops Significantly

Attendance declined significantly at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year, a drop that organizers attributed to weather forecasts.

03/11/2013

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