Monthly Archives: October 2009

White House Kitchen Garden Replica Tour

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Tour a replica of the White House veggie garden Friday Oct. 30 near Doylestown, PA

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Timepieces in our Plants: Part 2

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This is the second in a two part series on how plants mark time. Timepieces in our plants discussed how light affects this process. Change in temperature is the other part of the process that plants use to mark the time of year.

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Free for the Taking; Groundhog

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Gardeners build fences to keep them out. Wives tales tell us the plant eating critters will leave if you do stuff like put moth balls in their burrows. Some of us try to trap and relocate them. One wired gardener, tries to solve his groundhog problem through Craigslist and Myspace.

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Get the Carbon Off Your Plate

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It’s easy and rewarding to fight climate change by searching out local food. As part of Blog Action Day’09, I look at our options for local food in Pennsylvania.

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Timepieces in our Plants

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In order for plants to flower at about the same time every year, go dormant for winter and resume growth in the spring, it is vital for a plant to know the time of year. This is the first in a two part series on how plants mark time. The next article will discuss how temperature affects this process.

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Growing Connections Through Gardening

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Intrinsically, gardening is creating beauty and enriching your surroundings. The surprise is that your emotional and social life is enriched as well. To mark my first Garden Writers Symposium, I post my first gardening column courtesy of the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

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Falling for Fowls

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“All this for an egg?” Grumped my husband. It’s really not about the eggs.

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