Monthly Archives: January 2010

Lemoyne Adds Rain Gardens to Streetscape

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Lemoyne, PA, steps to the forefront of storm water management with the use of rain gardens, catch and retention basins that are part of the boroughs streetscape revitalization project. The borough is the first in the state to use such techniques in an established community.

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Baptisia australis, PPA Plant of 2010

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I like to place blame elsewhere as much as anyone else. But sometimes one of my plants takes a dirt nap, and it really wasn’t me. It’s was plant. Really. The Perennial Plant Association promotes gardening success stories annually by naming one – almost fool proof plant – it’s perennial plant of the year.

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Armitage Plant Recommendation Tweets

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Check out Dr. Armitage’s plant recommendations on twitter.

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Indie Music and Media

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Sometimes blogging feels like tossing words out into nothingness. Thinking about indie musicians and how often I appreciate them, made me feel a little less alone in the process of creating something and putting it out there to who knows how many really.

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It's Tomato Season

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We all are enjoying our seed catalogs. They are great references, but their seed descriptions are designed to sell seeds. Here’s great information about tomatoes straight from objective experts to help you decide which varieties to grow this year. PSU extension officer, Steve Bogash has overseen the growing hundreds of varieties of tomatoes under tightly controlled trial conditions including the Landisville Research Farm in PA.

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Secrets of Wisteria

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Wisteria inspires drama. Many attempt to seduce this lovely plant to bloom. Deep in a cold December, a gathering of gardeners find themselves gossiping about the antics of temperamental belle.

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