Monthly Archives: February 2010

What the Philly Flower Show Did to My Brain

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If there is a preeminent canvas for horticulture art, the Philadelphia International Flower Show must be just that. Amazing artistry, passion and dedication were palpable as I toured the site while final preparations were made Friday evening.

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Caring for Winter Damaged Shrubs and Trees

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Initially, in many cases all that can be done is prune the broken branches out, always cutting back to a lateral branch or growing point. This, with proper mulching and fertilization will allow the plant the best opportunity to respond with new growth.

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Diggin' the Natives – Virginia Bluebells

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Can’t wait for bluebells and butterflies!

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Garden Expo

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Spring is coming this weekend. Daffodils and tulips will be blooming. Trees and shrubs will be in leaf. Fountains will be thawed and flowing.

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Gardenwise – Time to Register

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Our Central PA gardening community is lucky enough to have access to many educational programs.  An excellent one is Gardenwise sponsored by the York County Master Gardeners. Gardenwise will be held March 13, 2010 at York Suburban High School in York, PA. This year, William Cullina,  author, Plant and Garden Curator at Coastal Maine Botanical […]

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Diggin' the Natives – May Apple

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Podophyllum peltatum, May Apple is one of our wonderful native spring ephemerals – and it’s not so little you need stand right on top of it.

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New Feature; New Contributor

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There are two things to celebrate today. PRG has a new feature AND a new contributor. Starting today, new contributor Wendy Brister will start by authoring “Diggin’ the Natives,” a native plant of the week profile.

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Moved to Mischief by Foliage

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Ok, my love for foliage is moving me to mischief this Valentines Day. Please join me in appreciation of colorful leaves, stems and berries.

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How to Find a Landscape Designer

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Finding a quality landscape designer might take a little investigation, but drawing on their knowledge prevents unwarranted plant death and saves on costly mistakes.

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George Weigel Lauches Gardening Website

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George Weigel, long time garden columnist for the Patriot-News, landscape designer, and speaker launched his own gardening website today, February 2nd. It’s filled with great info and fun.

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