Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tricky Triscuit and Farming

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I’m not sure I dig Triscuit’s newest campaign to support “home farming.” Kraft brands – Triscuit – is co-opting momentum in the local food, slow food, grow your own, or know your farmer movements.

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Enjoy Your Local Garden Centers

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Bottom line, check out your local garden centers before stopping at the big box. There is multifaceted benefit to searching out plants and places of VALUE… over what is cheap.

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So what is a NATIVE?

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They used to be called weeds by many. Increasing interest was generated in these plants in the ’80′s and they became commonly called wildflowers. Now, gardeners are crazy for them. But what are they? What does it mean to be a native plant?

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Lancaster Garden Tour Saturday

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Tomorrow is the big day! Here is a little more about the tour. We are having a raffle during the tour as well! We have great prizes. Sign up for the raffle at 1030 Bluestone Drive.

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Almost Here; Lancaster Garden Tour!

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Hanselman Landscape at 390 South Erisman Road is opening up their Specialty Nursery for all garden tour attendees.  Many unique and specimen quality plants are available – things you won’t find anywhere else.  After you stroll through the nursery paths  and spot all the heart-stopping Japanese Maples (among other great must-haves!),  be sure to cool […]

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Lancaster Garden Tour Day Three

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Check out these great gardens that will be part of the Lancaster Garden Tour!

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Lancaster Garden Tour Day Two

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Today, we visit three more stunning Lancaster gardens. We’ll share three more days of gardens this week in preparation for the tour May 22nd and May 23rd.

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Werewolf Garden? Why not?

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Drowning Japanese beetles in soapy water is a bit brutal. Ripping out established shrubs is extraordinarily violent work. This sort of assertive gardening is the perfect pastime for a werewolf. Celebrate the release of Christine Johnson’s new book “Claire de Lune” by designing your own werewolf garden.

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Lancaster Garden Tour Preview

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Lancaster’s Secret gardens aren’t so secret anymore! Lancaster has great gardens and you can check them out. Each day this week we’ll profile several gardens and you can see them in person at the Lancaster Garden Tour this weekend.

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Meet my REAL Garden

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There is nothing more beautiful than growing food for your family. I plan to grow the beans up the corn stalks adding a morning glory here and there. I know my immediate neighbors will continue to love my “mini-farm” but my hope is that other neighbors will see how pretty vegetable gardens can be.

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