Posts by Wendy Brister

PA Herb & Garden Festival – York, PA

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The fourteenth annual Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival will be held on April 13 and 14, 2012 at the York Expo Center, Memorial Hall, located at 334 Carlisle Avenue in York. Formerly the Pennsylvania Herb Festival, the event was expanded in 2011 to include more plants and products for gardeners while continuing to offer all […]

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Diggin' the Natives: Pycnanthemum muticum

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Everyone loves pollinator plants, right?  What’s not to love – butterflies, bees, moths and so many others. So, how do you get all these lovlies to your garden?  Plant Pycnanthemum muticum, or Mountain Mint, one of the best native nectar sources for native butterflies! While the pinkish/white flowers in summer are rather small, the showy […]

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Diggin’ the Natives – Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ (Dwarf Ironweed)

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The name is rockin’ but the fun doesn’t stop there!  Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’ is one of the hottest plants on the market right now.  Excellent, clean foliage, dwarf habit, AND purple flowers when nothing else seems to be blooming (in the fall). Many have been “scared” away from New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) due to […]

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Figure Out What's Bugging You

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HACC Harrisburg to offer Entomology Class – Fall 2011

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Music Friday; LIVE Green Vendor Village

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Come out this Friday, August 19th to support LIVE Green in Lancaster. Admission is free to this all ages show (families welcome) featuring The Defibulators and Vinegar Creek Constituency. Music begins at 5:30 sharp. Food, beer and wine will be available for sale. In Lancaster Square, 100 block of N. Queen Street, across from Binns Park.

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Diggin’ the Natives; Scutellaria incana

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I have learned the hard way not to promote a plant until you have grown (killed)it at least once. While I haven’t grown Skullcap for long, it has proven to be a very tough character in a container.

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Mexican Bean Beetles Attack

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Wonder why your bean plant leaves are lace?

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Stop by and chat at PRG Garden!

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Folks often ask to see our gardens. We’d love to share them with you all the time! And we will more and more. But given life and weekends and family and time constraints… we decided to share Wendy’s garden first this coming weekend! Hope to see you!

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Landscape Architect Focuses on Farming, Family

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What have I become? – Horticulturist, Farmer, Educator, Stay-at-Home Mom – You betcha!

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Diggin’ the Natives – Garden Phlox

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It is true, most cultivars of garden phlox do get mildew, however it will not kill the plant. Powdery mildew rarely does. And in this instance height can be a virtue – tuck it behind some shrubs and allow the wonderful flowers to dance in the background.

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