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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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Gifts for Gardeners 2010

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Many gardeners wholeheartedly support local food initiatives, organic gardening methods and backyard homesteading. Here are some ideas for you for your Holiday gift lists.

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Apple Harvest Fest time!

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Farmers through out South Central PA are harvesting their apple crop.   The rest of us get to celebrate the start of fall with the luscious apples that this area produces. Today, is the New Cumberland Apple Harvest Festival.  My son and I are heading down soon. But next weekend…  is the punk rock Apple Festival […]

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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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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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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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