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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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Yup. Knee-high it is

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Three sister method of planting works brilliantly. Corn, beans and squash growing together, in my experience this year, proves very successful.

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Garden Goofs 2009

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If Thomas Jefferson couldn’t perfect vegetable growing, I can’t fault myself too much for still making mistakes. Here are my top seven blunders of 2009.

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Falling for Fowls

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“All this for an egg?” Grumped my husband. It’s really not about the eggs.

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Symphony in their Garden

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To keep harmony but ensure that funky rythyms run thoughout, Holly and Carl Socolow, of Camp Hill, PA, studiously mix texture and sizes of leaves and flowers while avoiding sudden changes.

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