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Politics of Growing Food

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A suburban gardener in the brimmed hat pushing a wheelbarrow into a vegetable patch may not seem like a political act. But increasingly, it is.

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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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Outdoor Living Extravaganza

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Over time, I’ve found attending seminars is a fab way to learn a whole lot while connecting with other gardeners. If you’re interested in learning from people who make their living growing, check out the Outdoor Living Extravaganza, by Proven Winners in DC on April 21st.

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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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Saving Our Oldest Seed House

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Printed catalogs mixed with new media create hope of rescuing D. Landreth Seed located in New Freedom, PA. Innovation in seed catalogs were one of many firsts the company brought to the business. Now, the catalog may save the company. That, and social media. You can order the catalog on line.

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Bulb Planting Time

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Bulbs are little treasures to be buried, while sugar plum wishes dance in our heads. Garden fantasies about the “hello spring!” display are one of the dreams that pull us through winter.

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Garden Photography from our Community

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Great gardeners and great photographers abound in PA. Here are the winning photographs from the Highland Gardens facebook photo contest. Thanks to photographer Carl Socolow for his help in judging the entries. Enjoy!

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What's New in Plants?

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Plant geeks are drawn to shiny, new plants. Our favorite adventure is growing something we’ve never grown before. So in hopes of encouraging some plant dreaming, here are few new plants that we’re excited about for spring 2011.

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Fertilizer Runoff Harms Watershed

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For Blog Action Day, PRG joins 5,000 other blogs in writing about our most precious resource; Water.

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