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Rwandan Landscaper Shines in PA

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Brought to Pennsylvania by BPeace, Rwandan entrepreneurs spent time with local businesses. BPeace works to mentor businesses in conflict ravaged areas in hopes of spreading peace through jobs and improved economic conditions.

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Local Gardener Gifts, Greetings 2

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Find the best gifts while supporting local business. Here are some of my favorite West Shore haunts that offer great gift options and keep you AWAY from the mall.

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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 Up With My Hydrangea?

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Most hydrangeas flower on the wood they made last year. Which means right after it finished flowering last year, it began making flower buds, which would become this year’s flowers.

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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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Armitage Plant Recommendation Tweets

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Check out Dr. Armitage’s plant recommendations on twitter.

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Camp Hill Tomato Taste

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Individuals entered tomatoes they’d grown to be judged on their flavor. Attendees could also taste tomato varieties and decide which appealed most to them. The idea was to help you find the perfect tomato to grow for your personal preference.

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Locating Locally Grown Plants

Flower catalogs are well traveled at a cost to the environment. As are the intensely packaged plants that will arrive on your doorstep at proper planting time if you buy via mail order. With a little of your gardener’s patience, you can reduce your carbon footprint and support local growers by waiting for spring and finding those interesting plants grown locally.

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