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One Garden Book is Not Like the Others

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Amanda Thomsen has written a wonderfully fun and educational romp of a garden book called’; “Kiss My Aster; A Gardening Guide to Creating A Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You. ”

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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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My Father’s Garden; Gardening is Life

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In his youth, he valiantly defended our country and earned two purple hearts. He next grew a family and a career including overseas service. Bruce Malmont believed that life is a garden. He created his own dreams, his own life while constantly cultivating love in the hearts of his family. Finally, he was able to spend time in his own garden. His son, Jason, remembers his amazing life.

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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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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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Garden Makeover Tips; Video2

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Action highlights include Wendy offering great ideas for gathering hardscape materials on a budget and Erica single-handedly protecting edibles from an onslaught of rampant weeds. Me? I dig some holes.

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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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