Tag: native plants

Perennial Fruits

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As we get more thoughtful about our gardening and become increasingly drawn to produce more of our own food, growing perennial edibles becomes an important next step.  Edible perennial fruits and food grow and spread each year, reduce the amount of spring planting and stand up to the weird weather mood swings we see in […]

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Plants Hate Solitary Confinement

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Ok, I’ve tried. I cannot resist the urge share tidbits of garden wisdom I took home from the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference in Millersville, PA.

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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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Plant and Punk Love Connections

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So it’s Valentines Day.  You might imagine that I’m not thinking about chocolate.  Here’s a nod to both the music and plants I love. What a better time to play matchmaker between punk rock plants and punk rock music? I’m starting with my favorites rather than listing upside down David Letterman style. Each plant here […]

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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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Music Friday; LIVE Green Vendor Village

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Come out this Friday, August 19th to support LIVE Green in Lancaster. Admission is free to this all ages show (families welcome) featuring The Defibulators and Vinegar Creek Constituency. Music begins at 5:30 sharp. Food, beer and wine will be available for sale. In Lancaster Square, 100 block of N. Queen Street, across from Binns Park.

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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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Plants and Education at MAEscapes

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Using native plants in the landscape is vital to the survival of wildlife and the environment of Central Pennsylvania. If you want to know more about using natives in the landscape, attend one or more of the free seminars being offered during the event:

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Native plants- Crucial for Environment

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Landscapes need to be functional for nature. We need to abandon the idea that we are planting purely for the aesthetics of plants. Support these concepts articulated by Doug Tallamy, author of ‘Bringing Nature Home,’ at The annual Manada Conservancy Native Plant Sale is Saturday, May 7th, 2011, at Meadowood Native Plant Nursery.

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