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Community Garden Bulldozed

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In a cash-strapped, drug and crime-ridden city, the first thing you want to get rid of is a community garden.  Right? Harrisburg City Council President Wanda Williams apparently thought so. On the order of Williams, and with zero warning, Harrisburg City Public Works Department bulldozers turned under a community garden plot in the Harrisburg neighborhood […]

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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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Figure Out What's Bugging You

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HACC Harrisburg to offer Entomology Class – Fall 2011

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Stop by and chat at PRG Garden!

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Folks often ask to see our gardens. We’d love to share them with you all the time! And we will more and more. But given life and weekends and family and time constraints… we decided to share Wendy’s garden first this coming weekend! Hope to see you!

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Cumberland County Master Gardeners Tour!

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Enjoy the gardens of the Cumberland County Master Gardeners this Sunday! I wish I could be there. Share images with us if you can make it!

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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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