Tag: Pennsylvania Gardening

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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Excellent Book on Heirloom Vegetables

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Growing heirloom vegetables opens up an entirely new world of gardening opportunities and adventures. For help navigating this old – new – world, look to Chris McLaughlin’s new book; “ The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Heirloom Vegetables.”

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Witchcrafted Garden

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A witch with a hoe, she is. Secret spells and potions are the only explanation for the robust growth and bloom of Jennifer MacNeill Traylor’s gardens.

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Birthdays, Nurturing and Personal Stuff

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Soul gardening? Does that count as gardening? Laura shares her reasons for laying low while celebrating a milestone in her son’s life. Laura needs a little root nurturing.

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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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Master Gardener Garden Tour

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The gardens are the personal gardens of Penn Sate Master Gardeners. Each garden is different. See a range of things from a no-mow garden to a topiary rabbit. There are herb gardens, veggie gardens and a faerie garden. Each garden also has displays with info to help you become a better gardener.

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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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Diggin' the natives; Carolina Jessamine

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Man, what more could you want? This vine has it ALL! Winter hardy in zone 6. Yellow flowers. Yes, all that and more. This week’s native plant is Carolina Jessamine – Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita.’

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