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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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More Winning Perennials

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Plant breeders strive to introduce the shiniest, ‘must have’ perennial. We are lucky to be able to share The Perennial Diva’s current picks of promising plants. Stephanie Cohen says it’s getting more and more difficult to pick winners and losers. She’s brave and kind enough to offer a few suggestions here

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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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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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Since we can't plant anything else…

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We can’t grow anything else now… why not rice? And if you think you read a little disappointment in my tone, you’re right. I’m down right bummed about the start of this growing season.

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Chicks from Scrambled Eggs?

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The fertile hatching chicken eggs arrived intact, but the promise of the shipped eggs seems broken.

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Punk Rock and P. Allen

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Miss Perpetual Garden Wrong is incredibly flattered to be invited to meet Mr. Perennial Garden Right.

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Sculpture in the Garden

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Garden art is a crucial element in any successful garden; whether a custom piece created by the gardener, a piece of whimsy found at your local discount store, or a piece created by an award winning artist. Dan Witmer is one such artist, based in Lancaster County, PA, has won several “Best of Show” and […]

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