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PA Herb & Garden Festival – York, PA


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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Perennials that Wow the Crowd

Kniphofia ‘Echo Mango’

As Spring nears, there’s no better time to showcase the newest stars of the perennial world. What makes certain plants stand out as they walk down the red carpet and into your garden? The Perennial Diva Stephenie Cohen gives the play by play as the stars strut their stuff.

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Plant and Punk Love Connections


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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Outdoor Living Extravaganza


Over time, I’ve found attending seminars is a fab way to learn a whole lot while connecting with other gardeners. If you’re interested in learning from people who make their living growing, check out the Outdoor Living Extravaganza, by Proven Winners in DC on April 21st.

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Proven Winners Garden Gurus


Starting today, I will be one of several Garden Gurus working with Proven Winners. I am honored to be part of Proven Winners family.

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Diggin' the Natives: Pycnanthemum muticum


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


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)


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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The Envelope Please! The Winner is—–


Every year new perennials tempt customers to buy them. Some become instant successes, others never achieve notoriety, and some really bad plants hang around forever. It gets more and more difficult to pick the winners and losers. I am either brave or foolhardy for attempting to do this. Let’s have a drum roll. We are […]

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Autumn Garden Late Show


An addition of a few plants can up the interest in your autumn garden well into the season. Perennials like Amsonia and Tricyrtis, and Anenome, as well as annuals that did cool temperatures or rely on foliage for interest, keep your gardens rocking even after Halloween.

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