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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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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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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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Stop by and chat at PRG Garden!


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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Wine Wizard Neighbors


In the borough of Buzzardville, in side by side stone cottages, there live two artists. They turn English yews into animals and tomatoes into wine.

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Couple Forges Path to Native Plants


Maybe it was the artist in them. Maybe it was a long held appreciation of the beauty of simple. But almost instinctively they understood they could create spectacular terrain around their home and around their impressive native trees, by copying nature, not taming her.

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Asiatica Open House

This Friday, July 17th, there is the first of several open houses at Asiatica which is a mail order nursery which grows specialty plants, primarily Asian.

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Turned into Nature


Today, at Doyle’s farm, birds sing a symphony, actually kinda loud, as Doyle’s peacocks show off their tail feathers and Jackie, as she has for most of her life, tends her plants. Her home is now surrounded by gardens with tall trees and shrubs. Birders travel to her farm to watch the birds she has attracted with her plantings.

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Locating Locally Grown Plants

Flower catalogs are well traveled at a cost to the environment. As are the intensely packaged plants that will arrive on your doorstep at proper planting time if you buy via mail order. With a little of your gardener’s patience, you can reduce your carbon footprint and support local growers by waiting for spring and finding those interesting plants grown locally.

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