April 1, 2019

Let’s Talk About Mulch

Mulch is a pretty common word – especially in the early Spring, when the weather gets nice and the yard work begins. I would imagine the general public has pretty good understanding of the word. But have you ever read the definition of mulch? The word itself is a noun that, according to Webster Dictionary, […]

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March 14, 2019

Thinking About Spring?

The Susquehanna Valley has gotten quite a bit of snow this winter season, add the blustery wind to that picture and if you are like me – you might be wondering if Spring will ever get here.  Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will be correct and we will have an early Spring.  As you know, with Springtime […]

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February 13, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Potted Plants and Flowers for Valentine’s Day I recently saw a list titled “Reasons I Hate Valentine’s Day”. Which was a little saddening, but also eye opening. How could there be a whole list of reasons why people hate a day that’s supposed to be all about love? After reading the list it made more […]

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March 21, 2018

Get started with your spring yard tasks!

Aaaah Spring is here!  …just kidding!  With another Nor’easter blanketing Central Pa., it means people who were anxious to get their yards cleaned up and prepped for spring, are put on hold!   Some of us are already seeing early spring flowers emerge from the ground, which starts to put us into high gear to get back […]

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July 6, 2017

Summertime flower bed maintenance

Aaahhh…summertime! The long, anticipated arrival of Summer is finally here!  After tending to the flower beds in the Spring, you’ve been waiting for the blooms of Summer to emerge, and most of your summer perennials should be in full bloom by now. Here are some reminders and tips to ensure you get the best out […]

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June 21, 2017

Summer-Time Pollinator Friendly Gardens

Creating a pollinator friendly garden Have you heard about the decline in wild pollinators over the last several years?  Do you love butterflies?  Maybe you just love the look of bright colored, flowering, native plants and shrubs. Either way, pollinator friendly gardens could be the right choice for you! Pollinators play a crucial role in […]

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March 31, 2017

New home…or not. What is growing in your flower garden?

Identifying springtime flowers The first spring in a new home can be a mystery when it comes to identifying plants in the flower beds. With spring finally here, it’s time to get to work in the yard and taking care of those beds. Let’s face it, we all want to be the envy of the […]

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March 12, 2017

Benefits of Snow in Your Garden

Did Mother Nature just say “JK” to Spring?    This is not the time of year we like to say “Let It Snow”.  Just a few weeks ago we were enjoying a beautiful warm preview to spring!  Just kidding, get ready for Winter Part 2!  While the Daffodils and Crocuses are popping up, the Northeast […]

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February 24, 2017

DIY Yard Spring Clean-up

It’s about that time to get your yard ready for Spring! It’s hard to believe it’s the end of February, and it feels like spring has already arrived with Mother Nature giving us a nice preview! When the first few days of warmth arrives, we are eager to get outside. That is until we see […]

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