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To Water or Not to Water, That is the Question

The best time, way and frequency to water during dry spells Well, it has been quite a hot summer so far. Have there really been six heat waves in southeastern PA? I’ve lost count... but that is what I overheard on the news report the other day. The few summer thunderstorms passing through have...

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Are Japanese Beetles Bugging You?

Japanese beetles have been chewing their way through roses in several parts of the country this summer. If you are having trouble with these annoying pests, take a look at this short video for some helpful hints on dealing with the problem.

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Knock Out® Roses Make Great Hedges!

For something out of the ordinary, try mass planting Knock Out® Roses to form a “hedge.” Make sure you plant each rose 3 feet away from the center of the one next to it to allow for good air circulation and room to grow. Prune in the spring to maintain the desired height. These photos should give...

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Pest Peeves!

Pests can be such…well….PESTS in the garden. I mean, you go through all the work of picking the right plant for a location, nurturing it, watering it, trimming it, feeding it (maybe sometimes talking to it) only to find that now it’s being attacked by something. Some of us are thinking Kill Kill...

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Checking the Condition of Your Soil

Let’s start at the very beginning - a very good place to start - when you are learning to read, you begin with ABC. When you garden, you begin with soil! Checking the condition of your soil and amending it is probably the most important thing you can do that will determine your gardening success...

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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato Steeple

Following the trend to “grow your own” coupled with a desire to provide my family with fresh, organic produce, a few years ago we designed and built a vegetable garden. Because my husband is a builder and he approaches everything with a blueprint and his tool bag, we couldn’t have had just a few...

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Sunshine Daydream and No-Spray Organic Gardening

Sunshine Daydream is our 2012 AARS (All-American Rose Selections®) winner. This means it out-performed all the other roses entered and trialed in 20 different gardens across the country under no-spray conditions for a period of two years. Sunshine Daydream is a full flowered, butter-yellow colored...

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