Veggies to Plant in September

September 14th, 2021

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of gardening. In fact, September is the perfect time to sow plants that can contribute to your good health and your taste for the exotic. We’re talking dark leafy greens, many of the Asian variety. The slightly cooler September temperatures are ideal for Chinese kale, a plant that can be an alternative to broccoli Read More...

5 Easy Garden Upgrades

July 20th, 2021

Although it’s almost mid-summer, it’s not too  late to create a backyard garden space that’s as beautiful as it is relaxing. Check out this quick video from Beth Allen, owner of DIY Hip Chicks. She offers 5 ways to upgrade your backyard on a budget. Ideas include defining the spaces that are important to your family, like a grilling station, herb garden or seating, and creating a focal point or maybe a garden path Read More...

Spring Gardening Tips

April 15th, 2021

Spring has sprung and that means gardeners are dreaming of summer blooms and fresh veggie harvests. Now’s the time to plan and prep for warm weather color, scents and tastes. Gardening experts Thompson and Morgan offer these Top 10 Tips to prepare your garden, including ordering seeds and bulbs, tidying up flower beds, removing garden pests, moving dormant shrubs and more Read More...

Getting Fit for Fall Cleanup

December 2nd, 2020

Yes, the headline is correct.  You need to be in good shape to survive fall cleanup. That’s because lifting pumpkins, raking leaves, and other autumnal activities can be tough on your body, especially your lower back. Now’s the time to stretch and strengthen those muscles. The Philadelphia Inquirer offers these top tips for staying seasonally safe, with instructions from personal trainer and wellness coach Ashley B Read More...

Raised-Bed Gardening

June 16th, 2020

Backyard vegetable gardening is the latest rage! But if you don’t want to tackle tilling, planting and weeding a full-blown mini farm, a raised-bed garden is the perfect solution. It’s surprisingly easy to accomplish and you’ll love the experience of watching your little sprouts grow into incredible edibles Read More...

The Dreaded SLFs!

September 19th, 2019

The Spotted Lantern Flies are back for another season of terrorizing our local area. Although beautiful in some ways, they are a destructive, invasive pest that threaten many crops and plants, especially fruit trees, grapevines, hops, hardwoods and ornamentals.  These pests can also cause a foul odor, which develops as the SLFs feed on trees and excrete a sugary substance, sometimes called honeydew Read More...

September in the Garden

September 12th, 2019

Summer is over and much of the weeding in hot, sticky weather is behind you.  September is the perfect time to actually enjoy working in your garden! Add gorgeous colors with fall foliage trees or shrubs featuring colorful autumn leaves.  Or, plant chrysanthemums, marigolds, white alyssum, nasturtium, pansies and snapdragons,  flowering kale and flowering cabbage to create a rainbow of shades and brilliant hues Read More...

The Dreaded SLFs are Back

June 25th, 2019

The horrible Spotted Lantern Flies (SLF) are back, and now’s the time to start going after them with every tool in your arsenal. Right now, these nasty creatures have hatched into the nymph stage.  Unless caught and killed, they will grow into the big, ugly black and red bugs that swarmed Southeastern Pennsylvania last summer Read More...

Grow Something Delicious!

May 21st, 2019

Spring plantings bring sensational, summer herbs and veggies. The weather is getting warmer so now’s the time to tend your garden. Be sure you know which plants go in now for an optimum summer harvest. But, that’s just the beginning of planning a perfect plot. You’ll also need to consider how to give your plants enough room to grow, best planting and fertilizing methods, and proper tending to your shoots and seedlings Read More...