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...