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  • Bush Plant Swap
    Fall plant swap at Bush Branch Library
    Summer is gone, and fall is in the air, are youlooking for something new to plant in your garden or have a few plants to share with other green thumbs in the Bush area.The St. Tammany Parish Library Bush Branch will host a Fall Plant Swap on...
  • Locally grown food can come from a community garden
    Community gardens provide health and beauty to NYC neighborhoods
    As you walk down a few blocks in Harlem, the East Village, Brooklyn, and select areas of the Bronx and Queens, you may notice some lovingly-tended gardens lush with flowers, vegetables, and other plants. These gardens, entirely tended by residents...
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    The Spokane Goddess Of Photosynthesis
    You may have seen Penny Simonson. She appears on those Spokane early, early morning T.V. shows giving tips to those of us whose plants and gardens do not thrive. Penny is a plant and garden know-it-all with credentials. She works for Washington...
  • Container gardening
    Top five gardening tips for the gardening challenged
    South Carolina offers its residents a lot of options for our long growing season. However, that being said there are challenges that face every garden, no matter where it is located on the map. Here are a few tips to get you started in your garden...
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    Celebrating 4th of July in the Garden: Red, White, & Blue Blooming Perennials, Bulbs and Shrubs
    The Burpee Farm andEstate has the blues - Courtesy of Burpee SeedHappy 4th of July! From the Burpee Estate in Doylestown, to Morris Aboretum in Chestnut Hill, to the outer-reaches of Philadelphia's Main Line, perennials are blooming everywhere....
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    A slideshow of June-blooming perennials - Part 3
    Photography by Joanne TaylorCLICK ON THESE LINKS FOR SUMMER GARDENING INFORMATIONClick here for:Watering the Hot Summer GardenClick here for:Using Seashells in the GardenClick here for:How to Deadhead PerennialsJULY-BLOOMING PERENNIALSClick here...
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    A slideshow of blooming annuals - Part 4
    Ruffled Double PetuniaAgreat variety is still readily available and in high demand at Philadelphia garden centers.Therearestill 3-4 months left to enjoy annual blooms, if there's no hard frost through mid-October here in thePhiladelphia region...
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    The crazy colors of coleus Part 2
    Photography by Joanne Taylor - The rich, textured, beautiful foliage of ColeusColeus are one of the most exquisite annuals you can purchase and its colors and designs are highly collectible. Forget the blooms; thisregal designer annual can make a...
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    Annual Plants 101
    Photography by Joanne Taylor - Mixed MarigoldsYou can always remember what an annual and a perennial are by using the memory by association method. For instance, Betty White is what they call a perennial favorite; she keeps coming back year after...
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    Texture in the garden: The rich, the bold, and the beautiful
    Photography by Joanne Taylor - Hosta -Abiqua Drinking Gourd, up close and personalThere's nothing like it; not even the hottest colored blooms can beat the sophistication and beauty of bold patterns and heavily textured plantsin the garden. A...
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    Textured plants in the garden, continued slideshow
    Photography by Joanne Taylor - Perennial GingerClick here for article (part 1): Texture in the Garden: The rich, the bold, and the beautifulFor more on the textures and colors of coleus: Click hereFor more on textured groundcovers: Click hereStay...
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    How not to grow marijuana
    Just don't do it, it's not worth it.For some avid gardeners and botanists, growing cannabis can be tempting;not so much for the harvest, but for the horticultureand botany experimentation.Yeah, right! Anyway, just don’t do it.InPhiladelphia,...
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    A slideshow of blooming annuals - Part 1
    Two-toned yellow and white petunia-starts out yellow then changes to yellow and white, Photo by J. TaylorAn annual is exactly what its name implies; it’s a plant that must be planted annually. Annuals fill an important niche in the garden...
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    Mother's Day gifts at the garden center
    Photography by Joanne Taylor - Annual Bougainvillea - Blooms March through Sept.Give mom a living and breathing Mother's Day gift that she can take care of but itdoesn't talk back. The next two weekends will be the busiestof the entire year for...
  • Flower Power:  Annuals, perennials, and biennials
    Flower Power: Annuals, perennials, and biennials
    Annual Geraniums love full sun and do well in containers of all kindsGarden centers, home improvement stores, and even the supermarkets are all gearing up for the offical start of the gardeningseason, whichbegins on May 15. Flats of colorful...
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