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The Avid Gardener: Dealing with the climate changes in our backyards The Avid Gardener: Dealing with the climate changes in our backyards
8 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Try as we might, there is no escaping the present discussions on climate change. According to a recent Fine Gardening Magazine article authored by Dr. Bert Cregg, an associate professor in Michigan State University’s horticulture department, it is well documented that since the Industrial Revoluti [Read More]
The Avid Gardner: Flowers Play Central Role in Memorial Day
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The Avid Gardner: Flowers Play Central Role in Memorial Day
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lora Gauss
There are few national holidays that evoke as reverent a response as our Memorial Day, for there are not many among us who are untouched by war. [Read More]
The Avid Gardner: Flowers play central role in Memorial Day The Avid Gardner: Flowers play central role in Memorial Day
13 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
“We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led; It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies.”  -- Moina Michael There are few national holidays that evoke as reverent a response as our Memorial Day, for there are not many among us who are [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Welcome Frogs of All Varieties
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The Avid Gardener: Welcome Frogs of All Varieties
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
If the frog of your imagination is a smooth-skinned amphibian that hangs out in moist areas of the garden, you’d be right, but it isn’t the only one. There is another type of lesser-known frog — the flower frog. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Welcome frogs of all varieties The Avid Gardener: Welcome frogs of all varieties
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
If the frog of your imagination is a smooth-skinned amphibian that hangs out in moist areas of the garden, you’d be right, but it isn’t the only one. There is another type of lesser-known frog — the flower frog. This frog is a bouquet-arranging tool with holes or pins. It holds [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Adding to the Spring Palette
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The Avid Gardener: Adding to the Spring Palette
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
No matter what level of expertise a gardener may have, with tenacity and patience there are always small victories that add to competence and boost confidence. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Adding to the spring palette The Avid Gardener: Adding to the spring palette
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
“All gardening is landscape painting.”  -- Alexander Pope Not all artwork is meant for public display. I own a beach-inspired painting of grasses that hangs discretely in my garden shed, created during a paint-and-sip event with friends. A glass of merlot may have decreased [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: April is Time for Cleanup, Change
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The Avid Gardener: April is Time for Cleanup, Change
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Finally, the dreary sameness of winter is giving way to the most welcome burst of color called spring. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: April is time for cleanup, change The Avid Gardener: April is time for cleanup, change
21 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Finally, the dreary sameness of winter is giving way to the most welcome burst of color called spring. Bulbs like daffodils, tulips and alliums are beginning to peek through the soil’s crust at my house, delayed by the late March arrival of cold and snow in Philipsburg and the rest of the [Read More]
Avid Gardener: Japanese cherry trees are a national treasure   Avid Gardener: Japanese cherry trees are a national treasure
23 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough.” — A.E. Housman For many, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., sponsored each year by the National Park Service, heralds the beginning of spring. This year it will be a month-long [Read More]
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