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Avid Gardner: Tips for Growing Herbs in Containers
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Avid Gardner: Tips for Growing Herbs in Containers
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
It’s easy to love herbs. All those romanticized portrayals of them spell allure, whether it’s in kitchen gardens surrounded by white picket fences glimpsed through back doors, standing at attention in terra cotta pots on a windowsill, or hanging neatly in small tidy bunches drying for later use. [Read More]
Avid Gardner: Tips for growing herbs in containers Avid Gardner: Tips for growing herbs in containers
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
It’s easy to love herbs. All those romanticized portrayals of them spell allure, whether it’s in kitchen gardens surrounded by white picket fences glimpsed through back doors, standing at attention in terra cotta pots on a windowsill, or hanging neatly in small tidy bunches drying for [Read More]
Small-space gardening with compact plants Small-space gardening with compact plants
8 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Today’s gardening needs have changed dramatically. Where once families may have lived in suburban lots with outdoor space for generous vegetable and flower gardens, today they might be living in a large house sandwiched on a small lot or an apartment, townhome or condo with a tiny yard or none [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Growing into Spring
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The Avid Gardener: Growing into Spring
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
In getting set up for the new season, April tasks will definitely include raking matted leaves, collecting loose brush, digging and including new soil for any new beds, as well as scrubbing accessories like birdhouses, feeders, baths, and fountains. It also means turning on hoses, cleaning pots and [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Growing into spring The Avid Gardener: Growing into spring
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.” Henry Van Dyke The name for the fourth month, April, derives from the Greek word for “opening.” This could refer to the opening or blossoming of flowers and trees this month, but it could just as [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Escape to the Orchid Show The Avid Gardener: Escape to the Orchid Show
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
The Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society will hold its 54th annual Orchid Show at Penn State’s Snider Ag Arena this Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This promises to be an ideal escape for the first weekend of spring with tropical colors in abundance. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Master Gardener Hotline Offers Solutions The Avid Gardener: Master Gardener Hotline Offers Solutions
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
There are times when “patient labor and attention” are not enough. Sometimes, practical research-based knowledge is necessary to solve a gardening problem or answer a question. That’s where the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Garden Hotline can help. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Master gardener hotline offers solutions The Avid Gardener: Master gardener hotline offers solutions
67 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
There are times when “patient labor and attention” are not enough. Sometimes, practical research-based knowledge is necessary to solve a gardening problem or answer a question.  That’s where the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Garden Hotline can help. Started in 2009 as [Read More]
The Avid Gardner: Orchid Show a Premier Event for Growers and Collectors The Avid Gardner: Orchid Show a Premier Event for Growers and Collectors
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
The Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society will hold its 53rd annual Orchid Show from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Penn State’s Snider Ag Arena. [Read More]
Plant Scientist Offers Fruit Tree Pruning Tips Plant Scientist Offers Fruit Tree Pruning Tips
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
To prune or not to prune is a continuing dilemma that gardening enthusiasts from professionals to home gardeners have to deal with every growing season. [Read More]
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