January: Post-Holiday Outdoor Color

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.” ~ Ward Elliot Hour Winter Color Cardinal Red Twig Dogwood Yellow Twig Dogwood Hellebores Harbor Dwarf PJM Rhododendron Japanese Maple (Sango Kaku) Crape Myrtle w/ Exfoliating Bark Mediterranean Carnea Winterberry (Malvern Public Library) Dried Flower Arrangement Plant of the […]

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November: Giving Thanks for Healthy Horticulture

Tassel Fern (Polystichum)         Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher  storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindraneth Tagor Plant of the Month As winter begins to make its appearance again, we have selectedJapanese tassel fern (Polystichum) as our plant of the month. Native […]

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October: Avoid Cutting Back Which Plants in Autumn?

  Goldenrod   Little Lemon Goldenrod   Lavender   Caryopteris   Buddleia   Red Twig Dogwood   Red Twig Dogwood–Cut Back     “The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.” ~ Helen Hunt Jackson  Plant of the Month    Goldenrod (Solidago) is just perfect for this time […]

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September: Defeating Dry

   Perennial – Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Shrub – Dynamite Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Tree – Eastern Red Bud Cersis canadensis   Xeriscaping   Another Example of Xeriscaping  The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” ~ Wallace Stevens Plant of the Month    We’re taking somewhat of a different approach to our plant of the month for August […]

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August: Garden Pleasure Planning

Daylilies (Hemerocallis) They’re Not Just Orange!              When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.” ~ Chinese proverb Plant of the Month   Our plant on spotlight this month is the Hemerocallis, or daylily. We have found that many […]

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July: Powdery Mildew, Be Gone!

  Knautia macedonica   How can you heal this plant?  Here is the remedy for Powdery Mildew >> In summer landscapes … “As many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” ~ Aldo Leopold Plant […]

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June: A Garden Tour for Summer’s Start!

  Lonicera nitida  ‘Baggesen’s Gold’   Lonicera pileata   Then followed that beautiful season … summer … filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.“ ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Plant of the Month   For May, we would like to highlight Lonicera pileata and Lonicera nitida ’Baggesen’s […]

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May: Outdoor Ornate

  Outdoor Potted Plant, by Custom Gardens Shade Outdoor Potted Plants, by Custom Gardens   Year Round Evergreens and Summer Plants We would like to wish an advanced Happy Mother’s Day to each of you who is a caretaker of gardens, children, or both. A gardener and mother nurture seedlings and babies alike with love–and […]

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March: Sweeps of Color Just Keep Sweeping

“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.” ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth In the News My class in the Horticultural Program at the Barnes Foundation entered the Backyard Deck category of the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show. We were absolutely delighted […]

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Flowering February

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape–the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~ Andrew Wyeth   Plant of the Month February is a wonderful month to highlight kalanchoe. These tiny petaled little wonders display shiny, succulent […]

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