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Backyard composting classes, rain barrel workshops and more from PRC

Backyard composting classes, rain barrel workshops and more from PRC

The Pennsylvania Resources Council can teach you how to compost, use rain barrels and recycle. This is a great organization, take a look at the classes and see that you’ll get a composting bin and rain barrel when completed those classes. PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL ANNOUNCES…

In Doug’s Garden: Making more lilies (hopefully)

In Doug’s Garden: Making more lilies (hopefully)

Planting little bulbs found on a lily plants might lead to many, many more lilies.

Ask Doug: Serviceberry problems, perennial hibiscus and are tomatoes edible after groundhog damage?

Ask Doug: Serviceberry problems, perennial hibiscus and are tomatoes edible after groundhog damage?

Marlene-Hi Doug. My ‘Shadblow’ serviceberry is inundated with small black seed looking creatures under the leaves. The top of the leaves looks a bit scorched. I tried a systemic drench a couple weeks but not much change. What say you? After looking at the photo,…

Thursday 7pm webinar about my trip to Croatia in 2021

Thursday 7pm webinar about my trip to Croatia in 2021

I’ll be hosting a webinar on Thursday at 7 p.m. about the trip I’m taking gardeners on to Croatia in July of 2021. I’ve waited a long time to get this trip on the books as it’s a bucket list location. We’ll be on a…

Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus bulb sale

Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus bulb sale

Below is an email from Joe Hamm who runs an amazing place called Joe Hamm’s Daffodil Hortus in Washington County, Pa. It’s the greatest collection of blooming daffodils in Western Pennsylvania and it’s truly magical to visit. Here’s a story I wrote when I worked…

Poison ivy control tip from gardener is safe and inexpensive

Poison ivy control tip from gardener is safe and inexpensive

This is a great way to garden and stay safe from poison ivy.

China seeds and Christmas in July on PTL

China seeds and Christmas in July on PTL

Here’s what to do if you get a strange seed packet in the mail and celebrate Christmas in July with garden gifts.