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Color Fix at Meadowbrook Farm

Hello fellow readers, I had the privilege of visiting the in-process plants for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Springfest Garden Show. Meadowbrook Farms of Jenkintown PA is major player in propagating plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show as well. My colleague Marty Carson of
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Preservation of the Paulinskill

Hello fellow readers, A friend from Stillwater stumped me when he asked what the plastic tubes are along route 80 and 94. The plastic thingies look like tree tubes of sorts but the mystery is, you can’t see any signs of trees. Curt (my better half) thought the tubes were part of a Sup
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Good Morning Sunshine!

This is the view I enjoyed this morning after the last few days of heavy rain, heat and humidity. Glorious Rays of Sunshine! So grateful…
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Head, Heart, Hands, and Health

Hello fellow readers, Last week wrapped up the 75th annual NJ State Fair held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. In addition to the display gardens of which we were part, there were rides, vendors and food galore; largely not healthful but part of the fun. Best of all was th
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Spring Babies

Hello fellow readers, Mother’s Day ends the risk of frost which triggers our time to plant veggies and annuals plus it’s the time for spring babies. From mid-May through June fawn are born and they are so darn cute; though they grow into our biggest garden dilemma ever! Still, I have
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Fun ways to Test Soil pH

Hello fellow readers, Last week we spoke about the importance of testing your soil’s pH before adding supplements as lawns and different plants require different pH levels. John from Bangor asked how to test his soil. Sure you can buy a pH test probe and there’s the tried and tr
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Lessons from Great Dixter

Hello Fellow Readers, On a recent frigid afternoon, a light dusting underway and uncertainty when the snow could wreak havoc, I joined a hundred and a half other Fergus fans at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Fergus Garett is a gardening rock star of sorts to dig in th
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Planting by the Moon

Hello fellow readers, Did you notice the full moon lighting up our nighttime snow-scape last week? No flashlights are needed. It made me think of planting by the moon’s phases, a practice as old as agriculture. True, it’s primarily based on legend, but there are scientific concepts to
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Seed Fairies

Hello fellow readers, Last week The Press published a wonderful quote by Robert Brault. ‘In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy.’ Turns out the day before it published I happened to speak with the seed fairies at Catherine Dickson Hofman Library in Blairstow
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Here’s to a New Year !

Hello fellow readers, So long 2014. We’ve learned lots from each other. We found Nemo, the analogy of rediscovering Neem Oil – the old tried and true natural alternative to synthetic pesticides that’s not harmful to people, pets or beneficial bugs such as butterflies, bees
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