About this blogFor a fellow who was brought up in York City, Gordon Freireich has always had a passion for digging dirt – be it in the backyard of his city home when he was a child, or as an adult in his larger suburban York lawn. Join Gordon as he putters around his lawn and garden in an effort to bring order to his grass and flowers. His thoughts and work on his yard go on year-round, not just during the growing season.
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Category Archives: Plants
The Garden Club of York has been presented the “Seeds of Service” award from the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. The award recognizes exemplary volunteer service on the part of the Garden Club of York to the community through its Hanging … Continue reading
It is difficult not to be moved by the wonder and beauty of nature at this time of year. Driving along Concord Road to the post office, I was struck by the brilliance of the red and yellow colors of … Continue reading
Fall has arrived. The last flower on our rose of sharon bush has withered. The meant it was time to trim back the hedge-like bush — again. Rose of sharon plants are just about indestructible. The row along a fence at … Continue reading
Bela Lugosi, buttered popcorn, cinnamon roll, peach magnolia, and fife and drum. No, I’m not settling in for an old horror movie festival. Those are the names of the day lilies we purchased a few weeks ago and picked up … Continue reading
Zucchini has alway been a mystery to me. Except for gaining a lot of points in a game of Scrabble, I don’t have much use for the vegetable. It doesn’t have much taste by itself. At one time I grew … Continue reading
If you want to get your children or grandchildren interested in gardening, September 8 at The York County Annex at Pleasant Acres may be just the ticket. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the theme of the autumn native plant … Continue reading
The Saturday, August 11, garden open house at John Rudy County Park was an opportunity for visitors to see a wide variety of plants and flowers. A project of the York County Penn State Master Gardeners and York County Juvenile … Continue reading
When we planted native plants in our yard last fall, we didn’t know that one of them would attract beautiful yellow finches this summer. But that’s what happened. Now that many of the flowers on the plant — a purple, … Continue reading
Want to see how the experts create and maintain their gardens? On Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the gardens of John Rudy County Park will be open for tours and advice. A project of the York … Continue reading