Category Archives: Plants

Potted plants are doing the backstroke!

After almost two days of rain, the potted plants on our back patio are just about doing the backstroke. October is turning out to be the most fickle month for yard work. Remember the October snowstorm? And now the October … Continue reading

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Garden Club of York wins state award

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

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Trees on fire

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

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Last rose of sharon of summer

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

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Bela Lugosi, buttered popcorn, and cinnamon roll

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

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At long last, a use for zucchini

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

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Garden day for children September 8

 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

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A tour of many gardens in one place

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

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A natural finch feeder

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

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Garden open house at John Rudy park on Saturday, August 11

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

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