Planting Pots and Baskets
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments

      There is a lot of sound advice available for planting pots window boxes and hanging baskets but some of it is only learned by trial and error. Preparing the pot is important. Preparing it to suit its location and your life style is even more important. Of course you want a planter that had adequate...

      The Peanut… Arachis hypogaea
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        At the Girl Scout program one of the young ladies shared the information that a banana was a berry and a strawberry was not. Then Nancy asked the fatal question, “What is a peanut”. That is an interesting question for a peanut is not a nut and it has one of the weirdest growth...

      Angelonia
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      While the Penn State trials are slow to be put on line, information on one annual evaluated in the 2014 trials found its way into an article out of University Park. The point of the article was that all new plants aren’t necessarily the best of the species. Frequently, the older plants in the trials...

      Penn State Trial Gardens
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: gardens

      Most gardeners put in some annuals every year. Many of us use them in borders, either by themselves or in combination with perennials, to lengthen the flowering season and to add all season color to perennial borders. They go into baskets, large pots and window boxes. Most of the time we buy what is on...

      2015 Annual Plant Sale
      By lavender at May. 4. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      The  Down to Earth Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale Friday, May 22 from 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 from 7:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The sale will be held at BMP Systems, Inc. 1263 Maple Ave. This near the intersection of Maple Ave. and Shaffer Road. We are a...


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