How to Recognize, Respect, and Reduce Poison Ivy

How to Recognize, Respect, and Reduce Poison Ivy

Did you know that humans are pretty much the only animals who get severe skin reactions from Poison Ivy? Many ...
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Turn Your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Turn Your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

For those of you wanting to commit further to helping the ecosystem, consider certifying your garden as a haven for ...
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Meet the Mushrooms, Episode Two: Giant Puffballs

Meet the Mushrooms, Episode Two: Giant Puffballs

While lots of fungi are very small, in some cases too small to see, today’s spotlight mushroom is hard to ...
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Autumn Dos and Don'ts for Healthier Plants and Fewer Weeds Next Spring

Autumn Dos and Don’ts for Healthier Plants and Fewer Weeds Next Spring

Do Don’t Lawns Leave the leaves (after chopping up with leaf mulcher or lawn mower) Kick ‘em to the curb ...
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Meet the Mushrooms, Episode One: Chicken of the Woods

Meet the Mushrooms, Episode One: Chicken of the Woods

Ahh, autumn! The leaves crunching underfoot, the crisp and chilly morning air, the pumpkin-everything-everywhere, and—what’s that huge cluster of orange ...
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Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly

Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly

Have you heard about the latest insect invaders? They reproduce in very large numbers, and swarms can cover entire tree ...
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How to have happy houseplants

How to have happy houseplants

Do you have a houseplant that seems unhappy? Trust your gut. If the plant looks like it's struggling, it probably ...
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Gardener's to do list for late spring

Gardener’s to do list for late spring

This post originally appeared in the Penn State Extension Master Gardener's blog. All vegetable gardeners want a successful harvest, and ...
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Attracting beneficial insects

Attracting beneficial insects

In order to see more butterflies in your garden and to ensure good (bee) pollination for your vegetables, plant natives ...
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I love composting

I love composting

I love composting. I mean I really love composting. Every part of the composting process makes me so deeply happy, ...
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