The Annual Garden Walk

This year, the Martha Washington Garden Club is sponsoring the Annual Garden Walk fundraiser with nine gorgeous locations in and around Morrisville, Yardley and Washington Crossing, PA. The date is set for Wednesday, June 7 starting at 10 a.m.; with a rain date of June 8. The $20 entry fee (no credit/debit cards please) willContinue reading “The Annual Garden Walk”

A Nod to Earth Day

As we approach Earth Day, it’s important to reflect on how we can all do our part to care for the planet. One simple and impactful way to make a difference is by composting at home. Simply put, composting is the process of breaking down organic materials, such as food scraps, yard waste, and paper,Continue reading “A Nod to Earth Day”

The History and Tradition of the Easter Lily

Year after year during early spring, we see flowering plants fill the stores. One of these traditional white flowers is the Easter lily, which holds a long-standing tradition in spring as the flower seen in churches and at Easter gatherings. You’ve probably seen this beautiful trumpet-shaped flower, but do you know the flower’s history? TheContinue reading “The History and Tradition of the Easter Lily”

Snowdrops That Fall on My Nose and Eyelashes

Well, that was hardly the case this Winter so far in Southeastern PA. There was almost nary a white flake to be seen. However, now the garden snowdrops are putting on a show as they burst from the brown earth with little pops of white. Snowdrops grow best in cool climates (hardiness zones 3 toContinue reading “Snowdrops That Fall on My Nose and Eyelashes”

Family-Filled Thanksgiving Traditions

The much-anticipated all-American holiday full of tradition with family and friends is nearly upon us. From quirky family favorites to time-honored classics, Thanksgiving traditions often make for the most memorable moments; not just because they’re familiar, but because they serve as reminders of all those you hold dear, or are welcoming into the family’s embrace.Continue reading “Family-Filled Thanksgiving Traditions”

As Autumn Approaches

After arguably the best June in recent memory, our local area endured a hot, dry summer. We gardeners have kept a close—almost obsessive—eye on the weather forecasts hoping Mother Nature will eke out some measurable precipitation. Luckily, some plants thrive as summer heats up. Perhaps you have a few plants that flower through sweltering AugustContinue reading “As Autumn Approaches”

Why Plant Natives?

Though thousands of perennials are available, native perennials have a special role in the garden. By definition, a native Pennsylvania plant is one that grew in Pennsylvania before the European settlers arrived, as opposed to exotic plants which came from other countries after that time period. Natives have many advantages. Because they evolved here, theyContinue reading “Why Plant Natives?”