Scarecrow on Duty-The Fun of Creating a ‘Scarey’ Scarecrow

Scarecrows are fun to create from found materials in all shapes, sizes, and materials! Fabricated from a left over metal trash can and dryer vent pipe, and sheet metal findings from a house installation, my scarecrow was a fixture in my garden. When a recent blog posting of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announcing a scarecrow contest hit my computer, I was …

Brilliant! The Philadelphia Flower Show

Attention Plant Geeks! You still have time to visit the greatest flower show on earth! I just came back from doing my demo of fairy gardens at the Philadelphia Flower Show and took lots of pictures and video.  If you can't make it this year to the show, you are missing a blooming  'Brilliant' show! English …

MANTS Show – The Mid-Atlantic Nurseryman’s Show- Part 1

Everything New (and Old!) in the Gardening World Every year right after New Year's parties have wound down and the confetti is a recent memory, I make my annual pilgrimage to the MANTS Show (Mid-Atlantic Nurseryman's Show) at the Baltimore Convention Center. I look forward with anticipation to see old friends, new ideas or old re-packaged ones, …

Honey Bee Royalty at the Maryland State Fair

Honey Princess 2012 On a hot and muggy afternoon recently, I worked at the MD State Fair in Timonium at the honey booth selling honey products. As a MD beekeeper, you are encouraged to work the fair for a shift to help our group, the Central MD Beekeepers Association, sell members honey. While there, I got to meet …

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