The Garden Workers

"Sun, shadows, passing hours,

Gardens, garden workers, flowers"

Established 1930

Ten Fun Rose Facts
At the January meeting, Garden Workers were delighted to learn ten fun facts about roses. For example, Cleopatra's palace was carpeted in rose petals.

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WINTER IS COMING! November is the time to:

* Plant spring blooming bulbs before the ground freezes.


* Hold off on pruning woody plants (hydrangeas, boxwoods,      lilacs, roses, etc) until late winter so as not to stimulate
   growth now.


* Remove and compost wilted perennials.


* Pick up leaves from grass and use them (whole or
   shredded) as mulch for your garden beds and under trees
   and shrubs.


* Plant spring blooming bulbs before the ground freezes

* Hold off on pruning woody plants (hydrangeas, boxwoods,      lilacs, roses, etc) until late winter so as not to stimulate
   growth now.

* Remove and compost wilted perennials.

* Pick up leaves from grass and use them (whole or
   shredded) as mulch for your garden beds and under trees
   and shrubs.
* Plant spring blooming bulbs before the ground freezes

* Hold off on pruning woody plants (hydrangeas, boxwoods,      lilacs, roses, etc) until late winter so as not to stimulate
   growth now.

* Remove and compost wilted perennials.

* Pick up leaves from grass and use them (whole or
   shredded) as mulch for your garden beds and under trees
   and shrubs.
* Plant spring blooming bulbs before the ground freezes

* Hold off on pruning woody plants (hydrangeas, boxwoods,      lilacs, roses, etc) until late winter so as not to stimulate
   growth now.

* Remove and compost wilted perennials.

* Pick up leaves from grass and use them (whole or
   shredded) as mulch for your garden beds and under trees
   and shrubs.
Chrysanthemums - History and Importance

Lura Wampler made a fascinating report to TGW at the September meeting on Chrysanthemums

Name from Greek chrys = gold and anthos = flower

Member of the Aster family

Click here to read the full report

Native Plant Resources

 At a Garden Workers meeting, Susan Ayres provided a list of some great resources to find information about native plants.  You can use these sites to see if plants you are interested in are native to your area.  

      Google

          PaNativePlantSociety.org  Plant ID;  lists of gardens, arboreta and garden centers 

          extension.psu.edu

          PaFlora.org

          plants.usda.gov

          wildflower.org      

                   Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center – has plant database for North American plants

 

Garden Tips and Tools - Deadheads Pocket Snips - Available at Terrain
Click this link to see a list of Garden Tips and Tools presented by Debbie Gibbons-Neff and Michelle Constable at our April meeting
How to Propagate Plants from Cuttings
Click here to open and or download the tutorial on plant propagation
Gardeners prowl for great plants in Amish country

Lancaster County Nurseries and Markets - read the full article

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Make a day of it!


1. Conestoga Nursery, 310 Reading Rd.,

East Earl, Pa. 17519, 717-445-4076. Sells trees, shrubs, perennials.


2. Horst Farm Market, 582 Reading Rd.,

East Earl, Pa. 17519, 717-445-9514. Sells fruit, vegetables, homemade baked goods.


3. Black Creek Greenhouses, 211 E. Black Creek Rd.,

East Earl, Pa. 17519, 717-445-5046. Sells annuals, perennials, bulbs, vegetable plants, hanging baskets.


4. Briar Rose Greenhouses, 1581 Briertown Rd., East Earl, Pa. 17519, 717-354-2167. Sells annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, tropicals.


5. Martin's Greenhouse, 5489 Division Highway, Narvon, Pa. 17555, 717-354-7546. Sells hellebores, hostas, and other perennials; lettuces; some tropicals.


6. Willow Brook Nursery, 2162 Compass Rd., Honey Brook, Pa., 610-273-7111. Sells annuals, herbs, vegetable and fruit plants, hanging baskets. Cash only.


7. King's Herb Nook, 1060 Compass Rd., Honey Brook, Pa. 19233, 610-273-4583. Sells dried herbs, herb plants, herbal crafts, books, tea, and other products.


8. Route 10 Roadside Market, 941 Compass Rd., Honey Brook, Pa. 19344, 610-273-7793. Sells annuals, fresh produce and fruit, bulk foods, local honey, and other products. Cash only.