Melinda's Garden: Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

Make gift-giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and, in some cases, months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything.

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The Beauty in Nature: Chestnut Oaks and Black Birches

Chestnut oak and black birch trees together dominate dry, rocky slopes and ridge tops in southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as from southern Maine and Ontario to Ohio and Delaware, and along the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia and Alabama.

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The Beauty in Nature: Wildlife on Our House

Sitting on our lawn one evening this summer, I thought about the adaptable wildlife that recently raised young or lived in sheltered places on the outside of our house in a suburban area. These common creatures provided much entertainment and intrigue to us, right at home.

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Discover the Beauty of Double Tulips

Celebrate the National Garden Bureau’s Year of the Tulip in a big way by planting double-flowered tulip varieties this fall for a showy display next spring.

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The Beauty in Nature: Birds Benefitting from Mowing

A few kinds of summering birds that I have watched getting food in southeastern Pennsylvania benefit from lawn mowing in suburban areas and hay cutting in croplands.

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Add Gardening Space, Beauty, and Ease with Elevated Gardens

Elevate your gardens to waist-high level for convenience and easy access. Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck, or any area where a bit of planting space is desired.

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The Beauty in Nature: Nesting Pasture Birds

Southeastern Pennsylvania meadows, dotted with deciduous trees both young and mature, are beautiful farmland habitats.

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The Beauty in Nature: Enchanted Summer Evenings

Sunny summer evenings in southeastern Pennsylvania are enchanting and become more so as summer progresses.

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Farmers Market Program Returning for 2018

The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging will again be the distributing agency for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks in 2018.

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