Melinda’s Garden: Preserve Your Garden Produce for Delicious Winter Meals

All your hard work is paying off with a bountiful harvest. Fresh produce is filling your garden, countertops, and refrigerator while the garden keeps producing more.

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The Beauty in Nature: Predators on Our Lawn

I remember at least four kinds of predatory animals having killed and eaten other, smaller creatures on our suburban lawn.

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The Beauty in Nature: Mother Mink

One sunny spring morning a few years ago, I had the thrill of seeing a beautiful, supple mink, with a mouse in its mouth, dash gracefully across a park lawn and down a woodchuck hole along the Cocalico Creek.

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Melinda’s Garden: Bring in the Birds with These Winning Plant Varieties

Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You’ll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds. Best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean.

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The Beauty in Nature: Sycamore Apartments

Sycamore trees commonly grow along creeks and rivers through much of the United States, including here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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The Beauty in Nature: Nesting Along Woodland Streams

At least four kinds of small birds raise young along the shores of clear-running woodland streams in southeastern Pennsylvania, as elsewhere in the eastern United States.

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The Beauty in Nature: Common Lawn Flowers

Some short-grass lawns in southeastern Pennsylvania are made attractive and interesting with a variety of adaptable, flowering plants close to the ground.

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Melinda’s Garden: Lush Peonies Add Beauty and Fragrance to Early-Summer Gardens

Set aside a sunny spot in your garden or landscape for a few easy-care, herbaceous peonies.

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Melinda’s Garden: Early Spring Prep for a Beautiful Summer Garden

As winter fades into spring, gardeners can’t wait to get busy in the garden. Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses, and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks.

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