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New to Gardening?

There's a gardener in everyone just waiting to sprout. But how do you start?

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Seed Starting Basics

Winter is a fun time of year for gardeners. We get to browse seed catalogs and web sites and dream of bountiful gardens with never a thought for inconvenient truths like digging or weeding.

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Cut Flower Basics

Use our tips and tricks to have the most beautiful cut flowers for your own arrangements. Start by using flowers that have just opened and include buds as well.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

To quickly apply a layer of mulch across a large vegetable or flowerbed, first cover the plants with empty containers. Pots, boxes, cans, used yogurt containers, bushel baskets, or any other containers will suffice—even garbage cans for larger plants such as freshly planted shrubs and perennials. This way you won't have to worry about smothering the plants with mulch or stepping on them as you spread the mulch in the bed. This also keeps the mulch from piling against the base of each plant, which could result in rot and disease problems. When you're finished applying the mulch, simply remove the containers. Beautiful!

Fordhook Farm

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Fordhook Farm
Doylestown, PA

At Fordhook Farm in Doylestown PA, the historical farm of the Burpee Company, we have a diversity of gardens; mature woodlots with understory shade Perennial gardens, full sun Annual and Perennial gardens, Ornamental gardens with sun and shade, Container gardens, and of course, Vegetable gardens in field rows and in raised beds.  Read more about Fordhook Farm.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • To quickly apply a layer of mulch across a large vegetable or flowerbed, first cover the plants with empty containers. Pots, boxes, cans, used yogurt containers, bushel baskets, or any other containers will suffice—even garbage cans for larger plants such as freshly planted shrubs and perennials. This way you won't have to worry about smothering the plants with mulch or stepping on them as you spread the mulch in the bed. This also keeps the mulch from piling against the base of each plant, which could result in rot and disease problems. When you're finished applying the mulch, simply remove the containers. Beautiful!