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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

It's worth the effort it takes to rig supports at planting time for the tall garden plants. Relatively self-reliant standbys such as hollyhocks, cleome, cosmos, and sunflowers are still vulnerable to gusty winds, heavy summer downpours, running kids and dogs or stray flying objects like soccer balls. Tie single-stemmed plants individually. Use green bamboo stakes or equally sturdy sticks long enough to be within six inches of the mature height of the plant after being sunk in the ground 10 or 12 inches. Fasten the stem to the stake with unobtrusive green string or plant ties wrapped first around the stake, then loosely around the stem then back to the stake.

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

  • It's worth the effort it takes to rig supports at planting time for the tall garden plants. Relatively self-reliant standbys such as hollyhocks, cleome, cosmos, and sunflowers are still vulnerable to gusty winds, heavy summer downpours, running kids and dogs or stray flying objects like soccer balls. Tie single-stemmed plants individually. Use green bamboo stakes or equally sturdy sticks long enough to be within six inches of the mature height of the plant after being sunk in the ground 10 or 12 inches. Fasten the stem to the stake with unobtrusive green string or plant ties wrapped first around the stake, then loosely around the stem then back to the stake.