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Add long-lasting beauty and pollinator appeal to your garden with this year’s Perennial Plant of the Year, Jeana garden phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’).

A stroll around any residential area is likely to reveal many viburnums in the landscape. Collectively, they have been a popular shrub for more than 100 years.

When you consider a garden, do you think of flat spaces? Vertical interest in a garden — whether from pergolas, arbors, or other support structures and features — provides a second visual plane for the gardener to explore and opens a trove of different plant materials from which to pick.

The Trevose Horticultural Society will stage its 101st National Garden Club Standard Flower Show “Bee Inspired” on Aug. 23-24 at St. Ephrem Catholic Church in Bensalem.

Patios make a summer spash

Whether you want a cozy spot for morning coffee or a span large enough to host a crowd, patios are a great way to extend outdoor living spaces.

The antique glass that glows green

Many antique lovers ask me about glass of all types: Murano, Depression, EAPG, American Brilliant, Pyrex, and the list goes on. One of the most popular and exciting glass types for collectors is uranium glass. I like to call it “the green glass that glows.”

Moving is stressful. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, moving across town, across the country — or to another part of the world — planning and solid preparation pay high dividends when it comes to moving to your next home destination.

For when a deck is in the cards

Twilight, sunrise, sunset and into the evening hours, an attractive, well-appointed and furnished deck extends your home’s seasonal living space.

In honor of National Pollinator Month, here are five ways to support backyard pollinators, courtesy of the TurfMutt Foundation, created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.

From fountains and basins to small ponds and gazing pools, outdoor water features can bring a Zen quality to the landscape.

Grow fast, fun and easy microgreens

Have fun growing some delicious and nutritious microgreens on your kitchen counter, in a sunny window or under lights any time of the year.

The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, in collaboration with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, will host a free Pollinator Party at the Pennypacker Mills historic site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Aqua Pennsylvania have announced $210,000 in tree-planting grants to local environmental groups under the renamed “Trees for Watersheds” program.

Bucks Beautiful’s 29th Kitchen & Garden Tour highlighted six properties in Bucks County.

The “Reel” Garden Party in support of the historic Newtown Theatre will return on Thursday, June 27, at the home of Ernie and Rebecca Bancroft in Newtown Borough.

Emily Thompson looks to the state of New Jersey for her artistic inspiration. Where others see only ugliness and blight this artist finds beauty and a never-ending supply of compelling subjects: industrial scenes, roadside architecture and vintage signage, old bowling alleys, motels and diners.

Business was brisk on Saturday morning, May 11, for the Third Annual Native Plant Sale at Hansell Park Pavilion in Buckingham.

Get ready for the great outdoors

Whether you have an outdoor play area for the kids or comfortable living room spaces with sofas, chairs, chaises and cushions, creating space to enjoy the great outdoors is a hallmark of warm weather in Bucks County.

Solebury School held its annual reunion weekend from May 3-5.

On Saturday, June 15, the Bucks County Branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association (WNF&GA), in partnership with Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (the Preserve), will feature five Doylestown area residential gardens on a unique and educational “Designed for Nature” Garden Tour.

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