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Jennings Meeting and Program

08/03/2022 13:51
We had thirteen members participate in our August meeting and program at Jennings Environmental Education Center. We had a beautiful sunny day, a large pavilion with a prairie view and our speaker Brandi Miller-Parrish to make the day perfect. Thanks Brandi!   After her talk, Brandi led us...

Cut and Come Again Zinnias

07/31/2022 17:02
Cut And Come Again Zinnias  by Julie Barnes  In hot, hot weather heat-and-drought-tolerant Zinnias are always dependable. Thriving in sunny locations with low humidity and sparse rainfall, these annuals liven up gardens flaunting every color imaginable, except for blue, in an array of...

August Message

07/31/2022 16:13
Greetings Garden Friends,  Who needed a park picnic when we had a beautiful parklike setting at Sue and Dave Auman’s home? A heartfelt thank you goes to Sue and Dave for hosting us on their spacious property and to those who brought delicious food, a lovely centerpiece and donations of plants...

July Horti-therapy

07/18/2022 16:43
Residents of Wexford House enjoyed creating arrangements with Silk flowers and STICKERS! Good work Jessie!  

July Picnic

07/06/2022 16:41
Here we are enjoying the natural shaded section of Sue's yard during our meeting time! Thanks Sue!  

Butterflies of Pennsylvania

07/01/2022 22:48
Butterflies of Pennsylvania By Karin Bolchazy   A total of 146 species of butterflies have been reported in Pennsylvania, according to Penn State Extension. About 24 have been documented only a few times in the state and might best be considered rare visitors.  Butterflies range from the...

July Message

07/01/2022 22:41
Greetings Garden Friends,  Summer is officially here. The days are longest and the nights shortest. In this commemorative month of our nation’s birth I must first reflect on the moving District IX Blue Star Memorial dedication ceremony recently performed in North Boundary Park, Cranberry...

Pileated Woodpecker

06/01/2022 09:20
PILEATED WOODPECKER by Karin Bolcshazy  I had never seen a pileated woodpecker until I moved to Franklin Park, and I was awed by its size and beautiful coloring. (“Pileated" refers to the bird's prominent red crest, from the Latin pileatus meaning “capped”.) Since our lot is wooded and...

June Message

06/01/2022 09:15
Greetings Garden Friends,  It looks like we had a productive plant sale despite an oppressively hot day. Talk about a real “trowel” just to remain hydrated. I really appreciated the time and effort provided by members to bring this event together; “Diggums” nurtured to wholesomeness, a bounty...

Mellon Park Field Trip

05/25/2022 21:18
What a wonderful day AND time of year to visit the Mellon Park Walled Garden and Herb gardens. The weather was beautiful and the perennials gave us a show! A special thanks to members of the Herb society who took a break from their clean-up work to talk about the herb sections, rose histrory and...
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