Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • National Pollinator Week

    June 20 – 26 Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health that was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership. It is a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Celebrate with us: Butterfly Buffet

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  • June is Perennial Gardening Month

    This year the Perennial Plant Association has named the Perennial of the Year as Schizachyrium scoparium, or Little Bluestem. Summer through fall, the slender leaves and stems of little bluestem are an ever-changing kaleidoscope of gray-green, blue, pink, purple, copper, mahogany, red, and orange tones. Wispy silver-white seed heads sparkle

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  • June Gardening Checklist

    1. Continue vegetable garden succession plantings Make the most of your space by planting different crops in succession. Once your early season crops are done, you can remove them and replant with summer season crops, then plant again with cool season crops in the late summer or early fall. For

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  • Wise Watering

    Periods of drought, heat waves and rising water bills can make any gardener more interested in saving water. Fortunately, there are many ways you can be water-wise without skimping on the moisture your plants need to thrive.

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  • Weekly News, 06.01.22

    Hello gardening friends, I was excited to come across this quote by EO Wilson – “Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.” It has the same two words that are in our Mission statement: We provide our community with Quality plants, products, services, and experiences that rejuvenate

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  • Houseplant of the Month: Aloe Vera

    Aloe vera is a houseplant that is well known for it’s healing properties. The gel-like substance contained in the leaves is used for everything from skin conditioners to hair rinses. It’s been used medicinally for over 3,500 years, and is one of the most researched plants for natural health. Aloe

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  • Perennial Plant Spotlight: Drops of Jupiter

    Ornamental Oregano ‘Drops of Jupiter’ This beautiful ornamental herb will brighten up your landscape! When planted in full sun, the leaves of ‘Drops of Jupiter’ are chartreuse yellow. Later in the summer, mauve pink flowers are held on purple calyxes. The calyxes hold after the flowers are spent and extend

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  • Weekly News, 05.24.22

    Hello there, I hope that you’ve had some time recently to get in the garden and get your hands dirty! I had so much fun on Saturday night planting over sixty Sunpatiens in my patio pots and landscape beds. This year I decided to plant all seven of my pots

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  • Meet the Staff: Carolyn Blaine

    Carolyn Blaine, Education & Events Coordinator Did you go to college? If so, where and degree? Yes, Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Park and Resource Management and currently working on M.Ed in Environmental Education and M.S. in Park and Resource Management also at Slippery Rock University. How long

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  • Never Forget Gardens

    There is healing and peace in the garden. Growing flowers and other plants is a personal way to honor those living, such as with a new birth; as well as find comfort as we remember our loved ones who have died. This week many of us will follow tradition and

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  • Weekly News, 05.17.22

    Hi there, Who else can’t wait for fresh, homegrown vegetables? Do you grow your own food at home? I wasn’t fortunate to grow up with gardening. My dad had a small vegetable garden for a few years, but I never helped him or learned what he was doing. I got

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  • Vegetable Plant Offerings

    As Ron Finley says, “growing your own food is like printing your own money.” We’re here to help you do that! We grow a large variety of vegetable transplants, including those you’ll find below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and inventory changes daily this time of year,

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  • Weekly News, 05.11.22

    Happy Wednesday Friends, Did you know that just 20 minutes a day in a garden can reduce stress levels? There is even scientific evidence to prove it, such as this one that studied the impact of a hospital garden on burnout among nurses. During the month of May, we are

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  • Perennial Plant Spotlight: Carex

    aka Japanese Sedge Carex is an easy to grow perennial grass with gracefully arching stems. It brings a fine and delicate texture to both landscape beds and container gardens. — grows great in sun, part sun, or shade — a tough, resilient plant that’s low maintenance — so many uses!

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  • Weekly News, 05.03.22

    Hi there, The weather has seemed to finally break and we are in full spring planting mode! The garden center is fully stocked and ready for eager gardeners. The hanging baskets are all beginning to explode with color. Not to put a damper on things, but to be perfectly honest,

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  • Houseplant of the Month: Pilea peperomioides

    Pilea peperomioides is often known as the Friendship Plant because it generously reproduces many “baby” plants that you can give away to friends! The attractive, round leaves are a shiny, dark green and resemble large coins, so some refer to it as a money plant. This easy to grow plant

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  • May Gardening Checklist

    1. Plant tender annuals after last frost Some old timers will wait to plant annuals or summer season vegetable plants until after the last full moon of May. Others swear by waiting until Memorial Day. Our average last frost in the Pittsburgh area is approximately May 15. If you do

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  • Foster Love Collection Drive

    In honor of Mother’s Day and the Moms everywhere who are working hard to raise the next generation, whether they are their biological children or not, we’re doing a collection drive for the Foster Love Project. Please bring your *NEW* donations of twin bedding, pajamas, toys/stuffed animals starting Wednesday, April

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Staff Picks

    Staff Picks for Mother’s Day Gifts Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th this year, and we have a great list of gift ideas for you! Here are some of our Staff’s favorite suggestions for Mom: Erin Cory Pick #1: A hummingbird-themed gift set with a few plants that hummingbirds love,

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  • Weekly News, 04.26.22

    Hello gardening friends, With Arbor Day this Friday, I’m thinking about trees with thanks this week. It was a Horticulture class at CCAC called “Woody Plant Identification” by Joann Hall that really opened me and Russ’ eyes to trees. For years I didn’t always notice or admire the huge catalpa

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