Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • Autumn: Why Plant Now?

    Although many gardeners plant trees and shrubs in the spring, knowledgeable gardeners plant in the fall to take advantage of all this fabulous season has to offer. But why is fall planting better than spring planting? Stress ReductionTransplanting causes stress as plants are removed from containers, balls or established locations

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  • Garden Tour 2021: Garden #3

    Lisa’s love for plants and gardening is very much a part of her daily life, even in the winter. Her passion began at their previous home, where they lived for twenty years. After raising four children, she began to pursue her interests further by completing the Master Gardener certification and

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  • Garden Tour 2021: Garden #2

    Michele has been gardening since she was a child. She had the opportunity to help on her family’s farm and the love of growing plants and food stuck with her. Her aunt’s love of gardening had also inspired her. “I loved the magic that she was able to produce in

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  • Garden Tour 2021: Garden #1

    Our first stop for our Garden Tour was at Debbie and Phil’s house in Castle Shannon. They are both retired and have lived at the residence for 45 years. Together, they’ve done almost everything themselves, including the paver walkways, gates and picket fence. Their garden space gives them both joy

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  • Weekly News, 8.4.21

    Hello there, I just love how gardening and nature bring us together. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting three local residences for my Garden Tour 2021 and I’m excited to share what I learned with you. It’s so much fun to see the unique creativity of other’s home gardens, as well as

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  • Weekly News, 7.21.21

    Hi Friends, What lights you up? What do you love that makes your heart beat faster? Do you get enough of “it”? If not, why not? For Russ and I, it’s our business. We love what we do. This month we’ve attended two industry events and have had the privilege of

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  • Weekly News, 6.23.21

    Happy National Pollinator Week! Sometimes it’s hard to see the impact we’re making from our efforts to do good, whether in the garden or in life. Yet “little strokes fell great oaks” as Benjamin Franklin once said, and we will eventually see the fruits of our labor. With the 4th of July

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  • Weekly News, 6.9.21

    Hello plant lover friends, Gardening is a long term goal, right? It’s never one-and-done, or just a one-week or one-year project. We have gardening goals for life. When Russ and I plant trees, we dream of seeing them in 20-30 years, or we envision or kids or grandkids enjoying them someday. It’s

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  • Weekly News, 6.2.21

    Hi friends, I love yoga. I love yoga outdoors, in nature even better. I love it because is slows me down. It’s a chance to let go and let my soul catch up from the fast pace of life. A chance to meditate and focus on deep breathing. A chance

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  • Weekly News, 5.26.21

    Hello there, Recently I shared the quote by Robert Heinlein, “When one teaches, two learn.” I’ve been homeschooling our daughter Hope since January, so this quote really resonates with me. As I’m teaching her, I’m learning so much and loving it! I never would have thought that I would, (or could

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  • Weekly News, 5.17.21

    Hello gardening friends, Anybody looking for some relaxation? I don’t know what you have going on in your life right now. We all have our struggles, stresses, and times that are more hectic than others. Working in a garden center in the spring time is one of those more hectic

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  • Plant Spotlight: Roses

    Growing shrub roses isn’t just for the seasoned gardener anymore. Newer varieties have been bred to be less susceptible to pest and disease issues, as well as to extend the bloom periods. Roses can fit into any landscape in most climates. Plant them individually as a focal point, among other

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  • Bulbs to Blooms Competition

    Are you up for the challenge? Dahlia bulbs are on sale now through May 31, 2021 for $4.99 each. Get your dahlia planted and tend to it all summer, then bring your best cut flower or arrangement back in to Bedner’s on September 17 or 18. Celebrate with us at

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  • Tomato Plants

    This year we grew 15+ varieties of tomato plants in 4″ pots or 1-gallon pots. From roma and plum tomatoes, to thin-skinned heirlooms, to tiny mouth-sized, and large sandwich tomatoes… we have something for everyone! When you stop by to visit and see the tag that says “Bedner’s Favorites”, those

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  • Weekly News, 5.12.21

    Hi there, Are you one of the 16 million people who just started gardening last year? If so, I hope you had a successful season last year and have come back for more! When I started working here 23 years ago during my summer breaks from college, I knew not. one. thing. about. plants! Russ

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  • Plant Spotlight: Clematis

    Clematis is a climbing perennial vine that is great to grow on fences or a trellis. You can also let it spread as a ground cover with no structure to climb. The following varieties are available for purchase in-store or online with links: Abilene Alaina Andromeda Asao Candida Daniel Deronda

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  • Weekly News, 5.5.21

    Hello! You might have noticed, but I love quotes. In thinking about Mother’s Day coming up, and parenthood in general, the quote by Gretchen Rubin comes to mind, “The days are long but the years are short.” I heard this repeated once or twice in my mom’s group years ago,

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  • Spring Shopping Tips

    The spring season is definitely our busiest at the garden center. There’s so much excitement in the air as we come out from winter hibernation and cabin fever and get gardening again! Additionally, it’s a time of celebration… celebrating Moms, graduations, Memorial Day, and the beginning of summer. Here are

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  • Product Spotlight: Bumper Crop Soil Builder

    We LOVE Bumper Crop Soil Builder! We love it so much that we require that your trees and shrubs are planted with it for our 1-year warranty. It’s full of so much goodness– like shellfish compost; dark, rich earthworm casting, kelp, peat, aged bark, and lobster. The lobster body provides Nitrogen,

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  • Weekly News, 4.28.21

    Hello! If you know us, you know that we’re a little petunia crazy around here. Like any plant nerd, the catalogs come in, and well, we just can’t resist. Our Greenhouse Production Manager and Grower, Erin, carefully selected and grew 44 varieties this year! Maybe that’s too many choices, but hey, the more

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