Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • Gardening for the Birds

    a natural bird feeder Feeding the birds especially in winter can be more than just putting out a bird feeder. Many birds feed from plants you may already have amongst your perennials, cutting garden or trees via their berries, seeds, or insects they may host. Working to grow natural bird

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  • Houseplant of the Month: Pink Lady Turtle Vine

    Callisia repens ‘Pink Lady‘, also known as tradescantia, is a beautiful houseplant with colorful foliage. The adorably small, variegated leaves may be pink, white or green. This plant grows best in bright, indirect light, and is quite resilient.. perfect for beginners! These compact plants are great on their own in

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  • September Gardening Checklist

    1. Plant perennials September is a great month to plant! In the fall, the ground is warm and roots have plenty of time to get established. Fall also brings cooler air temperatures and more rainfall, which is less stressful on newly planted perennials, trees, or shrubs. 2. Add plants with

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  • Fall Mums, Are They Hardy?

    Easter and spring time has its lilies, Christmas and holiday time has its poinsettias, and the fall season is celebrated with a Chrysanthemum, or mum. While many people use their mums as a seasonal decoration to set out with straw bales and corn stalks, some gardeners like to plant them

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  • Houseplant of the Month: String of Dolphins

    String of Dolphins is a trailing succulent that is characterized by its iconic dolphin-shaped leaves and long hanging tendrils. While they can bloom, these plants are grown for their interesting foliage rather than their flowers. They look great in hanging baskets and vertical gardens, or they can be trained to

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  • Plants for Back to School

    Indoor plants create a happier, calmer space for creative and focused learning. Research shows that students are happier, have less sick days, are more creative, and have higher test scores. Smarty Plants Classrooms with plants improve test scores by 10% or more. Healthier Students Plants in the classroom result in

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  • August Gardening Checklist

    1. Have Fun Observing Insects A variety of insects is a good sign that you have created a great ecosystem in the garden. Not only is your garden providing a place for caterpillars to become butterflies, but the insects are also great food for the birds! 2. Check to See

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  • Houseplant of the Month: Rabbit Foot Fern

    The rabbit’s foot fern plant gets its name from the furry rhizomes that grow on top of the soil and resemble a rabbit’s foot. The rhizomes often grow over the side of the pot, adding an extra dimension to the plant. Functional as well as decorative, the rhizomes absorb moisture

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  • PA Produce Month

    PA Produce Month is a good ol’ celebration of one of Pennsylvania’s shining stars – vegetables! It encourages all Pennsylvanians – consumers, farmers, and the media – to express gratitude, excitement, and pride for 31 days out of the year when many local vegetables are in their prime, August! 8

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  • Weekly News, 08.01.22

    Happy August! A few of us are on the road this week at the National Perennial Plant Symposium, so I’ll keep this brief. Here are a few notes this week: we recently planted up some fresh, colorful container gardens. If you need something fresh to get you through to fall,

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  • Weekly News, 07.26.22

    Hi gardening friends, One of the to-do’s on our July gardening checklist is to visit other gardens. I’ve always loved visiting our customers’ homes to see what you create with the plants that you get from us. I always admire their hard work and come away inspired. Recently I had

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  • Weekly News, 07.20.22

    Hello, Have you been by to pick up some of our fresh produce yet this summer? Did you even know that we grow fresh vegetables? A lot of people visit us in the spring only, and don’t realize that we are here to serve you through other seasons too—summer, fall,

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  • Perennial Plant Spotlight: SunFern™

    Artemesia gmelinii aka SunFern™ Arcadia and SunFern™ Olympia Size: 14-18” tall by 18-24” wide Water: Prefers well-drained soil Hardiness Zones: USDA Zone 4 to Zone 9 SunFern™ is a new plant for 2022 and features soft, ferny foliage that thrives in hot, sunny locations. These durable plants have a shrubby,

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  • Weekly News, 07.12.22

    Hello there, Do you do much reading? My book list from the last few years was mostly on business topics, but recently I read a fun book—The Secret Garden, by Francis Hodgson Burnett. I only came upon it because it was a recommended read aloud for our home school botany

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  • July Gardening Checklist

    1. Freshen Up Container Gardens We grow a fresh crop of colorful annuals just for summertime, perfect for replacing a few plants from spring container gardens as needed. 2. Harvest Vegetables Enjoy the harvest and try new recipes! If you didn’t have the time or space to grow your own

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  • Houseplant of the Month: Porcelain Flower Hoya

    Hoya vines are absolutely stunning indoor plants.  The Hoya climbing vine is easy to care for in most home situations provided they get plenty of indirect light and high humidity. These are long-lived plants that prefer cramped growing conditions. There is no need to prune a Hoya; in fact, the

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  • Weekly News, 06.29.22

    Hi there, I hope that you’ve had some time to be outside and enjoy the garden lately. Watering during the super hot summer days can feel like a chore sometimes, but I try to take in the daily changes and growth whileI’m watering. One recent morning I was frustrated and

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  • 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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