Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • 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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  • Favorite Plants and Why

    Last week we shared that one of our favorite plants is the passion flower vine, and we asked to hear from you about what YOUR favorite plant is and why. We always love a fun giveaway, so we chose a lucky winner from the responses to win a $25 Bedner’s

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  • Weekly News, 04.12.22

    Do you have a favorite plant or flower that holds special meaning in your life? A favorite plant of Russ and I is the passion flower vine. We had a huge passion flower hanging basket on the second floor deck of our first apartment in Carnegie, over twenty years ago.

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  • Houseplant of the Month: African Violets

    African violets are one of the world’s most popular houseplants and for good reason. They were first documented to have arrived in the United States in 1894. They are nostalgic for many of us who remember mom or grandma taking care of these dainty beauties. The African violet makes a

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  • April Gardening Checklist

    1. Plan for Next Year’s Spring Blooms Since you have to plant the bulbs for spring flowering plants in the fall, such as daffodils or hyacinths, take notes while your ideas are fresh. Whether you are starting from scratch or want to add to your collection, plan ahead now. Write

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  • Weekly News, 03.22.22

    Before I fell in love with the horticulture industry, my dream was to work in education. I considered teaching at first, and later decided on school counseling. As I worked for the family business while finishing my masters in education at Duquesne, the farm and greenhouses were pulling me in.

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  • Love for the Lenten Rose

    Along with crocus and daffodils, perennial hellebore flowers are some of the very first garden blooms of the season. Their buttercup-type flowers delight us during the period of time leading to Easter, called Lent, hence the common name of Lenten Rose. If you’re new to gardening or you want a

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  • Early Spring Container Gardens

    In the Pittsburgh area, we’re all anxious to get started with colorful annuals in the spring. However, there is still a risk of frost until about mid-May in our area, so you want to wait until at least the end of April to plant tropicals like hibiscus or mandavillea, for

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