Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • 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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  • 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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