Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • When to Sow Seeds

    First you need to determine when the risk of frost for your area is over. In the Pittsburgh area, our average last frost date in the spring is May 14. After that date, there is always a slight chance of frost, so it’s important to check the forecast for lows...

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  • Weekly Newsletter, 2.25.21

    Hello friends, Warm greetings to you on this sunny, February day. Can we talk about dolls for a second? Russ and I have 8-year-old and 4-year-old girls, so we are learning all about dolls these days. I must say that dolls and their fashion sense are quite a bit different from when I...

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  • Weekly Newsletter, 1.20.21

    Hi there! Our weekly newsletters deferred to monthly for January and February, as there isn’t quite as much news to report when the garden center is closed. However there is still plenty going on behind the scenes to give you a little update. In November my mom, my sisters and...

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  • Weekly Newsletter, 12.16.20

    Hi friends, I’m writing to you later in the day than usual because I had a fun morning outside decorating for winter. Russ stayed with our girls, and I had a blast creating winter arrangements in our huge, stone planters. They are 24″ and 29″ stone pots from Masserelli’s, where...

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  • Weekly Newsletter, 12.9.20

    Hi friends, We still have Christmas trees! Word on the street is that many farms and garden centers are already sold out for the season. How can that be? There are a couple of reasons, and the simple answer is high demand + low supply. Why the high demand? Many of us are home...

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  • Weekly Newsletter, 12.2.20

    Hi there, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! Our store is now stocked with live Christmas trees, wreaths, winter containers, poinsettias, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, gift ideas, and more! Our staff has been busy hand-assembling beautifully decorated porch pots and wreaths. All of the creations we make are misted...

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  • Our First Christmas at Bedner’s

    How to get in the holiday spirit. We need Christmas spirit this year, maybe more than ever. So for the first time, we’ll be busy filling Bedner’s with handmade winter containers and wreaths, bunches of fresh, fragrant greenery, poinsettias and the prettiest Frasier Fir and Concolor White Fir Christmas trees...

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  • Weekly News, 11.18.20

    Happy almost- Thanksgiving! We’re getting in the holiday spirit around here and are loving being open past Halloween. It’s been exciting to see the greenhouse transforming with all of the fresh new plants, products and workshops. There is still so much to see and do in the gardening and plant...

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  • Weekly News, 11.11.20

    Hi friends, I hope that you’ve been able to enjoy the great weather this past week. Russ and I got to have some fun in the garden on Sunday. We cleaned out our container gardens, pulled out annuals from beds, blew leaves… ok that part wasn’t so much the fun...

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  • Challenge Plant Competition!

    Are you up for the challenge? Stay connected with your gardener friends at Bedner’s by purchasing this year’s challenge plant - Streptocarpus ‘Grape Ice’ and growing along with us! Share photos of your plant while you groom it for perfection at our Blue Ribbon Judging Event on April 10th....

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  • Weekly News, 11.4.20

    Recently I mentioned that we had a family photo shoot, and I wanted to share one of our updated family pictures! The last one hanging on Suzi's wall has Hope as a newborn and Ruth nowhere to be found. Even though it can be a challenge to get everyone together,...

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  • Weekly News, 10.28.20

    When was the last time you painted a pumpkin? If it's been awhile, (or never!), I highly recommend visiting us this Saturday between 1-3pm to paint your own. These two were painted by our 7-year old, Hope. I painted one too, though I'm not as creative so I asked google...

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  • Weekly News, 10.21.20

    If you caught our Greenhouse Production Manager's "Meet the Staff" article last week, you saw that her gardening advice was to "plant what makes you happy". Well we've done just that in the recent months by starting a greenhouse produce program. It truly makes me so happy! I am doing a...

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  • Weekly News, 10.14.20

    Aren't the fall colors right now just amazing? Hope's school work is done for the day, and after lunch we are heading out to the Montour Trail to enjoy the leaves and sunshine. It reminds me of a poem that our yoga instructor, Kristen, shared during one of her Yoga...

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  • Christmas 2020

    We need Christmas spirit this year, maybe more than ever. So for the first time, we’ll be busy filling Bedner’s with handmade winter containers and wreaths, bunches of fresh, fragrant greenery, poinsettias and the prettiest Frasier Fir and Concolor White Fir Christmas trees you’ve ever seen. Everything comes from family farms...

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  • Weekly News, 10.7.20

    As I'm typing the screams and laughter of our girls playing outside with Grammy can be heard, and I sit here thankful for grandparents. When we first became parents, I remember a wise friend saying how it "takes a village", and I thought it was a nice saying but I'd...

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  • Weekly News, 9.30.20

    It's been a looonnnnngggg day! We started with a family photo session, which is always interesting and usually a bit stressful honestly. Something seems to go wrong, or we're just not ready in time, or Ruth just. won't. smile. She won't even look at the photographer. Is it just me?...

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  • Weekly News, 9.9.20

    Container Gardens25% OFF 12″ Hanging Baskets25% OFF fall mums not included Upcoming EventsThursday, September 10 @ 6pmFall Gardening with Doug Oster Saturday, September 12 @ 9:30amYoga on the FarmClass held rain or shine in the outdoors, (we practice in a covered pavilion if it rains). There is no registration needed....

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