Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weekly News, 03.08.22

    Hi friends, I hope that you’ve found some peace out in the garden or in nature lately. The recent warmer temps led me to do some early spring clean up in the garden. There is quite a mess after winter, including broken tree limbs and branches, uneven ground from thawing...

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  • Weekly News, 02.08.22

    Have you been outside taking walks lately, exploring the beauty of wintertime? I know, I know, it’s winter! It’s cold! Well I hope that doesn’t stop you. I recently bundled up to walk around our landscape to admire the winter interest of our perennials, trees and shrubs. Snow pants, snow...

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  • Weekly News, 01.11.22

    Happy New Year Plant Friends, This time of year, especially for us gardeners, we’re spending a little more time “being” and less time “doing” things, aren’t we? The days are short and the plants in the garden don’t need us so much right now. One writer, Mandy Arioto, describes this...

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  • Weekly News, 12.07.21

    I got to get creative doing my winter containers at home on Sunday, and it was so much fun! It almost didn’t happen because the day was busy and by the time I gathered everything that I needed, it was getting dark. I tried to go faster, because I REALLY...

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  • Weekly News, 12.1.21

    I am one that likes to enjoy the season while we’re actually in the season. I don’t like to jump ahead and rush things. In the summer, I just want to soak in all that is happening and not think about buying Halloween candy or back to school supplies yet,...

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  • Weekly News, 11.22.21

    There’s something special about working with your hands and creating something beautiful from nothing. During the holiday season, our goal is to help you to enjoy that magic. One way we aim to do that is through our workshops. It’s so much fun to set out all of the materials,...

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  • Weekly News, 11.16.21

    Hello, In between the hard work and challenges of life, it’s nice to have reasons to celebrate. At our staff meeting last week, we celebrated our first place win in the Observer-Reporter’s Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards for “Best Garden Center”! We’ve been nominated in this category and made...

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  • Weekly News, 11.09.21

    Hi there, One of our Core Values here at Bedner’s is Education. Our goal is to always be learning and growing, so that we can maintain the level of excellence that we aspire to, and then share our knowledge with the community. In order to “add things to this world”,...

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  • Weekly News, 10.26.21

    Hello, Things don’t always go as we planned, do they? My personality is such that I need to have a plan, a vision, a north star. As much as I plan though, I am learning to let go, move on, and make the most of it when my plans fall...

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  • Weekly News, 10.12.21

    Hi friends, Have you been outside enjoying nature much lately? I can’t get enough of it these days. I know that I need it for my mind, body and soul to recuperate and heal from life. As Florence Williams says, “we benefit cognitively and psychologically from having trees, bodies of...

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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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