Category: Going Green

Philadelphia Flower Show Gives A Dose Of Spring Fever

By Kathleen Harvey, AAP Columnist As I write this month’s column, I am recovering from the worst case of the flu I have had in recent memory. Three weeks of coughing, sneezing, and other discomforts have left me tired, weak,

The All Important Fall Gardener’s Checklist

By Kathleen Harvey, AAP Columnist There’s much to accomplish in the fall garden before the harsh winter weather arrives. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to be working outdoors, but it can also be overwhelming with so many garden

Enjoy Homegrown Orange Juice With Breakfast

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC Citrus are very special plants. Not only are they beautiful evergreen trees with lush, green foliage, but they have heavenly fragrant blossoms in the spring and delicious fruit in the fall.

Enjoying The Homegrown Fruits Of Your Labor

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC Imagine plucking ripe, luscious fruits from trees in your garden. Enjoying fresh peach salsa, poached pears, or spreading homemade plum preserves on warm bread is the epitome of a gardener’s reward. As fall

Organic Or Synthetic Plant Food: Is There A Difference?

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC It’s time to prepare the flower beds for winter. What materials are best for the soil to prepare it for new plants in the spring? A debate is currently trending about which is

Organic Or Synthetic Plant Food: Is There A Difference?

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC When I first met my honey and saw his houseplants, they were sickly things sitting in the corner and on windowsills, desperately trying to survive. I asked him, “What are you feeding those

Spring Cleaning: Re-Purpose, Save Money And The Planet

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. Either it’s still usable, may come in handy, or just holds

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, What Do Flower Colors Mean To You?

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC Valentine’s Day is approaching, and many people send flowers to their loved ones. Gazing upon a beautiful, brightly colored flower arrangement can evoke strong emotion. But what emotion does the flower giver intend

Winter Squash A Great Addition To Your Thanksgiving Feast

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC Squash are members of the gourd family, which fall into two broad classifications, summer squash and winter squash.

Substitute Salt And Sugar By Using Flavorful Fresh Herbs

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC The majority of Americans have way too much salt, fat, and sugar in their diets. But cutting back can be challenging. How can you keep food flavorful without the unhealthy additives? My favorite

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