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I have a most fascinating milkweed in my garden. It is Asclepias physocarpa milkweed. This milkweed has several common names, such as Balloon plant and Oscar milkweed. Compared to the other types of milkweeds, this is a rather unique one. Plus, clearly it is one of the more favored host plan…

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Bright red cannas, popping out against varying shades of green bushes, catch a visitor’s eye. Golden arbs, pencil thin upright boxwoods, junipers and a gold mound cedar line the driveway. A few perennials, including liatris, daisies and sedum are mixed, creating little dazzles of color. Fran…

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The REALTORS Association of York & Adams Counties and Bell Socialization Services will partner with a wide variety of service providers, volunteers and area businesses to host the fourth annual Homeless Outreach Project on Thursday, October 24th at Asbury United Methodist Church, York. V…

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One of the greatest joys of living in Central PA is the opportunity to visit local farms, orchards and farmers markets and pick your own produce. Peaches are in peak season in August. Apples will soon follow in September and October. Many local orchards welcome you to come and pick your own.

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Gardens are great places to hang out. I can spend a lot of time just watching the non-human activity. From a distance, I watch birds hunting in and around the plants, and retreating as I get closer. Insects allow me to get closer still. Some are shy and stay out of view, others are so busy t…

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According to the REALTORS Association of York & Adams Counties (RAYAC), nothing makes a house look more inviting than landscaping that accents the features of the home. Now is a great time to add these extra touches to your property to have a year-round assortment of flowers, shrubs, gra…

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The Biglerville and Gettysburg Garden Clubs joined together to visit the Yellow Hill Farm in Biglerville. Host Natalie Bishop shared the story on how she and her husband, Craig Bishop, came to purchase the property. After much hard work, they have created a lovely oasis that is something ver…

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For those who love autumn and everything about it, the bright colors of autumn are going to dissipate before our eyes quickly, almost even before they appear. In fact, will they appear this year? What affects autumn leaves this way? Where can we go to see the autumn colors at their peak of b…