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Insects! People have many different reactions to insects, everything from creepy-crawlie (cringe) to way cool! From “How do I get rid of them?” to “Beautiful!” and “Fascinating!” From “Ick!! Get it away!” to “I’m glad I have this beneficial garden helper.” I imagine the reaction has more to …

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Biglerville Garden Club members engaged Upper Adams seniors in making evergreen swags for the holidays. (Submitted Photo)

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As gardeners we are all learners, always endeavoring to improve what we love to do, enjoying the richness of gardening. Now with our gardens settled for the winter, awaiting the renewal of spring, we, too, are eagerly planning.

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This time of year, as the weather freezes and gardening outside comes to a halt, we begin to look inside to satisfy our need for growing plants. Poinsettias, cyclamen, and Christmas cactus are often the plants chosen for indoor color around the holidays, but now that the holidays have ended,…

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Biglerville Garden Club paid tribute to the outgoing 2021-2022 officers at its recent Christmas luncheon. Shown from left are Grace Zaveckas, treasurer; Betty Holloway, assistant treasurer; Chris Stoken, secretary; Sue McDowell, president; and Christine Ecker, vice president. (Submitted Photo)

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Succulents are making a colossal debut in the gardening realm. These plants are popular because they are unique and relatively easy to maintain. Their varied shapes, sizes, textures, and colors offer a delightful attraction.

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Biglerville Garden Club’s 2023 officers were installed by District IV Director Joanne Baylis at a recent Christmas luncheon. Shown from left are Christine Ecker, first vice president; Grace Zaveckas, treasurer; Fran Koch, secretary; Carole Aldinger, second vice president; Terry Cabana, presi…

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As the year ends, many gardeners find their mailboxes bursting with seed catalogs full of pictures of colorful flowers and plump vegetables. Anticipation of warmer temperatures and getting outside again can tempt even the most stoic gardener to place an immediate order. But before you do tha…

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Among the various types of begonias, rex begonia (Begonia rex) is one of the most beautiful and dramatic plants. The American Begonia Society calls Begonia rex “the showboat of the begonia world.” Rex begonias offer many different hybrids and an exquisite variety of variegated leaves with st…

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As much of Pennsylvania braces for the possibility of snow, ice and freezing rain, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages.

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Succulents are making a colossal debut in the gardening realm. These plants are popular because they are unique and relatively easy to maintain. Their varied shapes, sizes, textures, and colors offer a delightful attraction.

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Biglerville Garden Club’s 2023 officers were installed by District IV Director Joanne Baylis at a recent Christmas luncheon. Shown from left are Christine Ecker, first vice president; Grace Zaveckas, treasurer; Fran Koch, secretary; Carole Aldinger, second vice president; Terry Cabana, presi…

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The following property transfers were filed at the Adams County Courthouse Nov. 24-30, 2022.

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The following property transfers were filed in Adams County Dec. 1-7, 2022.

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The following property transfers were filed in Adams County Nov. 17-23.

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As the year ends, many gardeners find their mailboxes bursting with seed catalogs full of pictures of colorful flowers and plump vegetables. Anticipation of warmer temperatures and getting outside again can tempt even the most stoic gardener to place an immediate order. But before you do tha…

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The following property transfers were filed in Adams County Nov. 10-16.

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Among the various types of begonias, rex begonia (Begonia rex) is one of the most beautiful and dramatic plants. The American Begonia Society calls Begonia rex “the showboat of the begonia world.” Rex begonias offer many different hybrids and an exquisite variety of variegated leaves with st…

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As much of Pennsylvania braces for the possibility of snow, ice and freezing rain, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages.

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Spider silk is one of nature’s most miraculous natural substances. Both strong and more elastic than nylon, it is relatively impenetrable. It actually can conduct heat, and is known to have antibiotic properties. All spiders produce silk from special structures called spinnerets at the end o…

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If you were to view a graph of home values since the 1980s in Adams County, one thing would be clear: Home values usually increase the longer you own a home.

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The following property transfers were filed in Adams County Nov. 3 through Nov. 9.

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Those interested in improving the health of Pennsylvania’s waterways can attend a Penn State Extension virtual information session to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Master Watershed Steward program, which educates and empowers volunteers to carry out watershed projects and educ…

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Well, another gardening season has passed. Hopefully your garden was successful and our articles on composting inspired you to start composting if it was not yet one of your gardening habits.

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Despite the cold, rain early Dec. 3, a long line formed in front of the Gettysburg Fire Department, awaiting the annual Gettysburg Garden Club’s 62nd Annual Christmas Greens and Gourmet Gifts Sale. When doors opened at 9 a.m., customers quickly filed into the building for the much-anticipate…

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Is your garden located on a slope? When we have a heavy rainstorm, does the water seep into the soil, or does it run down the slope and flood the area at the bottom of the hill?

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Now in my 50s, I have seen many different gardening practices. Looking back, one may wonder why the changes?

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.95/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Locally, gas hovers about $4.09/g. Prices in Pennsylvania are 1.7 cents per gallon lower than a mont…

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The following property transfers were filed in Adams County Oct. 13-19.

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Tis the season and the Eisenhower National Historic Site is happy to share that once again the halls will be decked, tinsel thrown on the tree, and the Eisenhower home brought to life with the spirit of the Christmas season.

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As the autumn palette of colors slowly fades and Old Man Winter stands at the door, not all is lost for the carefree spirit of an adventurous gardener. Who says we have to stop? With the right vegetables in hand, we can continue late into the chill of winter. Planting different lettuces thro…

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The following property transfers were filed in Adams County Oct. 6—12.

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As Americans prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving, average gasoline prices will be at their highest seasonal level ever for the weekend according to GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform saving North American drivers the most money on gas.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 8.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.06/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 21.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 49.8 cents per gal…

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It may seem strange to say that a big yellow spider is my friend in the garden. But truly that is the case. This yellow garden spider, officially known as Argiope aurantia, is a female. She is very large. Her colorful body can be almost as large as a quarter. Her mate is very much smaller wi…

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These property transfers were filed in Adams County Sept. 29 — Oct. 5.

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The Biglerville Garden Club featured an evening of “Teas, Tips, and Treasures,” on Nov. 1, while also recognizing Marianna Martin’s 99th birthday. For more information about the Biglerville Garden Club, contact Sue at 267-322-1521. (Submitted Photo)

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November is a great time to analyze your gardens and improve the quality of life for birds and insects during the winter months. There are several easy procedures to follow to become a responsible gardener while providing food, water, and protection for our feathered friends and insects duri…

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Corn, Zea mays, it’s an amazing plant. When I started vegetable gardening I didn’t want to devote space to something that needs so much room, is widely available and doesn’t cost much. I grew it a few years, and truthfully, the best dinner I ever had was panfish I just caught and corn I pick…

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The Gettysburg Garden Club (GGC) and Gettysburg Green Gathering (GGG) have partnered on many projects. The latest opportunity was last week when Steve Zimmerman (GGG) and Trevor Redding (GGG) professionally edged the flower beds on Lincoln Square. Karen Szoke (GGC) assisted with the prep and…

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Years ago I read an article about gardening weather problems in different areas of the US.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.94/gallon (g)Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 9.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 47.9 cents per gallo…

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In 2018 at the Lancaster County farm for the kickoff of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, I remember thinking about what an ambitious challenge planting that many trees would be and how important reaching that goal is for clean rivers and streams in Pennsylvania.

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It was early last spring when I noticed a new weed that had sprouted along a garden fence. The ordinary weeds of early spring were there, chickweed, purple deadnettle, ground ivy, but this weed was one I hadn’t seen before. It was a pretty little thing with its compact, low-growing basal for…

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Biglerville Garden Club members participated in a workshop presented by Five-Points Market and Greenhouse from York Springs, during their October meeting. Each member created a seasonal centerpiece from pumpkins and succulents. Pictured with their living arrangements from left are Ruth Colbu…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 12.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.88/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 4.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 46.3 cents per gall…

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Autumn is a great time to plant most trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous perennials. Planting in the fall when temperatures are cooler is less stressful for plants and for you. Getting your new plants in the ground in September and October gives them enough time to develop roots and adjust t…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.76/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 23.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 41.6 cents per gal…