Shade Garden Gem

European Ginger 

Asarum Europeum


Dig This...

Invasive alert: Japanese stiltgrass or Microstegium vimineum is out in full force right now. It is an invasive annual grass which is happy in both sun and shade. I remember seeing it in my garden over 10 years ago, thinking it was a mini-bamboo. It’s all over the woods in our area. Do you have it in your garden? If you are rejecting the use of herbicides, the best solution in large areas of infestation is to mow it down before it sets seed, but late enough in the season that it won’t have time to re-form seed heads. It is very easy to hand pull in areas where there are very few plants. Just be aware that it sets seeds prodigiously and you’ll need to keep pulling for a few years.


Here's a link for a factsheet from the PADCNR:  Japanese stilt grass 


Twilight Picnic for the Parks

August 25, 2018

Hartwood Acres Mansion
200 Hartwood Acres  15238

Coupled with an exciting musical performance, the evening promises to blend summer chic with rustic sophistication to create a truly memorable experience in the park. The Twilight Picnic benefits the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with Allegheny County Parks to improve, preserve and restore all nine county parks. 

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District IX Annual Meeting

September 11, 2018
Hosted by Edgeworth Garden Club

The Edgeworth Club
511 East Drive
Sewickley, PA  15143

Reservation Deadline - August 14
For more information:  District IX Annual Meeting Flyer


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