Plants

A garden
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Rasa Kaye
July 08, 2020 - 5:27 pm
With so much travel now relegated to armchair escapism with a travel magazine, that armchair is often planted in a home garden. Our balconies and backyards have become the destination during this safer-at-home summer. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
April 22, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The first hatches of the spotted lanternfly have been detected in West Philadelphia, but an expert on the pest said there’s still time to stop them. Read more here.
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Apple tree.
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Mark Abrams
February 05, 2020 - 5:22 pm
The unusually warm winter weather isn't expected to impact the berry or vegetable crops for the coming growing season, but fruit trees could be at risk. Read more here.
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Snowdrops blooming at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill.
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Molly Daly
February 02, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Who needs a season-predicting groundhog? According to the National Weather Service, January’s average temperature was 5.9 degrees warmer than usual — meaning we’re already seeing signs of an early spring. Read more here.
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A meadow with wildflowers.
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KYW Staff
September 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Longwood Gardens share how they protect their plants from pests naturally.
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It's National Pollinator week, a time to focus on the creatures that do some heavy lifting - helping plants reproduce. They're in trouble and need our help.
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Molly Daly
June 19, 2019 - 7:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's National Pollinator Week, a time to focus on the creatures that do some heavy lifting and help plants reproduce. They're in trouble and need our help. Matthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation says that without pollinators, a lot of our...
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Gardening.
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Lynne Adkins
May 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Digging in the dirt can be a great therapy for people with disabilities. Turning over the garden, touching the plants and breathing in the wonderful earthy scents can go a long way to help people with autism and Alzheimer's, according to Nancy Minich, a registered...
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A tourist takes pictures as a new sign asking tourists to stay out of the flower bulb fields is seen in the foreground in Noordwijkerhout, near Lisse, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
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March 27, 2019 - 8:33 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch farmers have a message for tourists: Please don't trample upon our tulips. Bulb fields close to the Netherlands' North Sea coast are a major tourist drawcard each spring as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other flowers bloom and transform the region into a...
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Bamboo rules are becoming common throughout the region.
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Justin Udo
March 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gardeners beware: A popular plant is under fire and may soon face some new restrictions. The bright green stalks of the bamboo tree are synonymous with Asia, but the invasive species has been at the center a controversy in the Delaware Valley. "When we had a recent...
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Local gardeners get some professional help brightening up their green thumbs as the Philadelphia Flower Show closes out its 190th year.
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Justin Udo
March 10, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local gardeners get some professional help brightening up their green thumbs as the Philadelphia Flower Show closes out its 190th year. The bright colors and lively plants of the Philadelphia Flower Show are an annual reminder that winter will not be around much...
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