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Local Latter-day Saints volunteers plant seeds

Schoolyard gardeners

BY Barbara Westbrook
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Trees can bring comfort

Trees can be source of comfort

Recently my dear friend Lindsay Pettus of Lancaster sent me an article from americanforests.org’s magazine titled, “Finding Strength and Solace in a Tree.”


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Community garden brings people together

By Michele Roberts

The onset of warmer weather causes many people to think about gardening, and the Lancaster Community Garden offers gardening opportunities to local residents free of charge.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Royal empress tree at center of controversy

While driving through a Chester County neighborhood recently I was surprised to see a tall tree, perhaps 30 feet high, covered in lavender bell-shaped blossoms.

I stopped, backed up and sat for several minutes gazing at the unusual sight.

The person with me offered to ask the property owner, his neighbor, what kind of tree it was.


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April Yard of the Month

Take a walk back in time

By Sherry Archie

Walking through the gardens of Terry and Genie Graham is like a stroll back in time. Their home and property located at 8603 Van Wyck Road date back to over 135 years ago.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Firespotting equipment has evolved over the years

One of my favorite childhood memories is of hiking a mountain trail in southwest Virginia with my father.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Plant saucer magnolias facing north

For the third year in a row the saucer magnolia in our backyard lost hundreds of ready-to-open blooms to sudden below-freezing night temperatures.

According to Steve Bender writing in “Southern Living,” this is a situation that regularly occurs about two springs in three. Still, it is very disheartening to see the lovely waxy buds that are pinkish-purple outside and white inside turn an unlovely brown. The poor tree will keep trying to replace the frozen blooms for months.


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Krystyn Winch, USC School of Journalism

Spending time in nature boosts brain health

Quantifiable data shows that reducing stress and brain fatigue is as simple as taking a walk in the park.


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The Bailes' hard yardwork pays off

From thorns to flowers: March Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Back in April 2007 when Mike and Mashalle Bailesfirst purchased their home at 930 Sherwood Circle, they realized the house and yard needed a little attention. With the windows of the house almost covered in overgrown hollies, English ivy and the thorny spikes of ileagnes throughout the yard, the Bailes had to make a few choices.


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