Gardening Advice: Flowers

I just bought the most AMAZING Hanging Basket! Now what?

I just bought the most AMAZING Hanging Basket! Now what?

Follow these tips to keep your hanging baskets and planters healthy and blooming all season long! Is my light right? When you buy your basket, you’ll want to have an idea of where it’s going and how much light that area gets. We can help you find the right plant for the light you have! […]

Coco Coir Makes an Earth-Friendly Alternative to Peat Moss

Coco Coir Makes an Earth-Friendly Alternative to Peat Moss

Avid gardeners know this problem well. We can’t leave for summer vacation without making sure we have a dedicated friend, neighbor or family member who will promise to come over every couple of days to water the garden. But, as you look ahead to your summer planting (and vacation planning), a new product at Wolff’s […]

Beautifying Gardens in Winter & Prepping Ahead for Spring

Beautifying Gardens in Winter & Prepping Ahead for Spring

Even though winter is just around the corner, that doesn’t mean gardens can’t have value during the cold season. In fact, several Wolff’s Apple House employees attended the Independent Garden Center Show East in Baltimore, Md., last year and heard Martha Stewart speak about this exact point and how a lot of people just don’t realize […]

Tour Our Fall Perennials (And Learn Why They LOVE Fall!)

Tour Our Fall Perennials (And Learn Why They LOVE Fall!)

Does fall make you sigh with relief for the cooler temperatures? Do you feel more comfortable when it’s cool and breezy? But maybe you feel pretty glad that the ground is still warm beneath your feet? That’s basically how your perennials feel (well, except for the feet). But, just like you, perennials enjoy the cooler […]

Seed-Saving in September (and Later into Autumn, too)

Seed-Saving in September (and Later into Autumn, too)

One especially worthwhile perk of investing energy in gardening is the freebies which sometimes reward you the next season. This can happen without much effort on your part thanks to seeds of certain flowers dispersing and finding their way into the soil. But did you know you can also make a conscious effort to save […]

True or False? Test Your Garden Know-How!

True or False? Test Your Garden Know-How!

If you’re gardening this summer, your garden is probably keeping you busy! Take a break from weeding, watering and preserving your harvest and have some fun testing your garden know-how with this quiz fresh-picked from our growing collection of blog articles! True or False: “Hens and Chicks” is the name of a plant that requires constant maintenance. Some plants are more […]

Summer Savvy Succulents & A Jam Recipe, Too.

Summer Savvy Succulents & A Jam Recipe, Too.

With the first day of summer starting this week, it’s the season of succulents. Nan Reinert’s background in operating Chubby Pickle Farm in Robeson Township, Berks County, means she is plenty versed in succulents. Through the farm, which is her backyard, she raises 85% of the food she eats, growing everything within a small space, […]

Making a Moon Garden

Making a Moon Garden

When the night sky shines bright light down into your backyard, it’s a wordless hint that a moon garden just might be a good fit for the space. Holly Cusumano of Phoenixville is the chairman of the Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America and has designed moon gardens at both her old home in Coventryville and where […]

What Makes Primroses So Prim?

What Makes Primroses So Prim?

What is the “prim” in primrose? Is it prim as in “prim and proper”? That is what I first thought, and I always imagined primroses as old fashioned women in flouncy gowns, sipping tea from delicate tea cups, with their pinky fingers crooked.                         But these perky flowers are […]

Watering Smarts: Proper Plant Watering

Watering Smarts: Proper Plant Watering

While watering plants may seem basic enough as a task in spring, summer and autumn months, it’s often the case that people mean well but don’t know they’re watering incorrectly. As the farm femme behind B & H Organic Produce in Caernarvon Township, Erica Lavdanski does her best to educate her customers and anyone she […]

Want to Reduce Waste and Improve Soil Structure? Compost!

Want to Reduce Waste and Improve Soil Structure? Compost!

“Landfills are full of things that don’t have to be there,” says Beth Finlay, Master Gardener Coordinator at the Penn State Extension in Berks County.  The issue of reducing garbage is close to home for Beth.  In scenic Berks County, there are four large landfills, one of which receives an average of over 5,000 tons of garbage […]

Designing Early Spring Flower Boxes

Designing Early Spring Flower Boxes

This week, I caught up with Wolff’s Plant Manager Laura Dusenshine to learn more about designing early spring flower boxes to take full advantage of early spring flowers as we add splashes of color to our homes and gardens.  Here is her vibrant, plentiful bouquet of advice. As people design flower boxes, what kinds of […]

Talking in the Language of Flowers

Talking in the Language of Flowers

Speaking is often something done without words, though we sometimes don’t realize it. The same can be said for the Victorian language of flowers, which lets us communicate to those in our lives through something as simple as flowers we hand to someone we care about. Symbolic meanings of flowers are said to date back […]

Getting into Fall Gardening and Decorating

Getting into Fall Gardening and Decorating

The possibilities of fall gardening and decorating are now under way; the colors of autumn so iconic to the outside of homes as the weather cools down after summer beckon easily for the eyes at Wolff’s Apple House. Bloom-boasting hardy mums, asters, Montauk daisies, brightly cheerful pansies, cabbage, kale, hay bales, decorative corn stalks, gourds […]

Bring Your Gardening Dreams to Life at Wolff’s Plant & Garden Center

Bring Your Gardening Dreams to Life at Wolff’s Plant & Garden Center

  Imagine your ideal garden.  Perhaps it’s lush with lilies, phlox, pansies, trillium, black-eyed-Susans and herbs.  Or maybe it’s a vegetable garden with all the tomatoes, zucchini, chard, peppers and cucumbers your family and friends can eat. Now, picture the space where you’ll plant your garden.  What is its contour, soil type and shape?  How […]

Beat the Winter Blues with Pansies!

Beat the Winter Blues with Pansies!

It’s time to start thinking about planting pansies, and we now have flats of them in our garden center! They are locally grown in Hatfield Pa, just 35 miles away! Conventional wisdom says that you can plant pansies as soon as the ground has thawed enough to be able to easily work the ground. In late February […]