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About crabtreegardens

I am a passionate decorator and the head gardener as well as chief cook and bottle washer at Crabtree Gardens, LLC, which is a five acre naturalized garden located in Drums, PA. We promote low maintenance gardening techniques and working along with nature. I am a freelance garden writer and contribute to Horticulture and Pennsylvania Gardener Magazine.

The Best Things (In the Garden) Happen While You’re Dancing

A whole year just waltzed on by and now it’s time to start a new one. Hopefully, 2017 will prove to be even better and brighter than we can imagine. Though there hasn’t been much blogging through the year here, (making … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the “Explorer” Handbag Winner!

We have really, big news to share today! We are announcing the Explorer Handbag drawing winner and also the theme of our secret project. Congratulations go out to the lucky handbag winner: Betty S.! From only 13 (yes, amazingly only … Continue reading

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“The Explorer” Handbag Giveaway

The post that many of you are waiting for is here! A while ago we mentioned (see previous post) that we would be giving away a beautiful leather handbag (named as a clue) to promote our “Next Step” secret project. … Continue reading

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Earth Day is Here!

It’s Earth Day 2016 and the excitement here is building as we earnestly prepare for this weekend and the reawakening of our gardens and yoga barn. Weather has caused delays to garden improvements scheduled for completion, but finally, we’re back … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2016 Yoga and Garden Workshop Event Schedule

 EARTH DAY  WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Earth Interest, Nature Awareness, Human Connection and Spiritual Development Are All Grown Here Practicing yoga students as well as beginners and even newbies are welcome to join us. Our experienced yoga teachers are professional … Continue reading

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Upcycled Wood Bridge at Yo.gar.den

It was a bit cold for spring projects yesterday but the sun beckoned us to get a move on building the footbridge that was planned to span the streambed at the heart chakra area located in Yo.gar.den).  The heart chakra … Continue reading

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Finding Hearts in the Garden

Valentine’s Day is almost here and with its arrival a plethora of hearts-everywhere! Who doesn’t LOVE hearts? They are the metaphor for love and emotion. Have you looked around your garden and found any hearts? When you see the many … Continue reading

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The Lil Yoga Barn-Spring Reawakening

It was a warm day on July 5, 2015 when the last yoga class took place here on the yoga decks seven months ago.  Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). (It’s also the number … Continue reading

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Two-fer Teaser on Next Step

It’s rodent day 🙂 I’m just teasing, everyone knows it is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog ever, didn’t see his shadow early this morning so Spring is on the way! I chose the chippy photo because … Continue reading

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Heavy Frost

A coating of heavy frost covered the foliage in our gardens creating a chilly but peaceful scene. The temperature dropped to 23.5degrees F here in Drums, PA this morning, October 19, 2015. Our area can receive light frost anytime after … Continue reading

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