It’s not a matter of “if” the Green Wall will get pests; it’s a matter of “when.” Longwood’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) staff battles these pests with a non-chemical approach called biological control.
It's that wonderful time of year again when the witch hazels are blooming outdoors and the orchids are filling the Conservatory. But there's another special thing that happens this week each year... The Philadelphia International Flower Show! (Read More…)
Longwood often hunts the globe for new or extraordinary plants to conserve and showcase in the Gardens. Recently, I went on a different sort of expedition—to inspect the plants for Longwood’s new East Conservatory Plaza green wall. My mission was to identify any potential pests or diseases that could threaten the new display. (Read More…)