The gardening season has only recently ended and already I’m suffering plant withdrawal. What can a gardener do to survive the long, harsh Pocono winter? My solution: I count on houseplants to bring the beauty of nature indoors.
Plant spring-flowering bulbs and look forward to years of seasonal color in your landscape. Fall-planted bulbs produce the first blooms of the year and can provide flowers through late May with a wonderful range of color, shape, size, and height.
Ah Choo… and the sounds have begun. People are sneezing, coughing and beginning to miss work. Grouping children together in a classroom may spread germs and get children sick. Adults catch it from their kids and the flu season is back! What can you do? Here are a few tips.
I often get asked the question; do I need to give up desserts because I was just diagnosed with diabetes?
Every year, weeds come up in various parts of my property. They go through their life cycle, perhaps supporting insect life, perhaps invading habitat and driving out native plants. I deal with them the entire growing season without any real idea of what they are and what role they play in the life of my garden.
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
I've been trying for two weeks to get some chores done in my garden, but it's too hot. I manage five minutes, and I'm done. And what about those gnats!
Packing lunches can be a real chore for a tired mom or dad. If your child attends a public school, the National School Lunch guidelines help cafeteria employees to plan lunches that are served at school. The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools.
While some Pennsylvania gardeners still have several more weeks to enjoy the growing season, the higher elevations could experience a killing frost before the end of September.