Master Gardeners documented their latest workshop, Japanese Landscaping and Bonsai on the Blog.
Horticulture Educator, Steve Bogash, guest blogs on alternatives to impatiens, which were devastated last year with a new disease, Impatiens Downy Mildew.
Houseplant growers don’t need a lot of equipment to propagate a houseplant. Gardeners can get by with a coffee cup, potting soil, 3 drinking straws, a plastic bag and a rubber band.
Modern poinsettia varieties stay attractive for a long time if given proper care.
If you have been driving around the county lately, you may have noticed that a lot of the corn and soybeans have been harvested. You may also notice that some of the crop fields are greening up again. Have you ever wondered why the fields begin to green up in the winter, at the end of the growing season?
Check out the Franklin County, PA Master Gardener Blog for this series titled, "Plants with Winter Interest." Learn all the facts about winter plants.
The International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) has some recommendations for dealing with trees damaged by last week’s storm.
Earlier this month, the state Department of Agriculture confirmed the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania in a captive deer on a deer farm in Adams County.
Penn State Extension’s Food Preservation Team tells us how to store and preserve pumpkins and winter squash.
Dr. Michael Raupp, Extension Entomologist with the University of Maryland (AKA “the Bug Guy”) discusses Banded Wooly Bear Caterpillars – the larvae of Isabella Tiger Moths, or Pyrrharctia isabella, and their cousins.
Learn some information about these topics: Freezing Fall Vegetables, Canning Fall Vegetables, Root Cellars, and Sauerkraut!
The Mandatory Volunteer Training scheduled for tomorrow, October 30, has been cancelled due to the weather. Stay safe.
With the Autumn Equinox coming this week, Penn State Extension would like to introduce you to Howie Neufeld, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Physiology at Appalachian State University and otherwise known as the Fall Color Guy.
The Herald-Mail published a great article about the Tomato Tasting Day held on August 22, 2012.
Ray Eckhart, Penn State Extension Educator for the West Nile Program in Franklin County, wants the public to be aware of the high level of West Nile virus being found throughout the state in the mosquito and bird population this year.
Interested in Sunflowers? Check out this Franklin County Master Gardener Blog Post and learn some more interesting facts!
If you notice a rapidly moving insect that is light brown to black with what appears to be pinchers at the tail end of its body, you are looking at an earwig.
Logan Horst, Penn State Dairy Educator celebrates the Holidays! We all know when the major holidays are and we celebrate them accordingly, but how many of you know that the whole month of June is set aside as “Dairy Month,” and the month of July as “Ice Cream Month?”
Master Gardener Kathy Engle starts a new series highlighting the “eyecatchers” in her garden, or those specimens that invariably elicit a “What’s that Plant” query from visitors.