View some of the beautiful plants we have blooming in our Demonstration Gardens! Our Franklin County Penn State Extension Facebook Page provides some great Photographs of the different plants and flowers, as well as which garden they are located in. All Photographs by Jen Wetzel.
June 20 from 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Bring your friends and family to this Free event and learn how Penn State Extension impacts your life everyday! Lots of activities for kids!
Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale Going on This Saturday!
Join us on May 4th at Hurley Auctions in Greencastle, PA for the Annual 4-H Benefit Auction. Doors and food stands open at 4:00 and the Silent Auction also begins at 4:00. The live auction begins at 6:30. See our Facebook page for pictures and descriptions of some of the great items we have to offer! Come out and benefit a great cause.
View the 2012 4-H Dairy Calf Sale catalog on our Facebook page.
Dr. Leonard Perry of the University of Vermont offers some history and information about care for Easter Lilies, or Lilium longiflorum.
Join us for the 37th Annual Franklin County 4-H Calf Sale on Saturday April 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Master Gardener Jill Hudock shares her experience with the Star Magnolia.
Penn State Cooperative Extension – Franklin County is offering a water testing program during National Drinking Water Week. The program encourages private well owners to test their water at group rates.
Dr. Edward Mills, associate professor of dairy and animal science at Penn State University would like to correct some misinformation stemming from recent news stories about lean, finely textured beef (LFTB), unfortunately dubbed “pink slime”.
"Puppy Starts Path to Becoming a Service Dog in Chambersburg Area"- an article by the Public Opinion talks about the Newest Seeing Eye Puppy, Boyd, named after 4-H Franklin County Seeing Eye Puppy Club Leader Donna Boyd's Husband who passed away 2 years ago.
Now taking orders for the 4-H Strawberry Plant Sale. 8 different varieties available. Only $5.83 per bundle of 25 plants! Orders are due March 26, 2012.
U.S. Forest Service scientists released an assessment this month that shows forest land has expanded in northern states during the past century despite a 130-percent population jump and relentless environmental threats. At the same time, Forest Service researchers caution that threats to forests in the coming decades could undermine these gains.
The 4-H/jcp Tech Team Franklin is competing at the FIRST Robotics Competition March 7-10 in Pittsburgh.
A tip from Kansas State University for repotting your houseplants.
As a book end to our series on plants with Winter Interest, Master Gardener Kathy Engle recaps and provides tips for year round landscaping.
Master Gardener Jill Hudock shares her experiences with another marvelous specimen for the winter landscape – the paperbark maple.
Apple trees that are not pruned for several years, will often produce so many branches that little energy is left for fruit production. Overgrown apple trees are also difficult to harvest and spray. Gardeners who have such a tree are often at a loss as to how to get it back in shape.
One of the most neglected tools for vegetable gardeners is a soil thermometer. Soil temperature is a much better measure of when to plant than air temperature or the calendar. Planting when soil is too cool can cause seeds to rot and transplants to sit there.
Stems of a number of woody plants can be forced into bloom for indoor display. Some plants are easier to force than others.