Sooner or later, winter will be over. It has been a long one, but the weather will be better. Certainly you have already thought of getting outside and working on your garden or other parts of your yard.
Do you ever wonder how some families can weather tough times well while others fall apart?
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are excited to announce an exciting new venture! We will be having a spring open house hosted by Plow & Hearth, Shoppes at Montage, 2111 Shoppes Boulevard Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk across scenic Route 6. Gather your family and friends to form a team of five and join Penn State Extension on this virtual walk.
The West Scranton Intermediate School is hosting a Spring Vendor and Craft Fair on Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Luzerne county Master Gardeners will be hosting six workshops over the next several months. Dates include: March 12th, April 9th, May 14, July 9th, September 10th and October 8th.
The Wyoming County Master Gardeners are presenting a series of free workshops on Growing Better Vegetables. The workshops will be held March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, and April 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3832 SR 6, Tunkhannock PA 18657.
Slow cookers or crock pots are a great way to prepare delicious hot meals ahead of time...
The PA Municipal Planning Education Institute, an educational program of the PA Chapter-APA and Penn State Cooperative Extension, is offering the PMPEI Course in in Community Planning.
The PA Municipal Planning Education Institute, an educational program of the PA Chapter-APA and Penn State Cooperative Extension, is offering the PMPEI Course in Subdivision & Land Development Review.
Spring gardening chores for a happy and healthy garden and lawn.
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperatures begin to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter. One key to success is to purchase quality grass seed. In addition to obtaining seed produced by a reputable company, we can also look at the label on the package to verify that it meets certain standards.
When spring is finally upon us, our thoughts turn to the emergence of perennial bulbs and flowers in the garden, as well as the dormant grass “greening up” for the season. But in containers, “spring green” can mean something totally different.
This year in Pennsylvania, Arbor Day is April 25, which is the fourth Friday in April. It is a perfect time to add a tree to your landscape or to become involved in a community tree planting project.
It is snowing again on this February day. The temperature is a balmy 28° (I say balmy, because at this point anything above 10° is balmy). It’s difficult to write an article for spring when the weather is below freezing, but then, visions of seedlings begin dancing in my head. I did a little research and found some fun seed-starting ideas.
Dolomedes tenebrosus is commonly called the fishing spider. What comes to mind when hearing this common name is that they live near water, right? Not so with this species of the fishing spider. Its preferred habitat is a wooded area, which may or may not have a water source nearby.
One of the many benefits of having your own garden is the opportunity to plant a variety of tomatoes. When choosing, it is important to be aware of the basic tomato types.
Will spring ever arrive?
Growing your own strawberries is one of the most rewarding gardening activities.
There has been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Americans consume too much salt. Some think that consuming large amounts of sodium is the reason for the alarming rates of high blood pressure and heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor.”