Don't forget the Master Gardener Plant Sale on May 18th.
This article from the Penn State Extension Green Industry Team has great information about native plants.
Here are a few tips, hints and answers to questions we often get here in the office.
The genus Magicicada contains the periodical cicadas, known for their 17- or 13-year synchronized life cycles and dense choruses. In 2013, Magicicada Brood II will emerge along the US Eastern Seaboard.
The key to pruning your clematis is knowing what type you have.
The story of a superstar plant suffering from its incredible success
In the battle against thrips, Cornell breeder Martha Mutschler-Chu has developed a new weapon: a tomato that packs a powerful one-two punch to deter the pests and counter the killer viruses they transmit. The “dual resistant” insect and virus varieties may reduce or even eliminate the need for pesticides in several regions.
The USDA’s long awaited release of a new version of the Plant Hardiness Zone Map was issued in January of 2012. This map is an extremely useful tool for gardeners and plant growers and breeders throughout the country.
After 25 years, researchers may have found a way to keep the emerald ash borer in check. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees' very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests.
Prepare for the roses of summer!
I love hawthorns! Who am I?
Think you can't garden in the winter? Well, there are many things that can be done outside in the colder months in your garden when there is no snow on the ground, as well as things when the cold winds blow full of snow.
In Mid-October my husband and I embarked on a dream vacation – two weeks in Hawaii. Our first stop was the island of Kauai – the “garden island”. So what do you think was high on the list of things to be seen by a Master Gardener? Beautiful gardens, of course!
Plants indigenous to the Mid-Atlantic region have evolved colorful fruit to attract birds who eat it and spread the plant’s seed. The plants continued proliferation depend on this.
Soil is the most biologically diverse ecosystem on Earth. There are many groups of organisms that function in or near the soil at different levels of the food chain.
An age-old technique – grafting – is being used to create stronger, more productive, disease-resistant plants.
What kind of bulbs can I get for forcing inside and how do I grow them?
To date, 23 counties in Pennsylvania are effected by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), most recently Bucks County in March 2012. For those of us living among ash trees, now is the time to develop a plan of action.
Learn about storing tender bulbs, rhizomes, and corms over the winter months.
The severity of nuisance fungi can be minimized if appropriate steps are taken in time.