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Lawn care and gardening resources and tips for the homeowner provided by the Penn State Extension Horticulture Team and Master Gardeners.


Master Gardener Manual
Revised in full color and with nearly 400 photographs, this 800-page book provides horticultural knowledge in botany; plant propagation; soil health; plant diseases; entomology; integrated pest management; lawn care; vegetable gardening; indoor, herbaceous, woody, and native plants; tree fruit and small fruit; weeds and invasive species; and pruning. Composting, landscape design, garden wildlife, and equipment are also discussed.

Gardening News

WPSU Features Penn State Extension on "Get Your Garden On!"
May 16, 2017
On Thursday, May 25 at 8pm join Penn State Extension horticulture educators "Live!" as they share their tips for the best growing season ever.
Lady's Mantle, Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
The Highs and Lows of Gardening: Vines and Groundcovers
May 16, 2017
Plant gorgeous vines and beautiful groundcovers to solve some common problems in your garden.
 Bleeding heart by Liz West / Muffet, Flickr.com License 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
An Old Fashioned Favorite: Bleeding Heart
May 15, 2017
Plants often spark memories for me. Bleeding heart has a special place in my garden and my heart.
Heirloom Tomatoes
May 15, 2017
Heirloom tomatoes come in almost every color of the rainbow, with subtle variations in color, texture, size, shape and flavors. Each variety of heirloom tomato carries with it a story, one of history and folklore.

Upcoming Events

Perry County Master Gardener Plant Sale
When: May 27, 2017
Where: New Bloomfield, PA
When: June 1, 2017
Where: Honesdale, PA
Williamsport First Friday
When: June 2, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
Home Gardeners School
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Springfield, PA
Landscaping with Herbs
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Master Gardeners Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Warren, PA
Make Your Own Rolling Compost Bin
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Montrose, PA