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2012

Creating Your Own Wildlife Corridor
November 20, 2012
What is Your Gardening Style?
November 20, 2012
Getting Christmas Cactus to Bloom
November 20, 2012
How to Plan a Garden from Scratch
November 20, 2012
My Garden of Hope
November 20, 2012
Planting in Dry Shade
November 20, 2012
Ground Covers - The Versatile Solution
November 20, 2012
Canna Lilies - Care & Winterization
November 20, 2012
Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg
August 31, 2012
Enjoying The Wildlife in My September Garden
August 31, 2012
Is your garden full of the September sounds provided by birds, butterflies, crickets, and hummingbirds? Here are some tips on how to make your garden a wildlife oasis.
Growing Big Onions with Little Effort (Relatively!)
August 31, 2012
For many years I have tried to grow big onions with little success beyond a few dozen scallions. This year, I decided to try something new.
Joy of Gardening
July 27, 2012
One of the biggest joys I receive from my garden besides breathing in the beauty of it every time I go out the door or look out a window, is sharing it with others.
Pests in the July Garden
July 11, 2012
The Gardens of Claude Monet
July 11, 2012
The Joy of Giving Flowers
July 11, 2012
The history of flower giving extends back thousands of years as a way for people to communicate with each other. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Chinese all refer to the use of flowers in their stories and myths. The Greeks considered flowers to be particularly important and associated them with the gods.
Singing (and Planting) the Blue
July 11, 2012
Those stunning velvety “midnight blue” pansies planted in mid-March by the main entrance to Gettysburg College got me thinking, and thanking, John Beauchamp, Grounds Manager, and the wonderful groundskeepers for the great work they do every day. I wondered if the pansies over-wintered like many of the herbs and flowers this year. John said they were planted earlier than usual because of soil conditions and spring temperatures. Pansy beds appeared all over campus--thank you!
Growing Watermelon
July 11, 2012
How to Read a Pesticide Label
June 15, 2012
The Right Plant Plus the Right Light Equal Success
May 11, 2012
Favorite Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden
April 17, 2012
Trees and shrubs and permanent structures make up the "bones" of your garden. If you are planning a new garden, or thinking about improving the landscaping of your property, always think about the bones first.
Dealing with Slugs In Your Garden
April 17, 2012
Self-Sowers Can Help Fill In Your Garden
April 17, 2012
Grafting Pecan Trees in South Central PA, Part 2 of 3
April 17, 2012
Grafting Pecan Trees in South Central PA, Part 3 of 3
April 17, 2012
Edible Flowers - the New Rage in Haute Cuisine
January 9, 2012
Grafting Pecan Trees in South Central PA, Part 1 of 3
January 9, 2012
As the title implies, this is the first of a 3 part series. Part 2 will cover the 3 flap graft with photos; part III will cover variety selection. Many readers of the Master Gardeners’ columns may remember that I have written several articles on stratifying nuts and growing Pecan trees in South Central Pennsylvania. Many of these seedlings have now grown to a size suitable for grafting.
How Master Gardeners Weather the Winter
January 9, 2012
When Master Gardeners gather over a cup of coffee in January, they don’t lack for things to talk about. Here is some of the advice culled from Master Gardener columns in the past few years on ideas and activities for gardeners during the cold season.
Gardening Gloves
January 9, 2012
Different gardening chores require different types of gloves. They protect us during varied tasks such as planting, digging, weeding, pruning and perhaps even chemical application.