Centre County Master Gardener Program
Centre County Master Gardener News
May 7, 2014Muddy Paws Marsh, located in Spring Mills, was a mowed field when Greg and Mary Kay Williams purchased it in 1991. Originally a thriving wetland, the property had been drained around 1940 for agricultural purposes. With the aim of providing the public with education and appreciation of wetlands, the Williams allied with local, state and federal agencies in 2000 to restore Muddy Paws Marsh to its original glory. The cooperative effort resulted in a project that is a model of environmental stewardship and education.
September 9, 2014People who complain about bumblebees flying about under the eaves of their homes are probably being annoyed by carpenter bees.
Fire Blight in Your Fruit Tree
September 8, 20142014 has been a tough year for apple and pear trees. Fire blight is the disease that causes the leaves to die on infected branches, but the branch next to it may be perfectly normal.
September 5, 2014Reducing lawn area and planting pollinator-friendly plants can help to help reduce Japanese beetle populations.
September 4, 2014The University of Illinois at Chicago has found the woodpecker is a natural predator with a ravenous appetite for eating the EAB larvae.
September 4, 2014Flies in the family Syrphidae are helpful allies in the garden and in the greenhouse or nursery. Its good to know about the helpful allies as many of these species resemble miniature yellow jackets.
Master Gardener Training 2014
When: October 2, 2014 to March 5, 2015Where: Mifflinburg, PA