Clinton County Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants volunteer to teaching horticultural information to the public based on university research and recommendations.

Clinton County Master Gardener News

2017 Native Plant Sale Underway in Clinton County
February 13, 2017
The Clinton County Master Gardeners have begun their annual Native Plant Sale with the release of the 2017 order form and an announcement that they have added native trees and shrubs as well as two new wildflower seed mixes to their offerings. Also new for 2017, they have expanded their selection of native perennials and all plants will now be sold in pots.
Photo by Master Gardener Karen Elias
Clinton Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications
July 24, 2016
Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming trainees for the Master Gardener Program.
Penn State Horticulture Educator Thomas Butzler conducting a session on the threats facing honeybees at the Garden Sense workshops sponsored by the Clinton County Master Gardeners in January.
Clinton County Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications
August 20, 2015
Penn State Extension in Clinton County is now accepting applications from those interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners.
Yellow aphids are seen on a willow branch.  Photo by Tina Clinefelter
A is for Aphid
April 10, 2015
Odds are that you have aphids somewhere in your garden right now. There seems to be an aphid for almost every plant and with over 1300 species in just these United States what makes you think you can escape their attentions?
'Before' photo of a red-twigged dogwood that needs to be pruned.  Photo by Tina Clinefelter
A Prime Time to Prune!
April 9, 2015
Pruning time is upon us! Some shrubs are pruned early in the spring ... as buds swell, while others are pruned after they flower (like forsythia and lilac).

Gardening News

Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden
June 13, 2017
Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.
Heat Proofing Your Vegetable Garden
June 12, 2017
The dog days of summer can be tough on your vegetables. Even heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers might need a little extra care during a heat wave. Here is how you can to protect your garden – and harvest during a heat wave.
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, 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.

Regional Events

Williamsport Grower's Market - Stop by the Master Gardener's Table!
When: August 19, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Centre County
When: August 22, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Pollinators in Decline....Learn How You Can Help!
When: August 26, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Williamsport First Friday
When: September 1, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
What’s ‘Growing’ on in the Garden? Monthly Walk and Talk
When: September 9, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA