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

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.
Working With the Black Walnut
May 15, 2017
Black walnut is one of the last trees to leaf out in the spring and one of the first to lose its leaves in the fall.

Regional Events

Williamsport First Friday
When: June 2, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
Kids Day at the Sensory Garden
When: June 4, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Native Tree ID on the Conservation Trail
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
What’s ‘Growing’ on in the Garden? Monthly Walk and Talk
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Williamsport Grower's Market - Stop by the Master Gardener's Table!
When: June 17, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA