Delaware County Master Gardener Program
Delaware County Master Gardener News
Delaware County Master Gardeners at Linvilla Orchards
April 24, 2015Just in time for the gardening season, The Master Gardeners of Delaware County will be at Linvilla Orchards every Saturday in May.
Delaware County Master Gardeners' 19th Annual Home Gardeners' School
February 5, 2015Join us at the Delaware County Master Gardeners' 19th Annual Home Gardeners' School on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for outstanding expert speakers, great gardening and plant marketplace, silent auction, and Master Gardener HortLine Live.
Thousand cankers disease quarantine area expanded in Southeast PA
July 29, 2014The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced that they are expanding the quarantine area in Southeast PA for thousand cankers disease of black walnut.
June 12, 2014Ash Rust is visible now on leaves, petioles and twigs of ash trees.
Resource for Tracking Growing Degree Days & Emerald Ash Borer
March 28, 2012This is a great tool to use when monitoring for any turf or landscape pests.
Tools of the Trade
March 26, 2015Gardening, no matter how much we enjoy it, is work.
Seed Starting and the War with Rabbits
March 11, 2015Have you planted some wonderful small young seedlings to have them become tasty morsels for your local rabbit family? Have you tried everything from scattering human hair, soap, hot peppers, and even fox urine to deter the rabbits and nothing worked?
Caring for Birds in the Winter
March 11, 2015Do you enjoy songbirds in your yard? Would you like to have more? Along with the butterflies and pollinators, they just make your garden come alive, and are so enjoyable to watch. While we enjoy the cozy warmth of our homes, the continuous cold weather and the fact that our gardens are pretty barren this time of year, make survival hard for the birds.
Container Gardening – Pops of Motivational Color in your Surroundings
March 10, 2015For those who have been “holed up” inside this winter, an interesting slant on what color does for us can carry on through from the winter months into spring and summer.
March 10, 2015Consider adding leeks to your spring vegetable garden. Leeks look like large scallions, having slightly enlarged lower stems and upright leaves, which are flat and thick, unlike onions’ tubular leaves. They are milder than onions and have a distinctive, though similar, flavor. Leeks are delicious additions to soups and stews. They can also be added to stuffing, gratins, and casseroles, or sautéed with other vegetables such as carrots.