Juniata 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.

Juniata County Master Gardener News

Blight in your Garden?
June 19, 2015
“Blight” is a very general term to plant disease experts, because there are many kinds of blight diseases that attack different plant species.
Hardy Succulents
May 28, 2015
Hardy succulents are a delight to those who consider themselves to have a black thumb.
The Lenten Rose
March 18, 2015
For those readers who are unfamiliar with Hellebore (common name for Helleborus), these lovely plants are one of the first to bloom and can be purchased in an array of colors from white to deep purple which look almost black.
Growing Container Vegetables
May 27, 2014
It may sound uncommon, but you can grow great vegetables in containers as well. There are good reasons to try it if you have limited garden space, or it could simply be a decorative conversation piece with multiple uses.

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

Landscaping with Herbs
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Learn Weed Identification
When: June 8, 2017
Where: New Bloomfield, PA
Bug ID for Families
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Gass Garden Tour
When: June 20, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Backyard Railroad Gardening
When: July 29, 2017
Where: Orrstown, PA