When most of us think of GMOs or genetically modified organisms, we think about crops like corn and soybean that have been genetically altered to resist some pests (e.g. corn borer), or survive being sprayed with a weed control herbicide (e.g. glyphosate).
Tried and true, the geranium is one of the most popular flowering plants for a garden bed, containers, pots and hanging baskets.
When is the best time to plant warm season vegetables in your garden? That’s not an easy question. Some gardeners like to wait until Memorial Day or later to ensure the cold weather and frosts are over.
Do you remember celebrating Arbor Day when you were in grade school and you were given a seedling to plant?
Even though our area has had a mild winter, there may be parts of your home turf that may have suffered winter damage...
Fruit growers are wondering if they will have any fruit this summer.
Now that spring weather, with unusually high temperatures, came early to many parts of the Northeast and most woody trees and shrubs have broken bud and flowered almost a month early, we have suddenly dipped back into winter with below freezing temperatures.
What’s not to like about daffodils?
It’s about time to start seeding tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Start seeding now if you plan to transplant into your garden in mid-May.
We have experienced one of the mildest winters on record, in stark contrast to year’s record lows.
It is time to prune your apple and pear trees if you have not yet done it.
It is early March and we are starting to see flower buds swelling on red maples, serviceberry and several other woody plants...
We have passed many winter milestones by now - the sun is setting later, groundhog’s day was a couple of weeks ago, Presidents Day was last Monday...
“Rediscovering” the pawpaw, a native North American fruit tree.
Planting large trees is so advantageous, the better question may be, “Why not big trees?”
After a prolonged delay, winter is finally here. Whether that is good or bad depends on your perspective. Some like the quiet blanket of snow outside their window...
While winter is not prime gardening season there are winter activities that impact the garden...
Even though the temperature is below freezing and our landscapes look stark and lifeless, it is the perfect time to walk your property and evaluate your trees' branch structure while the leaves are off the tree and not blocking your view to the interior of the canopy...
Are you suffering from the post-holiday blues yet?
Even though the temperatures in Northeastern Pennsylvania don’t really feel like winter yet, the days are shorter, plants are dormant and most of us are not out in the yard gardening.