Collecting and cooking with native flowers can add a whole new dimension to your culinary palate.
1. Do all vegetable leaves have the same vein pattern? 2. Methods for Drying flowers
Do you remember celebrating Arbor Day when you were in grade school and you were given a seedling to plant? There are many of us that can and some that are getting lots of benefits from those tiny seedlings we planted years ago. Arbor Day isn’t just for kids!
It’s been cold, then warm, then cold. Intermittent rain, snow, harsh winds, what is a gardener to do now? It is too early for most annuals and vegetables to be planted outside. We recommend after Memorial Day to formally plant around the home. But, we need signs of better days ahead.
It is time to get those cool season vegetables planted. We can finally get out in the garden and start bringing it back to life. Cool season vegetables include spinach, lettuce, peas, onions, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, radish, turnip, kale, and beets...
During the month of May, The Penn State Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and give you the latest research-based information on home horticultural topics...
As spring temperatures warm up many of us begin to think about yard work and greening up that dormant winter lawn. Before you venture out to the garden center to purchase bags of fertilizer and a spreader, consider the following...
Your spring flowering shrubs were full of color this spring, but now that they are done, you should start thinking about boosting next year’s bloom...
It is time to prune your apple and pear trees if you have not yet done it. Start by pruning out any broken or diseased limbs...
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperature begins to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter...
Sooner or later, winter will be over. It has been a long one, but the weather will be better. Certainly you have already thought of getting outside and working on your garden or other parts of your yard.
It has been a long one, but sooner or later winter will be over. And just as the seasons change, so do your gardening practices and expectations. Your home landscape can easily be adapted to suit your budget, spare time, tastes and trends.
Spring gardening chores for a happy and healthy garden and lawn.
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperatures begin to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter. One key to success is to purchase quality grass seed. In addition to obtaining seed produced by a reputable company, we can also look at the label on the package to verify that it meets certain standards.
When spring is finally upon us, our thoughts turn to the emergence of perennial bulbs and flowers in the garden, as well as the dormant grass “greening up” for the season. But in containers, “spring green” can mean something totally different.
This year in Pennsylvania, Arbor Day is April 25, which is the fourth Friday in April. It is a perfect time to add a tree to your landscape or to become involved in a community tree planting project.
It is snowing again on this February day. The temperature is a balmy 28° (I say balmy, because at this point anything above 10° is balmy). It’s difficult to write an article for spring when the weather is below freezing, but then, visions of seedlings begin dancing in my head. I did a little research and found some fun seed-starting ideas.
One of the many benefits of having your own garden is the opportunity to plant a variety of tomatoes. When choosing, it is important to be aware of the basic tomato types.
Dolomedes tenebrosus is commonly called the fishing spider. What comes to mind when hearing this common name is that they live near water, right? Not so with this species of the fishing spider. Its preferred habitat is a wooded area, which may or may not have a water source nearby.
Growing your own strawberries is one of the most rewarding gardening activities.