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May 19, 2016

Tried and true, the geranium is one of the most popular flowering plants for a garden bed, containers, pots and hanging baskets.

May 9, 2016

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.

May 5, 2016

Do you remember celebrating Arbor Day when you were in grade school and you were given a seedling to plant?

April 28, 2016

Even though our area has had a mild winter, there may be parts of your home turf that may have suffered winter damage...

April 18, 2016

Fruit growers are wondering if they will have any fruit this summer.

April 18, 2016

Fruit growers are wondering if they will have any fruit this summer.

Frost damage on ash
April 12, 2016

When we have unusually high temperatures in early spring, many woody trees and shrubs will break bud and leaf out or flower early. Once we have suddenly dipped back into winter with below freezing temperatures, frost damage occurs.

March 30, 2016

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.

March 14, 2016

We have experienced one of the mildest winters on record, in stark contrast to year’s record lows.

March 7, 2016

It is time to prune your apple and pear trees if you have not yet done it.

Red maple in bloom
February 29, 2016

It is early March and we are starting to see flower buds swelling on red maples, serviceberry and several other woody plants...

February 22, 2016

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...

February 16, 2016

“Rediscovering” the pawpaw, a native North American fruit tree that produces a unique fruit with familiar taste.

February 8, 2016

Planting large trees is so advantageous, the better question may be, “Why not big trees?”

February 5, 2016

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...

January 25, 2016

While winter is not prime gardening season there are winter activities that impact the garden...

January 19, 2016

Even though the temperature is below freezing and our landscapes look stark and lifeless, winter 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.

January 4, 2016

The winter temperatures in northeastern Pennsylvania don’t really feel like gardening weather—the days are shorter, the wind is cold and plants are dormant. But this is one of the best times to start planning for Spring!