Lycoming 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.

Lycoming County Master Gardener News

Pruning
February 6, 2013
Late winter or early spring is the time to start thinking about pruning
Winter in the Garden
January 27, 2013
Start thinking about spring and what to plant
Garden Thoughts
June 7, 2012
Some points to ponder from Lycoming County Master Gardener Sandy Murray
Trees are Growing Air Conditioners
June 19, 2011
How trees help us.
Use CDs to KO Birds and Bugs
June 5, 2011
A unique use for old CDs

Gardening News

Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden
June 13, 2017
Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.
Heat Proofing Your Vegetable Garden
June 12, 2017
The dog days of summer can be tough on your vegetables. Even heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers might need a little extra care during a heat wave. Here is how you can to protect your garden – and harvest during a heat wave.
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.

Regional Events

Master Gardener Mini-College: Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Adv. Cert.
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Pollinators
When: June 26, 2017
Where: State College, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Plant Problem Diagnostics
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Cultivating Community Gardens
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Williamsport First Friday
When: July 7, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA