This project is a wonderful collaboration between several Montgomery County organizations and a team effort by Penn State Extension.
I love hawthorns! Who am I?
Think you can't garden in the winter? Well, there are many things that can be done outside in the colder months in your garden when there is no snow on the ground, as well as things when the cold winds blow full of snow.
In Mid-October my husband and I embarked on a dream vacation – two weeks in Hawaii. Our first stop was the island of Kauai – the “garden island”. So what do you think was high on the list of things to be seen by a Master Gardener? Beautiful gardens, of course!
Plants indigenous to the Mid-Atlantic region have evolved colorful fruit to attract birds who eat it and spread the plant’s seed. The plants continued proliferation depend on this.
Soil is the most biologically diverse ecosystem on Earth. There are many groups of organisms that function in or near the soil at different levels of the food chain.
An age-old technique – grafting – is being used to create stronger, more productive, disease-resistant plants.
A Bag Garden is a quick and easy way to garden in limited space for just a few dollars.
Straw Bale Gardening is a quick and easy way to install a raised garden bed for a small amount of money.
What kind of bulbs can I get for forcing inside and how do I grow them?
To date, 23 counties in Pennsylvania are effected by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), most recently Bucks County in March 2012. For those of us living among ash trees, now is the time to develop a plan of action.
Learn about storing tender bulbs, rhizomes, and corms over the winter months.
The severity of nuisance fungi can be minimized if appropriate steps are taken in time.
Want to add native American plants, weed-suppressing ground covers, edible flowers, colorful fruit, edible seeds, clever names & nutritious eating to your garden next year? Then plant some winter squash.
Joan Kober, Master Gardener, Montgomery County shares an interesting attraction she visited called Living with the Land when she took a mini-vacation at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.
If you are looking for a medium-to-large shade tree, look no further than our native black gum.
During the holidays, many people make or distribute decorations that contain boxwood cuttings. If you work with boxwood, you should be aware of the potential for spreading this devastating disease.
Ornamental grasses offer plenty of options that can add drama and movement to the garden.
We are well into the growing season and backyard gardens are gleaming in the sun.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- With what seems to be an ongoing wave of news reports linking foodborne illness to fresh produce, many consumers are questioning whether it is worth the risk.