Pike 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.

Pike County Master Gardener News

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.
Penn State University Soil Lab Tech, Credit:  Greg Grieco
Knowing Your Soil’s Health is Important for your Lawn and Garden
April 20, 2017
Are you getting excited about planting now that spring is here? How about getting your lawn in shape? Before you get carried away with shopping for your garden plants and buying lime and fertilizer, please consider getting your soil tested to find out exactly what nutrients you need in order to have a happy lawn and garden.
Creating a Tick-Resistant Garden
April 13, 2017
Pennsylvania leads the nation in Lyme disease cases according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Last year there were 12,092 reported instances, triple the number of the runners up: New York and New Jersey.
Pruning Shrubs and Trees
March 20, 2017
With spring on the doorstep, now is an excellent time to prune some of your shrubs and trees. Pruning manages the size and shape of a tree or shrub, and is used to remove dead, damaged and diseased branches, suckers and crossing branches that rub together.
Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
Garden Journaling
January 30, 2017
As a passionate gardener I believe that one of the keys to success is keeping records of your gardening endeavors. To this end, a fun and useful winter activity is to start a garden journal.

Gardening News

WPSU Features Penn State Extension on "Get Your Garden On!"
May 16, 2017
On Thursday, May 25 at 8pm join Penn State Extension horticulture educators "Live!" as they share their tips for the best growing season ever.
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.
Working With the Black Walnut
May 15, 2017
Black walnut is one of the last trees to leaf out in the spring and one of the first to lose its leaves in the fall.

Regional Events

Composting
When: June 1, 2017
Where: Honesdale, PA
Vermicomposting 101
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Brodheadsville, PA
Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Hawley, PA
Canning your Harvest (Water Bath and Pressure)
When: July 11, 2017
Where: Honesdale, PA
Creating A Water Garden
When: July 15, 2017
Where: Brodheadsville, PA