Susquehanna 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.

Susquehanna County Master Gardener News

Master Gardener Educational Gardens in progress.
Making Progress: Master Gardeners’ Educational Garden
May 25, 2017
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County have been busy building Educational Gardens in the greenway section of the Penn State Extension Office at 88 Chenango Street in Montrose.
Back: Commissioner Mary Ann Warren, SCCTC instructor Heather Charles, Commissioners Betsy Arnold and Alan Hall. Front: SCCTC Executive Director Dr. Alice Davis, welding students: Derik Gorton and Owen Vosburg.
Master Gardeners Partner with SCCTC Welding Class to Complete Gazebo Project on the Green in Montrose
May 25, 2017
The Penn State Master Gardeners have completed the educational landscape revitalization of the Gazebo on the Green in Montrose!
2017 Penn State Master Gardener Programs: Join the Fun!
January 13, 2017
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County are hosting several educational, hands on gardening classes beginning in the spring and continuing through the fall!
Gardens at Humming Hill Lavender Farm
Gardening for Honeybees and other Pollinators
June 20, 2016
Enjoy a tour of several pollinator garden habitats and discuss what pollinators need to survive in your garden with Gayle O’Brien, Master Gardener and of Humming Hill Lavender Farm. Date is Saturday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the Humming Hill Lavender Farm, in Brooklyn.
Penn State Master Gardener’s Fall Clinic
June 20, 2016
Join the Master Gardeners for their first annual Fall Clinic. They will be giving a series of short lectures on how to preserve your harvest, root cellaring, saving seeds and learning how to braid garlic. The date is Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Montrose.

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, 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

Wayne County Fair Gardening Booth
When: August 4-12, 2017
Where: Honesdale, PA
Baking Pies with Fruits of the Harvest
When: August 16, 2017
Where: Honesdale, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Susquehanna County
When: October 5, 2017
Where: Montrose, PA
Decorating with Holiday Greens
When: November 28, 2017
Where: Honesdale, PA
Decorating with Holiday Greens
When: November 29, 2017
Where: Honesdale, PA