Susquehanna County Master Gardener Program
Susquehanna County Master Gardener News
Penn State Master Gardeners Offer Annual Spring Garden Day
February 19, 2015Join the Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County at their Spring Garden Day. Presentations including fruit trees, day lilies, and season extenders are just a few of the many educational topics that will be discussed.
Penn State Master Gardeners Offer Tree and Shrub Pruning Basics Class
February 19, 2015When should I prune? How should I prune? Where should I prune? Why and why not prune? These and other pruning questions will be demonstrated on common trees and shrubs.
Penn State Master Gardener Training in Full Swing in Susquehanna County
December 9, 2014Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County are in the process of hosting the Master Gardener training for 11 new students.
Master Gardeners Build new Educational Gardens at the 4-H Building in Susquehanna County
July 7, 2014The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County have built a new permanent raised bed garden and shade garden at the 4-H Building at the Harford Fairgrounds. These gardens will serve as a teaching tool for Master Gardeners to deliver educational programs throughout the week of the Fair.
Penn State Master Gardeners Win Best Display at Endless Mountains Farm Fest
May 7, 2014The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County presented free gardening programs at the Endless Mountains Farm Fest at Salt Springs on Saturday, May 31st AND they won Best Display!
Tools of the Trade
March 26, 2015Gardening, no matter how much we enjoy it, is work.
Seed Starting and the War with Rabbits
March 11, 2015Have you planted some wonderful small young seedlings to have them become tasty morsels for your local rabbit family? Have you tried everything from scattering human hair, soap, hot peppers, and even fox urine to deter the rabbits and nothing worked?
Caring for Birds in the Winter
March 11, 2015Do you enjoy songbirds in your yard? Would you like to have more? Along with the butterflies and pollinators, they just make your garden come alive, and are so enjoyable to watch. While we enjoy the cozy warmth of our homes, the continuous cold weather and the fact that our gardens are pretty barren this time of year, make survival hard for the birds.
Container Gardening – Pops of Motivational Color in your Surroundings
March 10, 2015For those who have been “holed up” inside this winter, an interesting slant on what color does for us can carry on through from the winter months into spring and summer.
March 10, 2015Consider adding leeks to your spring vegetable garden. Leeks look like large scallions, having slightly enlarged lower stems and upright leaves, which are flat and thick, unlike onions’ tubular leaves. They are milder than onions and have a distinctive, though similar, flavor. Leeks are delicious additions to soups and stews. They can also be added to stuffing, gratins, and casseroles, or sautéed with other vegetables such as carrots.