Plants on the Offensive!
October 16, 2014
Most of us grow plants that we consider to be either delicious or beautiful, or at least, useful in some way. Following is a selection of Mother Nature’s more dubious gifts – some well-known and some that intend to become that way…
October 7, 2014
Who doesn't like trees in the yard? Not only do they add beauty to a home landscape but they benefit us in many ways.
The Edible Bulb Garlic
October 4, 2014
Until the 1930’s folks in the United States snubbed garlic as being working class or too ethnic...
Casting the Iron Garden - Carrie Furnaces Site Hosts Live Iron Pour Event
October 1, 2014
In 2014 the Penn State Master Gardener Program of Allegheny County partnered with the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation to develop a comprehensive plant survey of the lands in and around the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin, PA. Eight Master Gardeners set out to learn more about the succession of native, aggressive and/or invasive plant species that are surviving, and even thriving, in these disturbed soils.
Fall Garden Chores
September 30, 2014
The 2014 gardening season is winding down, but there are still a few chores that need to be done.