York County Master Gardener Program
York County Master Gardener News
York County Master Gardeners volunteer 8500 hours in 2014
October 31, 2014York County Master Gardeners were busy this year, providing research-based information to help York County residents solve their yard and garden problems with research-based information.
Gardens at John Rudy Park earn Search for Excellence Award
July 29, 2014York County Master Gardeners work in partnership with the York County Juvenile Probation Department and the York County Department of Parks and Recreation to plant, maintain and harvest the Gardens at John Rudy County Park.
Rain Gardens to Manage Storm Water Runoff
November 16, 2012An economical and ecological way to collect rain water is to install a rain garden. Properly established, these gardens manage storm water runoff at a fraction of the cost of standard methods and beautify your yard at the same time.
MAEscapes Gardens Mentioned in Patriot News Article
June 9, 2011George Weigel of the Patriot News discusses Jacquie Doyle's talk at the Millersville Native Plant Conference. He also mentions the MAEscapes gardens at Penn State Extension, York County
Pollinator Friendly Garden Certification
June 7, 2011Certify your Pennsylvania garden as Pollinator Friendly!
Pruning Flowering Shrubs
April 29, 2015Like many spring-blooming shrubs, azaleas “bloom on old wood,” which means they set next year’s flower buds shortly after they finish blooming this year. If you wait too long to prune them, you will remove many of next year’s blooms when you prune, especially if you shear your azaleas.
Frost vs. Freeze
April 23, 2015Frost, “killing frost,” freeze warnings, a “killing freeze” - what is the difference? In casual conversation the terms frost and freeze are often interchangeable but there is a very real difference. Frost and freeze are two distinct phenomena. These terms take on significance when they are associated with the growing season for home gardeners.
The Life Cycle of Butterflies
April 9, 2015Have you ever stopped and wondered how things are named? An insect called butterfly? How in the world did it get its name?
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?
Spring Craft Series
When: April 27 - May 16, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Home Gardening Series: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gardening (But Were Afraid to Ask)
When: May 5, 2015Where: York, PA
Home Gardening Series: Rain Gardens
When: May 12, 2015Where: York, PA
How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
When: May 12, 2015Where: Camp Hill, PA
2015 Master Gardner Plant Fest and Sale
When: May 16, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA