More than 200 Monarchs were rescued and released by Franklin County Master Gardeners, relatives, friends and neighbors.
The minimum-security prison in Crawford County houses about 1,200 women. Nearly 140 inmates in the honors unit participate in the garden program.
Franklin County Master Gardeners spent a crisp autumn day talking with more than 100 people at Applefest.
Most of the perennials in the garden are finished blooming and it's time to throw in the towel for the growing season. There is still the desire to restore order and tidiness to the garden by cutting everything down, but should I?
Tools are an important part of gardening. We use tools to make our work easier: digging, pruning, planting, watering, and lugging stuff around the garden would all be much harder without our tools. With a little bit of time and care, we can keep our tools in good shape and good function.
Sweet potatoes are a fun crop to grow...
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County will be hosting a Winter Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser. Beautiful varieties of Poinsettias will be offered as well as 2 sizes of lush wreaths! Deadline to order is November 1.
Help birds and wildlife find food during winter!
Master Gardeners attend extensive training classes, then apply their knowledge by volunteering.
Mean temperatures in July 2016 will go down as the warmest on record, not just for July, but for any month dating back to the late 1800s when we began recording temperatures...
Eleanor Brown of the Venango County Master Gardeners passes on some tips to ensure that our landscapes don’t contribute to the increasing problem of polluted streams and lakes, including the harmful algae blooms that deplete oxygen and kill fish each year.
Master Gardeners visited Providence Place senior living in Chambersburg to share herbs and flowers plus make small cut flower arrangements.
Even though the growing season is over for the most part, you can give your garden a reprieve with a splash of fall color.
Due to the warm dry summer, many of our gardens are finishing early. It is a good time to plant a cover crop in your garden...
The Franklin County Victory Garden is having a successful growing season. This year Master Gardeners have implemented several new practices including straw-bale and no-till gardening.
Fall is a very productive time for turf grasses and they will enter a growth spurt in contrast to your other plants.
The pests took out your early planting of cucumbers or summer squash and you now have a patch in the garden where you could plant something for later in the fall. Frost-hardy, low-light lettuce is a good choice for late summer planting.
Recently, a young friend reverently touched a nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) in my herb garden saying, “I love the taste of these flowers.” I told her that I do, too. If you’ve never experienced nasturtium’s peppery, zesty flavor you should try it.
When I arrived from England nearly forty years ago, I was enchanted by the variety of wildlife in the Poconos. My delight changed to anxiety, however, after planting my first garden and observing the damage from animals feeding, burrowing and digging on and around my plants.