Join the Beaver County Master Gardeners as they host their next Smart Gardening Workshop "Gardens, Gardens, Gardens!"
Some people think it is wasteful and harmful to the environment when Americans cut down and use 30 million live trees to celebrate Christmas...
And other wildlife too! Reserve the date, January 17, 2015, to help your children create decorations to nurture our wildlife.
Mr. Jack Frost comes silently upon your garden in the early morning hours, and when daylight comes, you see sad, browned foliage and drooping flowers. What do you do next?
As a homeowner with a sloping lot by Lake Meade, I have learned that the problem of rainwater runoff reaches beyond my own landscape all the way to the overall health of our regional waterways.
Most of your earliest spring garden color can come from bulbs. If you enjoy seeing active growth as early as March (and sometimes, even February), now is the time to plan and plant. Hopefully, any questions you have will be answered here.
Gardeners are always hoping for good soil in which to plant. A recent theme throughout the summer months has been one of different soil types: May and June plantings in the vegetable garden depended on the right combo of soil, sun and rain, and a July sermon at church focused on planting seeds in good soil to produce the best spiritual results. Conversely, seeds of doubt that fall on "fertile soil" could serve to taint the desired result.
Fall is a good time to start family gardening; you don’t need a large project to start with. Planting spring blooming bulbs such as crocus, tulips or daffodils in a flower bed or a good size outdoor container is easy and can be a Saturday adventure. Going to a gardening home store or shopping online is informative and fun for children.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County are in the process of hosting the Master Gardener training for 11 new students.
Do you need some guidance in choosing a Christmas tree?
Tree fruit growers had an up and down year in 2014. The low temperatures of the winter of 2013-14 and the wide swings in temperature at the end of the winter resulted in the loss of peaches and cherries for many growers in the Northeast...
This year's GardenWise event is March 14th at the Central York Middle School in York. Featured speakers are Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Food Web, Jim McCormac of Ohio Fish and Wildlife and Scott Weidensaul, author and naturalist.
It’s cold. We all know. The frost on the windows tells us...
Last year the Pesticide Education Program and county Master Gardener programs partnered to share a valuable lesson of poison prevention with 12,000 1st grade students across the state.
The Mercer County Master Gardeners' Annual Come Grow With Us: "Digging Deep" seminar will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Penn State Extension Office-Mercer County, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer, PA.
Anyone interested in running a profitable beef, sheep, meat goat or swine operation should sign up for this home study course. Courses are perfect for beginning producers and a great review for seasoned producers. Dates: February 4, 2015 5:00 PM to March 11, 2015 5:00 PM. Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015
First American Chestnut disappeared from our forests and landscapes in the early 1900’s when an exotic fungal disease (Cryphonectria parasitica - Chestnut Blight) was accidently introduced...
Upcoming meetings, seminars and the annual Christmas Party
Meeting dates and seminars for November, December and January
Thank you to the MG’s who helped with cleaning up the gardens this fall.