On Monday, May 25 is significant because it is Memorial Day. We look forward to the unofficial start of summer...
Now in its 25th year, the 2015 Garden Contest is open to all residents and community groups that reside in Delaware County, PA. The contest aims to spotlight the skills and handiwork of home and community gardeners who help to beautify Delaware County.
Home Gardeners can select plants with better flavor, unusual blooms and interesting history.
When it comes to vegetable gardens, tomatoes are king. We love our tomatoes...
Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and their families that will increase knowledge of healthy food choices and diabetes management. The classes offer healthy meal planning, food demonstrations, class discussions, and new physical activity choices.
Join the Bradford County Master Gardeners on Saturday, May 30th at their annual Plant Sale! The sale will include a wide variety of perennials and a selection of vegetable seedlings!
The 2015 Penn State Master Gardener trainees in partnership with the Susquehanna County Conservation District’s Robert Fearnley and six 11th grade Montrose Area School students completed an extensive educational Rain Garden at the entrance to the school.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County recently hosted their 3rd annual ‘Spring Into Gardening Day’. This event is held in partnership with the Montrose Adult School.
As spring temperatures warm up, many of us begin to think about yard work and greening up that dormant winter lawn.
Pernennial Plant Association names just one garden plant as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Past winners include super-stars like David phlox, Becky Shasta daisy, Moonbeam coreopsis, Rozanne geranium and Jack Frost Siberian bugloss.
While wandering in my yard in early September, I happened upon this pretty little caterpillar. I had no idea what kind it was, and after inquiring with Penn State’s Entomology Department, I found out that …………
Bring back yesteryear with new versions of old standards. Grandma’s garden was always a happy place to be during the summer months. The thought of it brings up wonderful memories and great experiences.
Please let me know what you are doing so you can be recognized in this column and let others know what is happening in the MG program. Your work deserves to be recognized.
Weeds are a big problem in the garden. They compete with desirable plants for water and nutrients, and they often harbor pests and disease. They also detract from the beauty of the garden. I’m fairly diligent about weeding, and I utilize mulch to reduce the number of weeds present, but our sun-drenched yard encourages their germination and propagation. And so I weed – a lot.
What can you do if you have clay soil? First of all run over those leaves in the fall with your lawn mower and then spread them around where you want better soil. Amending the clay soil with organic matter improves drainage, retains moisture and improves soil texture.
With warmer weather quickly arriving, it will not be long before all types of insects start to appear. Though most of these insects are beneficial or little more than a passing nuisance, the hairy chinch bug can spend the summer severely damaging even the healthiest home lawn.
Do you have silvery mucous trails in your garden? If you do, you may have slugs. These slimy trails and slugs lurking in your plants and vegetables are unappealing and unappetizing.
As a young girl growing up, one of my fondest memories of my mother’s garden was the bouquet of dahlias that adorned the dining room table all summer and fall. Oh, the colors were so varied, and so were the blooms!
Squash bugs, Anasa tristis, are the bane of squash and pumpkin growers. These insect pests may also suck the sap from leaves, stems, fruit and vines of gourds, melons, and cucumbers.
The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania rescues food from fields and distributes it to food banks, shelters, and local agencies. In 2015 they expanded their effort into Franklin County and several farms utilized their services.