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.
The Master Gardener basic training is scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. The classes begin on October 6, 2016 and end February 23, 2017.
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.
Our busy lives are so stressful and we are all trying to stay healthy, but eating right and exercising might not be enough...
One of the current issues plaguing the home gardener right now is blossom-end rot...
Sheltering and raising Monarch butterflies has caught on in Franklin County this year. An informal network has sprung up and wound its way out into the community.
It’s the time of the growing season when vegetable garden pests are at their worst.
The tale of the American chestnut is a sad but true account of a majestic tree almost totally wiped out by a blight. Read on to learn a bit of the sad history, but also about rays of hope for the future of the mighty chestnut.
Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County will be offering the Penn State Master Gardener Training this fall in Montrose at their 88 Chenango Street office. The training will be held each Thursday evening from 6:00-8:30 pm beginning October 6 and continuing through February 23.
This spring, a dramatic decline in the health of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) has been observed in forest and landscape settings across New England and Northeastern Pennsylvania...
Take a walk around your landscape and you'll see them everywhere. The weeds are up. I mentally divide my weeds into two major groups: ones that spread by seeds and ones that spread by roots and seeds.