This project is a wonderful collaboration between several Montgomery County organizations and a team effort by Penn State Extension.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County will be presenting Vegetable Gardening Class on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
Think you can't garden in the winter? Well, there are many things that can be done outside in the colder months in your garden when there is no snow on the ground, as well as things when the cold winds blow full of snow.
In Mid-October my husband and I embarked on a dream vacation – two weeks in Hawaii. Our first stop was the island of Kauai – the “garden island”. So what do you think was high on the list of things to be seen by a Master Gardener? Beautiful gardens, of course!
Plants indigenous to the Mid-Atlantic region have evolved colorful fruit to attract birds who eat it and spread the plant’s seed. The plants continued proliferation depend on this.
Soil is the most biologically diverse ecosystem on Earth. There are many groups of organisms that function in or near the soil at different levels of the food chain.
An age-old technique – grafting – is being used to create stronger, more productive, disease-resistant plants.
Penn State’s gardening newsletter Over the Fence has gone green… gone electronic… gone to the internet.
A Bag Garden is a quick and easy way to garden in limited space for just a few dollars.
Straw Bale Gardening is a quick and easy way to install a raised garden bed for a small amount of money.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Master Gardener training class.
Are you interested in joining the Master Gardener organization?
Despite the popularity and life-like appearance of modern artificial trees, nothing says “Christmas” like the fragrance a cut, live Christmas tree brings to your home. Beyond the initial set up and making sure it always has water, a well-selected cut tree is not much more trouble than an artificial one. And you do not have to worry about storing it for the rest of the year!
To date, 23 counties in Pennsylvania are effected by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), most recently Bucks County in March 2012. For those of us living among ash trees, now is the time to develop a plan of action.
The severity of nuisance fungi can be minimized if appropriate steps are taken in time.
Joan Kober, Master Gardener, Montgomery County shares an interesting attraction she visited called Living with the Land when she took a mini-vacation at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.