The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are excited to announce an exciting new venture! We will be having a spring open house hosted by Plow & Hearth, Shoppes at Montage, 2111 Shoppes Boulevard Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk across scenic Route 6. Gather your family and friends to form a team of five and join Penn State Extension on this virtual walk.
The West Scranton Intermediate School is hosting a Spring Vendor and Craft Fair on Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Wyoming County Master Gardeners are presenting a series of free workshops on Growing Better Vegetables. The workshops will be held March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, and April 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3832 SR 6, Tunkhannock PA 18657.
The PA Municipal Planning Education Institute, an educational program of the PA Chapter-APA and Penn State Cooperative Extension, is offering the PMPEI Course in in Community Planning.
The PA Municipal Planning Education Institute, an educational program of the PA Chapter-APA and Penn State Cooperative Extension, is offering the PMPEI Course in Subdivision & Land Development Review.
Spring gardening chores for a happy and healthy garden and lawn.
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperatures begin to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter. One key to success is to purchase quality grass seed. In addition to obtaining seed produced by a reputable company, we can also look at the label on the package to verify that it meets certain standards.
When spring is finally upon us, our thoughts turn to the emergence of perennial bulbs and flowers in the garden, as well as the dormant grass “greening up” for the season. But in containers, “spring green” can mean something totally different.
This year in Pennsylvania, Arbor Day is April 25, which is the fourth Friday in April. It is a perfect time to add a tree to your landscape or to become involved in a community tree planting project.
It is snowing again on this February day. The temperature is a balmy 28° (I say balmy, because at this point anything above 10° is balmy). It’s difficult to write an article for spring when the weather is below freezing, but then, visions of seedlings begin dancing in my head. I did a little research and found some fun seed-starting ideas.
One of the many benefits of having your own garden is the opportunity to plant a variety of tomatoes. When choosing, it is important to be aware of the basic tomato types.
Dolomedes tenebrosus is commonly called the fishing spider. What comes to mind when hearing this common name is that they live near water, right? Not so with this species of the fishing spider. Its preferred habitat is a wooded area, which may or may not have a water source nearby.
There has been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Americans consume too much salt. Some think that consuming large amounts of sodium is the reason for the alarming rates of high blood pressure and heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor.”
We are challenging readers to include a new food in their meals. Today we are focusing on the low cost healthy food — beans. Beans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, garbanzo peas (chickpeas), lima beans, black-eyed peas, split peas, and lentils. These types of beans and peas are not to be confused with green peas and green beans.
An Arborist Short Course, a Tree Tenders Online Winter Training webinar series, and the 2014 Northeastern Pennsylvania Turf Conference and Trade Show will be held in January, 2014.
Two very common pantry pests that we have here in NEPA are the cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) and the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum).
Each time I go along my driveway, I pass a stately large Fraser Fir that is a reminder of the first Christmas spent in our new home. The tree was only 4 ½ feet high when planted, but throughout the years has become a featured specimen in our landscape. If this is something you think you would enjoy, a little planning ahead will help ensure success and is well worth the effort.
Thankfully, 2013 was a much better year for gardeners than the previous one.