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Mercy Gardens Grape Arbor Clean-Up 2015
Mar 16, 2016

In the winter of 2014, members of the Penn State Master Gardeners class of 2015 worked with residents of Mercy Gardens and community stakeholders to improve several landscaped areas of the property, including cleaning up the severely overgrown grape arbors. In addition, Philip Fraley, PSMG 2015, produced a scaled map that locates and identifies most of the legacy trees on the site.

New brick walk ways added definition to the Garden Table in 2015
Feb 17, 2016

The Garden Table is an urban garden in Wilkinsburg created by several members of the Penn State Master Gardener class of 2012. The original intent of the garden was to engage the community and provide them with edibles and beauty. With that in mind, master gardeners transformed an abandoned and overgrown lot into an oasis of edible and ornamental flowering plants.

Background-fothergilla, Front-wild geranium
Jan 29, 2016

With thirty-six acres of gardens, woods, lawn, and riverside walkways, Point State Park offers the experience of a natural forest in the City which has more than 3,000,000 visitors each year. It is an especially welcome respite for City residents, with its easy public transit access and connections to regional walking and bicycle trails.

Oakleaf Hydrangeas surround historical county signage.
Jan 20, 2016

One of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets is the lovely plaza inside the Allegheny County Courthouse. According to the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, the plaza was originally used for tying up horses, carriages and, eventually, for parking automobiles.

Master Gardener volunteers on a weekly work night.
Jan 11, 2016

In addition to our North and South Park demonstration gardens the Penn State Master Gardeners maintain, several other smaller gardening projects in Allegheny County. The following is the first in a series of articles designed to introduce county residents to these gardening projects.

Jan 4, 2016

Our December break is over. Gardenline will begin regularly scheduled winter hours.

'Prairie Sun' Black-eyed Susan, voted the favorite annual of Garden in the Park, North Park.
Aug 21, 2015

Saturday August 15th the Master Gardeners hosted Garden in the Park Field Day at their North Park and South Park Demonstration Gardens.