Clinton County Master Gardener News

A Garden Transformation
Jul 26, 2018
A neglected space that had become an eyesore was transformed into an attractive garden by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Clinton County.
Carole Livingston
Feb 8, 2018
Carole has been a Master Gardener since 2007. She has served as a Plant Sale volunteer and workshop presenter. Carole enjoys growing different flowers every year, doing research from year to year, and trying a variety of soils and other growing situations.
Spotted lanternfly adults on Ailanthus. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer
What To Do If You Find Spotted Lanternfly
Jan 16, 2018
This insect is a potential threat to several important crops including grapes, peaches and timber trees. Many sites within the infested area have high populations of spotted lanternflies. Every landowner who effectively uses control measures will help to reduce the potential for this insect to spread to new territory.
Yellow aphids are seen on a willow branch.  Photo by Tina Clinefelter
A is for Aphid
Apr 10, 2015
Odds are that you have aphids somewhere in your garden right now. There seems to be an aphid for almost every plant and with over 1300 species in just these United States what makes you think you can escape their attentions?
'Before' photo of a red-twigged dogwood that needs to be pruned.  Photo by Tina Clinefelter
A Prime Time to Prune!
Apr 9, 2015
Pruning time is upon us! Some shrubs are pruned early in the spring ... as buds swell, while others are pruned after they flower (like forsythia and lilac).