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Earth Day Is Your Day! – Penn State Master Gardeners  in Lackawanna County participated in the Steamtown Mall Earth Day Program demostrating Straw Bale Gardening
Apr 27, 2015

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County participated in “Earth Day Is Your Day” at The Mall at Steamtown on April 18...

Apr 27, 2015

The 2015 growing season has finally started. The sun has gotten stronger, the days longer, and soil is warming up...

Apr 20, 2015

Years ago, trees and shrubs were dug up and transplanted to a new location, or shipped by nurseries with bare roots while they were dormant (not in leaf)...

Apr 6, 2015

Experienced gardeners in Northeastern Pennsylvania know that warm season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant do well when planted around Memorial Day...

Mar 30, 2015

As we gaze upon the awakening landscape at this time of year, we dream of the wide array of flowers, shrubs and trees in our gardens. In the shrubs category, viburnums fall into “my favorite” species for many reasons...

Mar 16, 2015

Whether it is your first vegetable garden or you have been growing vegetables for 50 years, there are some basic principles that if followed will help make your garden be a success...

Mar 9, 2015

Late winter, just before bud break is a great time to prune shrubs and trees in our landscapes...

Feb 23, 2015

If you enjoy eating blueberries, consider growing your own...

Feb 17, 2015

We know these extreme cold temperatures, snow and ice have caused school closures, frozen pipes, and frostbite for exposed skin, but what about the trees and shrubs in our landscapes?

Jan 26, 2015

Winter is the perfect time to scout for several of the most devastating pests of eastern trees...

Jan 21, 2015

The short days, gray skies, howling, biting winds, snow, and ice are all around us...

Jan 12, 2015

Whether you have a big vegetable garden or small flower bed there are a few gardening principles that if followed will give you great results...

Jan 5, 2015

Grumble. Grumble. It is going to snow. Grumble. Grumble. Why does it have to snow? You know how it is. Many folks have trouble accepting winter, cold, and snow. They can tolerate the cold (maybe), as long as it doesn't snow or rain...