Luzerne County Master Gardener News

So What Is a Mason Bee?
Aug 12, 2015
Most of us have heard of honey bees. We know that honey bees are critical to pollination and they make honey. But what about the Mason bee?
The Asparagus Beetle
Aug 12, 2015
The common asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi, is yet another pest that those of us that love to grow our own vegetables have to learn to identify and control. Perhaps the only positive thing is that, as its name suggests, it favors the perennial vegetable asparagus.
Growing Turf in Shade
Aug 12, 2015
Many homeowners have at least one spot in their yard that is shaded for several hours during the day. Except for a handful of shade loving plants, it can be difficult to grow almost anything in these areas, especially turfgrass. Fortunately, if you have a shaded area where you would like to grow grass, there are a few things you can do to increase your likelihood of success and fall is an ideal time to try.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
Aug 12, 2015
What could be better than a woody shrub with lovely flowers, long lasting green leaves, and lots of red berries? Be careful, you could be planting the invasive exotic bush honeysuckle in your landscape.

Regional Events

Master Gardener Basic Training: Columbia /Montour/Northumberland Counties
When: Oct 5, 2017
Where: Columbia County Extension office, 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815