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Roughstalk bluegrass (Poa trivialis) is a lighter green color than the other cool season lawn grasses. Photo: Pete Landschoot, Penn State
Roughstalk Bluegrass: a Cool Season Perennial Grass - News News
Roughstalk bluegrass (Poa trivialis) is a cool season perennial grass. It often can be found as a contaminant in turf areas consisting of a desired turfgrass species such as Kentucky bluegrass, bentgrass or fescue. More
Celosia Kelos Atomic Neon Pink——Beekenkamp Photo: Sinclair Adam, Penn State
Top Performers at the 2018 Penn State Flower Trials - News News
2018 was a challenging year for growers of annual and perennial plants. More
Enjoy The First Spring Community Day
Enjoy The First Spring Community Day - News News
Brought to you by the Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County and St. Mary's Villa. Event takes place on Saturday, April 6th from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Villa. More
Poinsettia plant injured from off-label application of prometon (Pramitol) under the greenhouse bench. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Weed Control in the Greenhouse - News News

Weed Control in the Greenhouse

03/18/2019

Each year brings with it new challenges and opportunities for the greenhouse industry and the growers that are tasked with overseeing the various production facilities across the world. More
Box tree moth larvae (Cydalima perspectalis) By böhringer friedrich - CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20484379
More Trouble Ahead for Boxwoods? - News News
As if boxwood blight is not enough to keep growers, landscape architects, and landscape contractors up at night, an insect that is devastating box forests and landscape plantings across Europe has shown up in Ontario, Canada. Meet the box tree moth! More
Photo by Michael Houtz
Two New Articles from Penn State on Turfgrass Fertilization Practices - News News
Two newly revised articles dealing with turfgrass fertilization practices are now available from Penn State Extension. More
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Earth Day is Your Day - News News

Earth Day is Your Day

03/18/2019

Please join Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County on April 13th for a celebration of Earth Day. More
Courtesy Ken Elkin
Bulbs Mean More Than Tulips! - News News

Bulbs Mean More Than Tulips!

03/17/2019

Consider planting summer blooming bulbs for variety! More
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Lackawanna County Master Gardeners Spring Open House - News News
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having a Spring Open House on March 30th. More
2019 Clinton County Master Gardener Plant Sale
2019 Clinton County Master Gardener Plant Sale - News News
This year's sale will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am until noon at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Many plants can be pre-ordered using the Plant Sale order form. More
New Jersey Tea, Photo credit: Aaron Carlson, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Two Notable Native Herbs for 2019 - News News
The Notable Native Herbs for 2019 are New Jersey Tea and Horsetail. The Notable Native Herb™ is the signature program of Herb Society of America’s (HSA) Native Herb Conservation Committee. More
Not only an early spring/late fall bedding plant, the flowers can be used as a garnish or candied. Photo: Tom Butzler, Penn State
Flowers Becoming Hot Topic - News News

Flowers Becoming Hot Topic

02/14/2019

The annual Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference (MAFVC) in Hershey, PA is a chance for area growers to gather new information about pest issues, marketing ideas, and production matters. More
Image Credit: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension
Spotted Lanternfly Agricultural Producer and Forest Landowner Impact Survey - News News
A survey is currently underway to gather information from horticultural growers, field crop farmers, and forest landowners on the potential economic impact of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) on agriculture and forestry. More
2019 Erie County Master Gardener Plant Sale
2019 Erie County Master Gardener Plant Sale - News News
Erie county Master Gardeners will be having their annual plant sale on May 11th from 9am - noon. More
Photo credit: Lois Miklas
2019 Lancaster County Master Gardener Plant Sale - News News
Lancaster County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until sold out at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, off the Manheim Pike in Lancaster, PA. More
Photo by Scott Bauer USDA-ARS
Gardening Series at Beaver Library - News News
Gardening classes presented by Penn State Master Gardeners of Montour County More
Great spangled fritillary Photo: Jon Yuschock, Bugwood.org
Butterfly Gardening, Penn State Master Gardeners - News News
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Vince Fayock will describe how to select beautiful flowers that encourage butterflies to frequent our gardens. More
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series - News News
Free gardening programs by Penn State Master Gardeners of Columbia County on third Tuesdays evenings, April through September, 2019. More
Jimsonweed, Datura stramonium. Photo: Jan Samanek, Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org
Toxic Weed in the Landscape: Jimsonweed - News News
Jimsonweed is an annual plant that is poisonous to animals and humans. More
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education Program: A Milpa in Your Garden
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education Program: A Milpa in Your Garden - News News
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Longwood Gardens presented a practical, bilingual course in English and Spanish to teach participants how to make a milpa in the 21st Century. More
When trees look like telephone poles, they are either planted too deeply or mulched too deeply. Either way, it is not good for the tree! Photo: Sandy Feather, Penn State
Mulch Volcanoes Are Erupting Everywhere! - News News
Extension educators, arborists, and other knowledgeable horticulturists have railed against the prevalence of mulch volcanoes for decades. So why do we still see so much mulch piled around the trunks of trees? More
Overall picture of white oak impacted by cynipid wasp galls. Photo: Sandy Feather, Penn State
Cynipid Wasp Galls: Making A Mess of White Oaks - News News
The Extension office received a sample of damaged white oak leaves from the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Given the amount of rain we have had all year, anthracnose was a possible suspect. More
Notice the size difference, Yellowjacket (bottom), European hornet (top). Photo courtesy of Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org
The Giant Asian Hornet Scare - News News

The Giant Asian Hornet Scare

07/17/2018

There was a flurry of calls coming into area Penn State Extension offices a few weeks ago about the appearance of the giant Asian hornet. More
Vegetables and annuals coexist in a Master Gardener "Idea Garden" Lancaster, PA. Photo credit: Mark Krotulski
The Foodscape Revolution - News News

The Foodscape Revolution

07/11/2018

Review of a book by Brie Arthur--The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden. More
Rugosa flowers are not only attractive but they are fragrant and attract pollinators. Photo: Tom Butzler, Penn State
Rugosa Rose: An Alternative to a Fence - News News
Fences are placed between properties for several reasons; to delineate boundaries, privacy (i.e. nosy neighbors), or keep animals/kids out of an area. More
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