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All the Presidents’ Gardens - News News

All the Presidents’ Gardens


A book review of gardens through the presidents. More
Backyard Bird Feeders and Mistakes Everyone Makes - News News
Tips to help your backyard bird friends More
Red Mammoth Beet Grow Off!
Red Mammoth Beet Grow Off! - News News

Red Mammoth Beet Grow Off!


The Penn State Master Gardeners of Mercer County are holding their second annual Grow Off featuring the Red Mammoth Beet and are looking for participants of all ages and gardening levels! More
Photo by Pamela T Hubbard
Evaluating the Year’s Successes and Disappointments - News News
At this hectic time I recommend you take a few minutes to assess the successes, challenges, and disappointments of the past growing season. More
Highlights of the 2017 Penn State Flower Trials
Highlights of the 2017 Penn State Flower Trials - News News
In 2017, 931 entries were in the Penn State Flower trials at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, in Manheim PA. More
Free Gardening Talks at the McBride Memorial Library
Free Gardening Talks at the McBride Memorial Library - News News
Free gardening talks offered monthly at McBride Memorial Library in Berwick, 6:00-7:00 p.m. on third Tuesdays More
Photo courtesy Penn State Live
Growing Herbs Indoors - News News

Growing Herbs Indoors


The growing season in the Poconos has ended for another year; it’s time to bring gardening indoors. A great way to do this is to plant a windowsill herb garden. More
Photo credit: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
PDA Adds 7 Counties to Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone - News News
The quarantine area for spotted lanternfly has expanded and changed from municipal to county-level in an effort to protect at-risk areas. More
Fresh spotted lanternfly egg masses. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Fall is Egg-laying Season for the Spotted Lanternfly - News News
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) continues to be a significant landscape pest in southeastern Pennsylvania. More
Making and Using Compost
Making and Using Compost - News News

Making and Using Compost


It is fall. As you clean up your garden and prepare it for winter, use those leaves and dead plants to start your compost pile. The timing is perfect. More
Zenik Crespo (back, right) assists Hispanic participants as they identify weeds at Johnston’s Everygreen Nursery in Erie. Photo: L. Follett, Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery
Bilingual Workshops Teach Integrated Weed Management - News News
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities. More
Photo courtesy Penn State Live
Earth-Friendly Gardening - News News

Earth-Friendly Gardening


Using compost, applying fewer chemicals, conserving water, and removing invasive plant species add to the earth rather than taking away from it. More
The African Sunset petunia is one of the genetically engineered varieties that the USDA is asking breeders to destroy. Photo: S. Adam, Penn State
Illegal Petunias Pulled From Flower Trials - News News
As horticultural producers of bedding plants are winding down the busy spring season, it came as a shock to many that some of the petunias being produced are actually illegal. More
Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden - News News

Creating a Cutting Garden


Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. More
Gettysburg, PA Photo: Brian Cavan, (CC BY 2.0)
My Introduction to Gardening in Gettysburg - News News
The course of true love never did run smooth. This proverb, which comes from the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare also applies to gardening. More
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