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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
Workshop at Heritage Farm
Master Class: Soils, Urban Environments and Tough Choices - Workshops Workshops
Free
An overview of urban soils and their use in a variety of urban roles More
Seed Talk and Swap
Seed Talk and Swap - Workshops Workshops

Seed Talk and Swap

04/06/2019

Warren, PA

Free
The practice of saving seeds for future use is as old as cultivation. Learn how to retrieve, sort, and store seeds in this workshop. Attendees are invited to bring seeds to swap! 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 credit: Laurie Collins
Anise Hyssop for the Perennial Garden - Articles Articles
Anise hyssop has been named the 2019 Herb of the Year™ by the International Herb Association. Learn about the characteristics and uses of this appealing native plant. 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
Corner of the Garden: What's Hot in Perennials This Year
Corner of the Garden: What's Hot in Perennials This Year - Workshops Workshops
$5.00
Discover which top performing perennials will keep your garden in bloom throughout spring, summer, and fall. More
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost - Workshops Workshops
Learn to transform recycled material from the land into super food for your farm or garden! More
Plants left standing provide homes for pollinators and add winter interest to your garden. Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Fall Garden Care for Pollinators - Articles Articles
This article discusses the beneficial pollinators that overwinter in the garden and best practices for providing habitat for them. More
Hyacinth bulbs should be planted in fall. Photo credit: Hershey Gardens
Plant Bulbs in the Fall for a Spring Celebration - Articles Articles
For a beautiful spring display, you should plan to plant bulbs in fall. Find out how to select, plant and care for bulbs in your garden. More
New York ironweed. Photo credit: Mary Alice Koeneke
Native Perennials for Fall - Articles Articles

Native Perennials for Fall

Mary Alice Koeneke

Pollinators need pollen and nectar all season long. This article discusses beautiful plants that offer support to pollinators well into fall. More
Coneflowers (Echinacea) can be divided. Photo credit: Lois Miklas
A Guide to Dividing Perennials - Articles Articles

A Guide to Dividing Perennials

Pamela T. Hubbard

One of the gardener’s most rewarding tasks is dividing perennials. Not only is it an easy way to acquire more plants, but it helps them stay vigorous and healthy. More
Fall Gardening Wrap-Up: Westmoreland County
Fall Gardening Wrap-Up: Westmoreland County - Workshops Workshops
Free workshop containing 4 educational gardening talks. Topics include water run-off, weeds, monarch butterflies, and bulbs. More
Coreopsis. Photo credit: Mark Krotulski
Great Plants for Fall Color - Articles Articles

Great Plants for Fall Color

Connie Holland

This article describes a number of flowers and foliage plants that do not typically come to mind when we think of autumn color. More
Learn How to Split and Separate Perennials
Learn How to Split and Separate Perennials - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to divide perennials and bring some home! More
Beauty of Bulbs
Beauty of Bulbs - Workshops Workshops
Learn about choosing the right bulbs, planting, avoiding diseases, and much more! More
Photo credit: F.D. Richards CC BY-SA 2.0
Orienpet Lilies are Show-Stoppers in the Garden - Articles Articles
Orienpet, or OT, lilies combine the best characteristics of Oriental and trumpet lilies. This article discusses their care along with recommended cultivars and companions. More
Japanese beetle damage on rose foliage. Photo credit: Lois Miklas
Simple Strategies to Deal with Garden Pests, Diseases - Articles Articles
You can create a relatively pest and disease free garden if you believe that ‘perfect’ plants are not the absolute goal of gardening and that all insects are not out to get you. More
Medicinal Use of Orchard Fruits and Herbs
Medicinal Use of Orchard Fruits and Herbs - Workshops Workshops
Join Alyssa Schimmel from the Philadelphia Orchard Project and learn about teas and tinctures made from plants throughout the growing season. More
Ostrich Fern, Photo credit: Louise Brewer
Gardening with Ferns - Articles Articles

Gardening with Ferns

Mary Ann Ziemba

Ferns may be the best solution for problem spots in shady gardens. Find out how different types of ferns can be used in the landscape. More
Short Perennials for the Urban Garden
Short Perennials for the Urban Garden - Workshops Workshops
Learn about different low growing perennials that you can use as edging, trim, or groundcovers. More
Growing Herbs
Growing Herbs - Workshops Workshops
Learn to grow and cook with herbs at home. More
Pollinators on Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod) Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Best Plants for Pollinators - News News

Best Plants for Pollinators

05/21/2018

Research conducted by Penn State Master Gardeners reveals the best plants to attract and support pollinators. Find out more through this article and accompanying pollinator fact sheets. More
Dwarf cherry tree after a snow fall
Winter Berries and Shrubs that Create Winter Interest - Workshops Workshops
Bradford/Sullivan County Free Public Class for July. More
Photo credit: Tim Elkner
The Dirt on Dahlias - Articles Articles

The Dirt on Dahlias

Mary Reefer

Dahlias are showy flowers that brighten the summer garden. Learn how to grow them and save the tubers for future years. More
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