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Information on planting and growing home gardens, including choosing plants, hydroponic towers, container gardening, soil testing, pruning, deadheading and care of holiday plants. Tips on home orchards, fruit gardens, native plants and herbs.

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The Child-Friendly Garden - Articles Articles
Looking for ways to get children outdoors and away from the computer and TV? This article offers great suggestions to get children involved in gardening. More
Rooftop containers at the Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm
Growers’ Series: Rooftop Containers - Workshops Workshops

Growers’ Series: Rooftop Containers

12/11/2018

Philadelphia, PA

Free
Explore the challenges and possibilities offered by rooftop growing and build your own rooftop planter! 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
Photo credit: Lois Miklas
Is Fall for Planting? - Articles Articles

Is Fall for Planting?

Lois Miklas

We frequently see the suggestion that autumn is a good time to plant. This article offers a look at what can be planted in fall and precautions to take when planting at this time of year. More
Asters brighten the fall garden. 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
Susquehanna County Junior Master Gardeners - Fall Session
Susquehanna County Junior Master Gardeners - Fall Session - Workshops Workshops
Free
A series of classes geared for children ages 9-13, the Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions will teach children about many aspects of horticulture - basic instruction in botany, entomology, propagation, soil, composting, and lots more. More
Fall Garden Day
Fall Garden Day - Workshops Workshops

Fall Garden Day

10/06/2018

Ebensburg, PA

$25.00
A variety of topics will be presented to help participants get their gardens ready for the fall season. More
Gardening Kaleidoscope: Inspiration for Your Backyard
Gardening Kaleidoscope: Inspiration for Your Backyard - Workshops Workshops

Gardening Kaleidoscope: Inspiration for Your Backyard

10/13/2018

Stroudsburg, PA

$20.00
Fresh gardening ideas will be shared to inspire the seasonal change of your garden. More
Fall Gardening Wrap-Up: Westmoreland County
Fall Gardening Wrap-Up: Westmoreland County - Workshops Workshops
Free
Free workshop containing 4 educational gardening talks. Topics include water run-off, weeds, monarch butterflies, and bulbs. More
Perennial Production for Beginning Growers
Perennial Production for Beginning Growers - Workshops Workshops

Perennial Production for Beginning Growers

11/07/2018

Worcester, PA

$60.00
Join us for an educational day with a Penn State expert and learn more about perennial production! More
Master Gardener / Watershed Steward Leadership Conference
Master Gardener / Watershed Steward Leadership Conference - Workshops Workshops

Master Gardener / Watershed Steward Leadership Conference

10/24/2018

State College, PA

$85.00
Coordinators and volunteers will be sure to enjoy this informational conference! More
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Preserving Your Tomato Harvest - Articles Articles
In late summer many gardeners enjoy a bountiful tomato harvest. This article explores the options for preserving this versatile vegetable. More
Gardening Skills
Gardening Skills - Workshops Workshops

Gardening Skills

09/22/2018

Leesport, PA

$15.00
Enhance your green thumb in a morning of Gardening Skills! More
Succulent Container Garden Workshop
Succulent Container Garden Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Succulent Container Garden Workshop

09/23/2018

West Chester, PA

$25.00
Enjoy succulent plants in your home and garden by learning about these low maintenance plants. 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
Growing Orchids in Your Home
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Growing Orchids in Your Home

11/10/2018

Chambersburg, PA

$15.00
Discover how you can grow and enjoy the beauty of orchids in your own home. More
Learn How to Split and Separate Perennials
Learn How to Split and Separate Perennials - Workshops Workshops
Free
Learn how to divide perennials and bring some home! More
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Gardening Facts and Fiction - Articles Articles

Gardening Facts and Fiction

Pamela T. Hubbard

Some gardening rules are myths: misconceptions passed down through the ages. This article takes a look at the real truth behind some common, but misguided, garden beliefs. More
Jumping Earthworm (Amynthas spp.) Photo credit: Nancy Knauss
Look Out for Jumping Earthworms! - Articles Articles
An aggressive Asian earthworm is negatively impacting our gardens and ecosystem. Find out how to recognize this invasive species and help limit its spread. More
Growin' Green with Master Gardeners
Growin' Green with Master Gardeners - Workshops Workshops
Free
Youth 4-6 will participate in lots of fun activities while learning about plants at this workshop. More
Beauty of Bulbs
Beauty of Bulbs - Workshops Workshops
Free
Learn about choosing the right bulbs, planting, avoiding diseases, and much more! More
Garden to Table
Garden to Table - Workshops Workshops
Free
Join us and learn how to use summer and cold weather vegetables from your garden! More
Photo credit: Nancy Knauss
Understanding Garden Terminology - Articles Articles
As you shop for plants and seeds, understanding plant terminology will help you make better choices. This article explains some of the more common terms you will find in catalogs and at nurseries. More
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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
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