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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
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
Pumpkin Walk
Pumpkin Walk - News News

Pumpkin Walk

06/05/2018

Erie County's Pumpkin Walk includes hundreds of illuminated pumpkins October 5th and 6th at Waldameer Amusement Park. More
Epipactis helleborine. Photo: Amy Korman, Penn State
Be on the Lookout for Invasive Orchids - News News
Epipactis helleborine, the Broad-leaved Helleborine, is an invasive orchid that continues to plague Pennsylvania landscapes. 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
Master Gardener basic training class. Photo credit: George Schreck
Could You Be a Master Gardener? - News News

Could You Be a Master Gardener?

05/04/2018

Master Gardeners are volunteers for Penn State Extension who use research-based information to educate the public about sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship. Find out whether this program may be right for you. More
Willow Weave Fence. Photo credit: Si Griffiths CC BY-SA 3.0
Willow: 2018 Notable Native™ Herb - News News
The willow species contains many varieties useful to both humans and wildlife. More
American chestnut. Photo credit: Richard Gardner, Bugwood.org, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License
American Chestnut: Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree - News News
Review of a book by Susan Freinkel about the demise of the American chestnut tree and attempts to restore it. More
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Shamrocks: Myths, Legends, Folklore, and Facts - News News
Luck of the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day, lucky four-leaf clover: A shamrock and a four-leaf clover are the same plant – right? More
Photo credit: Pamela Hall
'Planting in a Post-Wild World' Book Review - News News
'Planting in a Post-Wild World' is a book that will cause you to reexamine your garden and look at it as an opportunity to build a plant community. More
extension.msstate.edu
Growing Microgreens - News News

Growing Microgreens

02/16/2018

Growing microgreens is the most popular gardening trend around! More
Bartram's Garden, Wikimedia CC0 1.0
Founding Gardeners - News News

Founding Gardeners

02/08/2018

A review of a book that examines the impact of nature and gardens on America’s founding fathers. More
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All the Presidents’ Gardens - News News

All the Presidents’ Gardens

01/11/2018

A book review of gardens through the presidents. More
allaboutbirds.org
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!

01/02/2018

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
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
Making and Using Compost
Making and Using Compost - News News

Making and Using Compost

10/18/2017

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
Photo courtesy Penn State Live
Earth-Friendly Gardening - News News

Earth-Friendly Gardening

09/18/2017

Using compost, applying fewer chemicals, conserving water, and removing invasive plant species add to the earth rather than taking away from it. More
Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden - News News

Creating a Cutting Garden

06/13/2017

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
Lady's Mantle, Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
The Highs and Lows of Gardening: Vines and Groundcovers - News News
Plant gorgeous vines and beautiful groundcovers to solve some common problems in your garden. More
Bleeding heart by Liz West / Muffet, Flickr.com License 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
An Old Fashioned Favorite: Bleeding Heart - News News
Plants often spark memories for me. Bleeding heart has a special place in my garden and my heart. More
Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes - News News

Heirloom Tomatoes

05/15/2017

Heirloom tomatoes come in almost every color of the rainbow, with subtle variations in color, texture, size, shape and flavors. More
Daffodils are a deer-resistant bulb that can be planted in heavily browsed landscapes.
Gardening with Deer - News News

Gardening with Deer

05/04/2017

The deer population in Pennsylvania is on the rise. And as land development increases, deer are frequently found in areas densely populated by humans. More
Cardinal Flower
Gardening for Birds - News News

Gardening for Birds

05/03/2017

Birds can be found everywhere – parks, lakes, forests, cities, even your own backyard; however, birds are finding our homes less and less appealing. More
Make your gardens safe for your furry friends.
Pet Friendly Gardening - News News

Pet Friendly Gardening

05/03/2017

Here are some helpful hints on ways to make your garden a pet safe and beautiful space. More
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