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Spotted lanternfly nymph. Photo: E. Swackhamer, Penn State
Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Hatching in April This Year - News News
Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a fulgorid planthopper. More
A Host of Hostas
A Host of Hostas - News News

A Host of Hostas


Hostas are a go-to plant for almost any gardener dealing with shade to part-shade in the garden. More
Spotted lanternfly 4th instar nymphs. Photo: E. Swackhamer, Penn State
How to Comply with the Spotted Lanternfly Regulations - News News
Lycorma delicatula, commonly known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF), is a new invasive insect in southeastern Pennsylvania. More
Photo submitted by: Laura Hlusko, Mercer County Master Gardener
Clintonia Umbellulata: The Orchid That Wasn't - News News
Do you have a gardening or plant wish list? You know all those plants you want to cultivate, meet and become incredibly knowledgeable about? More
Cardinal Flower
Gardening for Birds - News News

Gardening for Birds


Birds can be found everywhere – parks, lakes, forests, cities, even your own backyard; however, birds are finding our homes less and less appealing. More
Spotted lanternfly egg masses. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer
How to Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Eggs and Report Your Efforts - News News
People can reduce the populations of spotted lanternfly on their properties by killing the overwintering eggs. More
Daffodils are a deer-resistant bulb that can be planted in heavily browsed landscapes.
Gardening with Deer - News News

Gardening with Deer


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
Cool-season vs. Warm-season Vegetables
Cool-season vs. Warm-season Vegetables - News News
No matter how big or small your garden is, for successful vegetable gardening it is crucial to know the difference between cool-season and warm-season vegetables. More
Bleeding heart by Liz West / Muffet, 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
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
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
Flowering Balloon Cactus
Cactus and Succulents – Get Stuck on Them! - News News
While moving my outside cactus and succulent plants inside to protect them from freezing this fall, I wondered where these unusual plants were first found. More
Christmas Cactus segments are smooth sided and have no pointy edges.
Christmas Cactus – Getting Them to Bloom - News News
My fondness for Christmas Cactus plants comes from the numerous beautiful blooms that magically appear from green tips just as color has pretty much disappeared from my outdoor gardens. 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
Photo by Pamela T Hubbard
Easy Ways to Make Your Garden Look Great - News News
There are times when you want your garden to look its best: when you invite family and friends for a barbecue or other party, you host a garden tour, or even a wedding. More
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