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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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
Pruning Shrubs and Trees
Pruning Shrubs and Trees - News News

Pruning Shrubs and Trees


With spring on the doorstep, now is an excellent time to prune some of your shrubs and trees. 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
Pussy Willow Photo: Teresa Alexander-Arab, CC BY-ND 2.0
Pussy Willow - A Valuable Native Plant - News News
The American Pussy Willow is a great example of how a native plant provides habitat and supports native wildlife. More
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