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York County Garden Open House - News News

York County Garden Open House


Please join us Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a morning of free fun and learning at the award-winning gardens of John Rudy County Park (400 Mundis Race Rd, York, PA). More
Photo credit: Charlene Lepant
Garden in the Parks Field Day - News News

Garden in the Parks Field Day


On Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Penn State Master Gardeners will host a field day at their North and South Park demonstration gardens in Pittsburgh. 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


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
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Ask A Master Gardener - News News

Ask A Master Gardener


The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will be available to answer your gardening questions and give you the latest research-based information on home horticultural topics. More
Pumpkin Walk
Pumpkin Walk - News News

Pumpkin Walk


Erie County's Pumpkin Walk includes hundreds of illuminated pumpkins October 5th and 6th at Waldameer Amusement Park. More
Vegetable Garden at Kinder Park, photo courtesy of Patty Rahi
Delaware County Master Gardeners 27th Annual Garden Contest - News News
The contest is open to all residents of Delaware County. Categories include Ornamental, Vegetable, Community and Youth. More
One of the park's main features: the 20 acre prairie ecosystem featuring the Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Ask the Master Gardeners of Butler County - News News
Penn State Master Gardeners of Butler County educational outreach series at the Gateway Native Gardens at Jennings Environmental Education Center on June 16, July 15, and August 11th. More
Pollinators on Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod) Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Best Plants for Pollinators - News News

Best Plants for Pollinators


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
Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Summer Garden Experience 2018 - News News

Summer Garden Experience 2018


Summer Garden Experience in Lancaster County combines the ambiance of a farm in summer with cutting edge planting and growing information. Bring the whole family on July 28th! More
Master Gardener basic training class. Photo credit: George Schreck
Could You Be a Master Gardener? - News News

Could You Be a Master Gardener?


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,, 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
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
Growing Microgreens - News News

Growing Microgreens


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

Founding Gardeners


A review of a book that examines the impact of nature and gardens on America’s founding fathers. More
Perdue Announces Emergency Funding for Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania
Perdue Announces Emergency Funding for Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania - News News
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania. More
All the Presidents’ Gardens - News News

All the Presidents’ Gardens


A book review of gardens through the presidents. More
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!


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


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
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
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