Lawn care and gardening resources and tips for the homeowner provided by the Penn State Extension Horticulture Team and Master Gardeners.
Master Gardener Manual
Revised in full color and with nearly 400 photographs, this 800-page book provides horticultural knowledge in botany; plant propagation; soil health; plant diseases; entomology; integrated pest management; lawn care; vegetable gardening; indoor, herbaceous, woody, and native plants; tree fruit and small fruit; weeds and invasive species; and pruning. Composting, landscape design, garden wildlife, and equipment are also discussed.
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. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.
Heat Proofing Your Vegetable Garden
The dog days of summer can be tough on your vegetables. Even heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers might need a little extra care during a heat wave. Here is how you can to protect your garden – and harvest during a heat wave.