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Species and Varieties

Information on selecting the best varieties of plants for home gardening, including vegetables, berries, fruits, hydrangeas, cactus and succulents, bleeding heart, azalea, chrysanthemums, hostas, boxwoods and flowering houseplants.
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The Osage Orange: Useless or Useful? - Articles Articles
The Osage orange tree is known for its large green, inedible fruits. Find out more about the history and characteristics of this tree. More
Basic Tree Identification
Basic Tree Identification - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to identify common trees found in Pennsylvania. More
Succulents
Workshops for the Gardener: Succulent Savvy - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to easily grow succulents, popular varieties, and how to avoid pests and problems in this hands-on workshop. More
2019 Penn State Flower Trials
2019 Penn State Flower Trials - Videos Video Series

2019 Penn State Flower Trials

乐动体育注册 Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Sinclair Adam, Nick Flax, Krystal Snyder

The Penn State Flower Trials serves a variety of purposes and has a powerful benefit in Pennsylvania and beyond. Bi-weekly video updates of the 2019 trials are now available to view. More
USDA
Designing Your Own Raised Bed - Workshops Workshops
Raised beds are useful for many challenging gardening situations such as rocky soils and some pests - they also increase accessibility. More
Deciduous Shrub Identification for Home Gardeners
Deciduous Shrub Identification for Home Gardeners - Workshops Workshops
Shrubs are essential in the foundation of any landscape. By carefully selecting shrubs for the site, you might avoid a lot of pruning and maintenance, and enjoy watching them thrive for years. More
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Spring-Blooming Trees - Webinars Webinars

Spring-Blooming Trees

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Penn State Master Gardener Tracey Scott presents a medley of attractive spring blooming trees proven durable in USDA Hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6. More
Big-leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) Photo courtesy of Penn State Master Gardener Program
Why Doesn’t My Hydrangea Bloom? - Articles Articles

Why Doesn’t My Hydrangea Bloom?

乐动体育注册 Mary Jo Gibson

Many home gardeners have hydrangeas that do not bloom as expected. This article discusses types of hydrangeas and how to best enjoy their blossoms and foliage. More
By Iris Wijngaarden - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2177868
Snowdrops - Articles Articles

Snowdrops

乐动体育注册 Martha Murdock

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to emerge in late winter. Learn more about the origin and care of this popular bulb. More
Photo credit: Laurie Collins
Anise Hyssop for the Perennial Garden - Articles Articles

Anise Hyssop for the Perennial Garden

乐动体育注册 Carol Kagan

Anise hyssop has been named the 2019 Herb of the Year™ by the International Herb Association. Learn about the characteristics and uses of this appealing native plant. More
Image: Lyc Co Master Gardeners Ken Elkin
Growing and Blooming Across Northern Spain - Workshops Workshops
A travelog of plants and landscapes of Spain More
Dysdera crocata female. Photo by Steven Jacobs, Penn State Extension
Woodlouse Hunter Spider - Articles Articles

Woodlouse Hunter Spider

乐动体育注册 Steve Jacobs

The woodlouse hunter spider preys on pill bugs or sow bugs (order Isopoda) and derives its common name from the British common name for these crustaceans. More
Foraged Edibles
Growers' Series: Edible Herb Walk - Workshops Workshops
Walk through the woods and learn about foraged edible and medicinal plants More
Coreopsis. Photo credit: Mark Krotulski
Great Plants for Fall Color - Articles Articles

Great Plants for Fall Color

Connie Holland

This article describes a number of flowers and foliage plants that do not typically come to mind when we think of autumn color. More
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
Photo credit: F.D. Richards CC BY-SA 2.0
Orienpet Lilies are Show-Stoppers in the Garden - Articles Articles

Orienpet Lilies are Show-Stoppers in the Garden

乐动体育注册 Carol Papas

Orienpet, or OT, lilies combine the best characteristics of Oriental and trumpet lilies. This article discusses their care along with recommended cultivars and companions. More
Ostrich Fern, Photo credit: Louise Brewer
Gardening with Ferns - Articles Articles

Gardening with Ferns

乐动体育注册 Mary Ann Ziemba

Ferns may be the best solution for problem spots in shady gardens. Find out how different types of ferns can be used in the landscape. 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
Photo credit: Tim Elkner
The Dirt on Dahlias - Articles Articles

The Dirt on Dahlias

乐动体育注册 Mary Reefer

Dahlias are showy flowers that brighten the summer garden. Learn how to grow them and save the tubers for future years. More
A lotus flower form of a tree peony, 'Guardian of the Monastery', Photo credit: TJ Mrazik
The Beloved Peony - Articles Articles

The Beloved Peony

乐动体育注册 Thomas Mrazik

Peony flowers have richness unlike any others. Home gardeners can create an exquisite and long-lasting display by understanding the types of peonies available and the proper planting requirements. 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
Various cultivars of clematis. Photo credit: Nancy Knauss
Clematis "Queen of the Vines" - Articles Articles
Clematis are beautiful perennial vines. Find out how to care for them and the characteristics of different cultivars. 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
Spring Garden Series
Spring Garden Series - Workshops Workshops
Join us for this two evening workshop that will help participants with their garden this season. More
Photo credit: Nancy Knauss
Selecting Tomato Cultivars - Articles Articles

Selecting Tomato Cultivars

乐动体育注册 Susan Marquesen

Many factors determine which tomatoes you should plan to plant. Learn how to select the varieties that are right for you. More
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