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The Avid Gardener: Master Gardener Hotline Offers Solutions The Avid Gardener: Master Gardener Hotline Offers Solutions
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
There are times when “patient labor and attention” are not enough. Sometimes, practical research-based knowledge is necessary to solve a gardening problem or answer a question. That’s where the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Garden Hotline can help. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Master gardener hotline offers solutions The Avid Gardener: Master gardener hotline offers solutions
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
There are times when “patient labor and attention” are not enough. Sometimes, practical research-based knowledge is necessary to solve a gardening problem or answer a question.  That’s where the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Garden Hotline can help. Started in 2009 as [Read More]
The Avid Gardner: Orchid Show a Premier Event for Growers and Collectors The Avid Gardner: Orchid Show a Premier Event for Growers and Collectors
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
The Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society will hold its 53rd annual Orchid Show from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Penn State’s Snider Ag Arena. [Read More]
Plant Scientist Offers Fruit Tree Pruning Tips Plant Scientist Offers Fruit Tree Pruning Tips
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
To prune or not to prune is a continuing dilemma that gardening enthusiasts from professionals to home gardeners have to deal with every growing season. [Read More]
Plant scientist offers fruit tree pruning tips Plant scientist offers fruit tree pruning tips
14 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — To prune or not to prune is a continuing dilemma that gardening enthusiasts from professionals to home gardeners have to deal with every growing season. From trees to shrubs, the why, when and how of pruning are among the most difficult aspects of horticulture to [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Escaping winter with spring planning The Avid Gardener: Escaping winter with spring planning
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Please use Lora’s standing header The Avid Gardener: Escaping winter with spring planning  “In a way Winter is the real Spring — the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.” — Edna O’Brien  With spring still almost a month away, I [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors
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The Avid Gardener: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
None of us want pests to hitchhike on plants we bring back indoors for the winter. Some plants make good candidates for wintering over and some should hit the compost heap. Here are considerations I weigh with my limited inside space. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Preparing to bring plants indoors The Avid Gardener: Preparing to bring plants indoors
40 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” — Franz Kafka, “The Metamorphosis” Sometimes, just the thought of garden pests becomes a nightmare for any gardener. Yesterday, I spotted [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: The power of the coffee plant in shaping history The Avid Gardener: The power of the coffee plant in shaping history
42 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
As with all traditions, the drinking of coffee has undergone enormous changes over the past 30 years, when few choices were available. There was either drip coffee made from already-ground beans that were in a vacuum-sealed can, or the nasty coffee crystals used with boiling water to make instant wh [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Dealing with the climate changes in our backyards The Avid Gardener: Dealing with the climate changes in our backyards
52 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Try as we might, there is no escaping the present discussions on climate change. According to a recent Fine Gardening Magazine article authored by Dr. Bert Cregg, an associate professor in Michigan State University’s horticulture department, it is well documented that since the Industrial Revoluti [Read More]
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