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Garden

Walker family earns September Garden of the Month Award

PHOTO PROVIDED The Walker family at 109 W. Main St. in Lock Haven is the recipient of Dogwood Circle Garden Club’s September Garden of the Month award. Jennifer, Lucy, Jackson, Archie, Greg and Lane all played a part in the creation of this new colorful butterfly garden: planning, ...

Blowers, mowers and more: American yards quietly go electric

For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer. “I’m concerned about climate change and wanted tools that are more eco-friendly, and also quieter. I like listening to music when I do yardwork and ...

Penn State Master Gardener Program 2021-2022

LOCK HAVEN — Do you have an interest in horticulture? Do you like to volunteer? Would you like to learn more about gardening and share your passion and knowledge with others? If you answered yes, then join us on a path to become a Penn State Master Gardener volunteer! Penn State Extension ...

Native plants, nativars, and where to find them

We’ve heard a lot about the importance of native plants in recent years and many gardeners are making efforts to add them to their landscapes to support threatened pollinators and other wildlife. However, obtaining native plants can sometimes be challenging. One of those challenges relates to ...

Scenery abounds on the Ashokan Rail Trail

(Editor’s Note: This article is the fifth in the series of articles exploring trails in the Middle Hudson Valley Area.) The previous article of this series discussed traveling the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway over the Hudson, both with pedal power instead of hiking shoes. The ...

How to keep gardens safe in summer heat waves

METRO — Summer is a season to relax and enjoy the warm weather. Basking in the summer sun is a great way to relax, but only when the temperatures are safe. Summer heat waves can compromise the health of human beings as well as their pets. Gardening enthusiasts also may need to go the extra ...