Articles and Links


Plant Diseases

Clematis Leaf and Stem Spot (September 2008 program)

Cytospora Canker of Spruce (September 2008 program)

Dogwood Decline (September 2008 program)

Late Blight of Potato and Tomato (September 2008 program)

Powdery Mildew (September 2008 program)

Tomatoes: Early Blight & Septoria Leaf Spot (September2008 program)

Verticillium Wilt of Woody Ornamentals (September 2008 program)

Miscellaneous Gardening Articles

Beneficial Bugs

What Is An Invasive Plant?

Removing Invasive Garlic Mustard

Planting Bulbs In Containers

How To Prune Forsythia

Early Spring Garden Jobs: In the Flower Garden


Crafts and Miscellaneous How-tos

Decorating Your Table For Fall (October 2008 program)

Pressing and Preserving Fall Leaves (October 2008 program)

A Few Garden Links is a database of over 1,300 species of house and greenhouse plants which provides 18 categories of care from watering to lighting.  Search by name, plant type, shrub, fern or perennial.

Penn State Extension Service

"The mission of Penn State Cooperative Extension is to extend nonformal outreach educational opportunites to individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Pennsylvania.  Cooperative Extension education programs enable the Commonwealth to maintain a competitive and environmentally sound food and fiber system and prepare Pennsylvania's youth, adults, and families to enhance the quality of their lives and participate more fully in community decisions."

A Native Plant Publication about native plants for Pennsylvania gardeners is available from the Penn State College of Agricultural Science - select Publications and then the "Search" option and type in "native", choosing "Horticulture" as the Department.  

Audobon Society of Western Pennsylvania

"The mission of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is to inspire and educate the people of southwestern Pennsylvania to be respectful and responsible stewards of the natural world."

Fine Gardening Magazine's guide to pronouncing Botanical Latin  Now this is fun! If you've ever wondered how to pronounce some of those tongue twisters, like maybe agastache foeniculum, you can hear it here. Fine Gardening always includes a phonetic list of the plants mentioned in their magazine, but nothing beats hearing it pronounced.

Western Pennsylvania Wildflowers

A website of pictures and descriptions of local wildflowers and trees.

P. Allen Smith's Gardening Website  P. Allen Smith does gardening shows for both public television, P.Allen Smith Garden Home, and for nationally syndicated television, P. Allen Smith Gardens, as well as spots on national talk shows and commercials.  His website has a lot of useful information; a plant library, tools to help you design your garden, garden projects, recipes, ideas for centerpieces, etc. Want to feel inspired?  Take the time to visit the Butchart Gardens website located in British Columbia, Canada.  The photographs of these gardens are guaranteed to inspire!  On the home page, click on The Gardens and in the drop down box choose Image Gallery where you will find photographs of these spectacular gardens in every season. You can also take a Virtual Tour of the gardens in each of the different seasons.