Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shrubs for Pennsylvania Gardens

We're under many inches of snow in the garden right now, which means it's time for the gardener's favorite cold-weather activity: looking at gardening catalogs! All of us have a stack of bulb, seed, and flower catalogs at home that we're using to fuel our creative energy for spring.

As you dream about your warm-weather garden next year, don't forget to check out the resources available through the Penn State College of Agricultural Science Cooperative Extension program. Soil testing kits, lists of native plants, tomato disease troubleshooting-- all of your gardening needs can be fulfilled.

I'm reminded of our friends at Penn State because of my reading material today: a handy publication called "A Guide For Selecting Shrubs For Pennsylvania Landscapes." It makes a good companion to all those garden catalogs.

Enjoy the snow!

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