2021 Garden Tour

The demonstration gardens and related activities are free and open to the public, however, tickets must be purchased for the remaining six tour gardens.   Ticket prices are $10 and may be purchased at the demonstration gardens, as well as any of the participating gardens. Tickets may also be purchased online HERE. The addresses of the... Continue Reading →

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Meet the Master Gardener: Lori Trojan

When did you start gardening? My maternal grandmother was born in South Africa and lived in Poland before immigrating to the United States in her teens.  The women on my mother’s side were medicine women in their villages throughout generations and used herbs for healing.   When I was a little girl, I spent summers with... Continue Reading →

Peas Please!

Spring planting is officially underway.  We can plant a number of cool-season vegetables right now – seeds of peas, radishes, kale, turnips, beets, lettuce, and potatoes. It’s also time to put transplants of cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, leeks and onions in the ground. In fact, the planting season for many of the seeds started in... Continue Reading →


It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. Are you ready to plant potatoes? I haven’t even gotten my seed potatoes yet. But never fear, March 17 is just a target date, not a brick wall. Some of my strongest childhood memories are of harvesting potatoes. After my dad took the disc through the potato patch my siblings... Continue Reading →

Test Your Seeds

Looking through seed catalogs can be exciting for the avid gardener… and dangerous. Too often I have bought flower or other seeds that I just don’t get around to planting. I also like to buy seeds that I always plant in larger than packet size quantities that can last for two, three and four years... Continue Reading →

The Power of an Hour

What can twenty people accomplish in one hour? Lots! On Saturday, July 25, Master Gardener volunteers arrived at the Medicinal Garden to lend a hand. So much was done in a short time! The garden looks much better with weeds pulled, paths cleared, plants thinned and wood chips spread. When the work was complete, friends... Continue Reading →

Squash Surgery: A Tutorial (with video!)

When Tom and Arlene Whitten (EMG 2017) noticed the telltale signs of squash vine borer on their squash, they decided to take the unusual route of performing surgery in order to salvage their plants.  "I figured I had nothing to lose and everything to gain," said Arlene.  Added Tom, "This is what happens when you're... Continue Reading →

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