Monday, June 22, 2015

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars on Passion Flower

Photograph © 2015 Susan Schneck

Master Gardener Sue Schneck wows us again from her garden with this shot of Gulf fritillary butterfly caterpillars (Agraulis vanilla) on a passion flower (Passiflora).  

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Container Gardening Fun

Celebrity Container Gardening Crew

Do we have fun or what?  Last month our Bucks County Master Gardener Container Garden Committee created three beautiful container gardens in front of our building at Neshaminy Manor Center. They even made their own hypertufa container for the succulent display! 

Container gardening is a superb option for those with limited space, time and/or mobility. You can grow just about anything in a container, from decorative plants like those in the photo, to veggies like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash!  Check out this link from Penn State Extension about growing veggies in containers:

If you'd like to know more about container gardening, get in touch with one of our Bucks County Master Gardeners at 215-345-3283 or and we'll get you started with instructions and information from Penn State Extension.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Insects, Diseases & Weeds ... Oh My!

Photo courtesy

It's that time of year.  If you're noticing insect problems, diseases or weeds in your garden, Penn State Extensions Home & Garden website is here to help identify and control the issue before it gets out of hand!

Here's where to get started: