December 9, 2022

Caring for Holiday Plants

Find links to resources on all the plants you use to celebrate the holidays.  Learn about the selection and care of plants such as poinsettia, Christmas cactus, amaryllis, and more in this article.

AAS Winners are Great New Plants to Grow in Your Home Garden

In 2022, All-America Selections is celebrating 90 years of trialing new varieties for the home gardener. There have been plenty of exciting new winners that merit a place in your garden that will be highlighted in this series. See this month's picks!

2023 Home Gardening Webinar from the Master Gardener Program

2023 Home Gardening Webinar Series Announced

The Master Gardener program is excited to announce the 2023 season of the Home Gardening Webinar series! The themes for this year’s series are edibles, pruning, and water usage. The series starts January 3 and runs until March 8.

2023 Winter Master Gardener Training Offered Winter and Fall

2023 Winter Master Gardener Training Offered Winter and Fall

The application window is opening January 9 for the 2023 Winter Master Gardener training cohort, which will be offered in 27 counties or extension regions.

The Legends and Traditions of Holiday Plants

Many traditions associated with the holidays involve plants. Evergreen trees, poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe played important roles in ancient legends and rituals, but have evolved into traditions associated with the Christmas season.  Learn more about the history of these plants in this article.

Germination of Tree Seed

Growing trees from seed can be fun. However, the seed of most tree species won't germinate immediately when planted because they are in a dormant state. Learn more about breaking dormancy in trees like oak, hickory, walnut, and others in this article