Master Gardener Articles

Where Do “Bugs” Go in the Winter? by Kathy Rohrbaugh 

I Have Mushrooms in My Lawn, Now What? by David Graeff

Butterflies Need Weeds by Beth Jacoby

Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden by Rita Potter 

Bat by Jerre Reichley 

Pesticides-Think before you spray! by Rita Potter

Dwarf Conifers by Jane Black

Native Solitary Bees Final Word by Debby Scalet 


Interesting Resources

Native Plant Websites
  • Darke, Rick, Tallamy, Douglas, The Living Landscape, Timber Press, 2014, ISBN-13: 9781604694086
  • Holm, Heather, Pollinators of Native Plants, Pollination Press, 2014, ISBN978-0-9913563-0-0

Wealth Of Information and Learning Opportunities

Visit The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP) at and National Garden Clubs, Inc (NGC) at and for a wealth of information.

Environmental School, Gardening School, Landscape Design School and Flower Show School are available for members only at a reasonable price through NGC.

Garden Club of York offers a maximum of four scholarships of $50.00 to defray costs of members upon completion of an NGC School course.

Need help with your gardening issues? 

Contact the York County Master Gardeners Garden Hotline who will “answer questions on a variety of topics including growing vegetables, fruits, ornamentals and turfgrass, plant identification, pruning, and insect and disease problems. Advice encourages the use of integrated pest management and environmentally sound practices.”

(717) 840-7408

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Penn State Cooperative Extension

112 Pleasant Acres Road, York PA 17402