Master Gardener Articles

It is almost time for nature’s most abundant crop – tree leaves  by Linda Hanson

Gardening with Deer-Resistant Plants  by Beth Jacoby

Going Out on a Limb  by Tracy Stabler

Fall Has Arrived by Janet Surges

House Plants by Edith Shafer


DEER TICKS – The Unwelcoming Arachnid by Kathy Rohrbaugh

Interesting Resources


The Herb Society of America
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
  • Barnes, Thomas G., Gardening for the Birds, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1999, ISBN 0-8131-2071-
  • Taylor, Patricia A., Easy Care Native Plants, Henry Holt Co. NY 1996. ISBN 0-8050-3861-2.

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

     2401 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 101, York PA 17402