Master Gardener Articles

Plant a Meadow Garden by Connie Schmotzer

A Short Guide to Mulch in the Landscape by Eydie Shafer

Slow the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Jodi Sulpizio

The Dandy Dandelion by Karen Knuepfer 

Restorative Gardens: Respite From Illness by Susan Bowman

Growing Strawberries by Tracy Stabler

The Under-Rated Wild Violet by Krista Callear 

DEER TICKS – The Unwelcoming Arachnid by Kathy Rohrbaugh

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

     2401 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 101, York PA 17402