Saturday, September 6th, the Penn State Master Gardeners, Franklin County, hosted the Fall into Gardening event. The weather gods held the rain off until 2 pm, the end of the event, but the price was heat and humidity. Nevertheless, lots of visitors came and discovered the demonstration gardens as they transition into autumn.
|Sedum in the Drought-Tolerant Garden (C. Kagan)|
|Laurie Collins (L) with visitors in the Pollinator Garden (C. Kagan)|
Barbara Petrucci answered questions and talked about herbs with visitors.
|Barb Petrucci (L) showing off pineapple sage (C. Kagan)|
|Corn, tomatoes & more in the Victory Garden (C. Kagan)|
Denise Lucas identified lots of the plants in the Perennial Garden for visitors eager to know what is blooming this time of year. More perennial plant photos below.
|Denise Lucas (R) with visitors in the Perennial Garden (C. Kagan)|
Linda Secrist gave a bulb planting demonstration at the pergola in the Native Plant while Cindy Fair helped visitors identify various plants such as the northern oat grass.
|Northern Oat Grass in the Native Garden|
At the end of the day most Master Gardeners felt that they had introduced the gardens to a lot of new visitors and were able to both show off their hard work in the gardens and share their gardening knowledge.
More plants from the Pollinator Garden:
|Caterpillar on a dill plant (C. Kagan)|
|Bee on cosmos (C. Kagan)|
|More bees - well, it is a pollinator garden!|
More plants from the Perennial Garden:
|Autumn Clematis, Phlox, Black-eyed Susan and some interesting seed pods (C. Kagan)|
|Beautiful bright orange flowers (C. Kagan)|
|A cleome (C. Kagan)|
|Beautiful seed head of Purple Coneflower (C. Kagan)|
|It's beautiful, n'est-ce pas?|