Porter County Master Gardeners

Porter County Master Gardeners www.pcgarden.info Everyone is welcome to our page! We love gardening! To become a member of the Porter County Master Gardeners, you must have completed the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program.
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These programs are offered throughout Indiana. Please contact your nearest Indiana Purdue Extension Service for more information, or contact us at [email protected].

These programs are offered throughout Indiana. Please contact your nearest Indiana Purdue Extension Service for more information, or contact us at [email protected].

Here's an opportunity for a free seminar on Gardening Practices to Improve Soil Health! May 3rd at noon central time. It...
04/29/2021

Here's an opportunity for a free seminar on Gardening Practices to Improve Soil Health! May 3rd at noon central time. It's free, but you MUST register. Info here: https://www.pcgarden.info/register-for-this-soil-conservation-webinar-on-may-3-2021/

Here's an opportunity for a free seminar on Gardening Practices to Improve Soil Health! May 3rd at noon central time. It's free, but you MUST register. Info here: https://www.pcgarden.info/register-for-this-soil-conservation-webinar-on-may-3-2021/

12 dos and don’ts for early spring gardening
03/27/2021
12 dos and don’ts for early spring gardening

12 dos and don’ts for early spring gardening

Pruning certain shrubs will deny you the joy of spring blooms, but there's still lots of work to be done on your garden in early spring.

03/17/2021
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Here's the info for our raised bed gardening seminar going on right now. The recording will be posted tomorrow.
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Somehow we missed posting the latest issue of Garden Thyme! But you won't want to miss it! It's full of info about winte...
03/15/2021

Somehow we missed posting the latest issue of Garden Thyme! But you won't want to miss it! It's full of info about winter dieback, more on orchids, chili & cornbread recipe, and did you know this spring we are due for the 17-year cicada? https://www.pcgarden.info/garden-thyme-vol-7-issue-2/

Somehow we missed posting the latest issue of Garden Thyme! But you won't want to miss it! It's full of info about winter dieback, more on orchids, chili & cornbread recipe, and did you know this spring we are due for the 17-year cicada? https://www.pcgarden.info/garden-thyme-vol-7-issue-2/

First Day of Spring Virtual Garden Event by Master Gardeners of LaPorte County, Indiana has some very interesting virtua...
03/13/2021
La Porte County Master Gardner

First Day of Spring Virtual Garden Event by Master Gardeners of LaPorte County, Indiana has some very interesting virtual seminars! This is Saturday, March 20 at 10 am and 1 pm. Register for each seminar separately. More info can be found here: http://www.lpmastergardener.com/

La Porte County Master Gardner, Purdue Master Gardener Program

Are you a Porter County college student in a horticulture related field? PCMGA scholarship deadline is approaching! http...
02/28/2021
Porter County Master Gardeners Association offers scholarships

Are you a Porter County college student in a horticulture related field? PCMGA scholarship deadline is approaching! https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/porter-county-master-gardeners-association-offers-scholarships/article_e4061831-6d21-58ed-acff-910fc84b1056.html

PCMGA will award up to three annual non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 each to a college or graduate student majoring in the field of landscape design or horticulture

Are you looking for some money to fund a community edible garden or a garden project in Porter County or even scholarshi...
02/27/2021

Are you looking for some money to fund a community edible garden or a garden project in Porter County or even scholarship money for a horticulture related degree? PCMGA awards grants and scholarships! The deadline for postmarking is March 12, or applications can be delivered to the Extension office by March 19. Click for details! https://www.pcgarden.info/grants-scholarships/

Are you looking for some money to fund a community edible garden or a garden project in Porter County or even scholarship money for a horticulture related degree? PCMGA awards grants and scholarships! The deadline for postmarking is March 12, or applications can be delivered to the Extension office by March 19. Click for details! https://www.pcgarden.info/grants-scholarships/

Looking for Virtual Education Opportunities?This event on Saturday & Sunday, February 20 & 21, 2021, is free and virtual...
02/04/2021

Looking for Virtual Education Opportunities?
This event on Saturday & Sunday, February 20 & 21, 2021, is free and virtual this year due to the pandemic. However, registration is required. Please click this link for more information. https://www.pcgarden.info/virtual-education-opportunities/

Looking for Virtual Education Opportunities?
This event on Saturday & Sunday, February 20 & 21, 2021, is free and virtual this year due to the pandemic. However, registration is required. Please click this link for more information. https://www.pcgarden.info/virtual-education-opportunities/

01/23/2021

Well, this would have been the day for our 17th Annual Gardening Show. Instead we all continue to make adjustments for the Covid world we live in. Ahhh, such a fun day to celebrate being a gardener! But we ARE having an online gardening seminar today at 10 featuring Foodscaping expert, Brie Arthur. If you haven't already registered, just sit tight because we will be sharing the recording on Tuesday! AND save the date for January 22, 2022!!

Want to become a Master Gardener? A virtual (online) Spring Master Gardener Training Program begins March 3, and runs th...
01/14/2021

Want to become a Master Gardener? A virtual (online) Spring Master Gardener Training Program begins March 3, and runs through June 2, 2021; held on Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. CST. Apply on or before Feb. 12, 2021. If interested, please call Purdue Extension Porter County (219)465-3555, and see all about the Porter County Master Gardeners at pcgarden.info.

And thank you MG Donna Brown for the colorful and informative display pictured which can be viewed at the Valparaiso library.

You may wish to take advantage of this virtual lecture series opportunity from Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Pres...
01/09/2021
Virtual Lecture Series — Fernwood Botanical Garden

You may wish to take advantage of this virtual lecture series opportunity from Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. https://www.fernwoodbotanical.org/virtual-lecture-series

  Virtual Lecture SeriesFrom January to April, Meet the Greats brings together a dynamic lineup of speakers discussing plant exploration, garden design, art and architecture. Join us for this exciting virtual experience that delves into the stories and impact behind a few of the Greats whose names...

Check out the January Garden Thyme newsletter! There is so much great information in here about indoor plants, orchids, ...
01/04/2021

Check out the January Garden Thyme newsletter! There is so much great information in here about indoor plants, orchids, the 2021 perennial plant of the year, and much more!https://www.pcgarden.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Vol-7-Issue-1-Garden-Thyme-.pdf

Join us Saturday, January 23, 2021 for a Special Online Event with Brie Arthur!
12/16/2020
Join us Saturday, January 23, 2021 for a Special Event

Join us Saturday, January 23, 2021 for a Special Online Event with Brie Arthur!

Brie Arthur Seminar You're Invited to a Special Virtual Event on Saturday, January 23, 2021 When we rescheduled our 17th Annual Gardening Show, we promised an exclusive loyalty bonus for fans of this

We are always looking for resources with great gardening info. Feel free to share your favorites! Here's one from Purdue...
11/09/2020
Purdue Extension Online Resources for Gardeners

We are always looking for resources with great gardening info. Feel free to share your favorites! Here's one from Purdue Extension that has a plethora of trusted and updated information! You might want to bookmark this one! Thanks, Purdue Horticulture Extension https://www.purdue.edu/hla/sites/yardandgarden/gardenersresources/

Looking for opportunities to learn from home? The following online resources cover a wide range of information for gardening and taking care of your yard. General Yard & Garden Purdue Extension Indiana Yard & Garden Website Purdue Yard & Garden News Purdue In The Grow Question &

"Growth Mindset" is the theme of this issue of Garden Thyme. We've looked at the winners and losers in our 2020 gardens ...
11/03/2020

"Growth Mindset" is the theme of this issue of Garden Thyme. We've looked at the winners and losers in our 2020 gardens to learn how to improve in 2021.https://www.pcgarden.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Vol-6-Issue-6-Garden-Thyme-Newsletter-November-2020.pdf

We have officially announced the postponement of the 17th Annual Gardening Show to January 22, 2022. Here is the link to...
10/09/2020
17th Annual Gardening Show Postponed

We have officially announced the postponement of the 17th Annual Gardening Show to January 22, 2022. Here is the link to our announcement: https://conta.cc/3nCpmnQ So, fellow gardening friends, please stay tuned, because LOTS more info will be coming as we get ready for this amazing show...

New Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022 17th Annual Gardening Show Postponed Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Annual Gardening Show will be postponed until January, 2022. After examining many option

Yes, we postponed the show until 2022! We hated to do it, but we just don't know how to have nearly 3000 people gatherin...
10/09/2020

Yes, we postponed the show until 2022! We hated to do it, but we just don't know how to have nearly 3000 people gathering inside a building by this coming January. So! Save the date for January 22, 2022! With all those two's, it has to be a great day! Details on our website here: https://www.pcgarden.info/gardening-show-2022/

Please enjoy the September issue of Garden Thyme! You'll want to try those delicious-looking blueberry scones for sure! ...
09/02/2020

Please enjoy the September issue of Garden Thyme! You'll want to try those delicious-looking blueberry scones for sure!https://www.pcgarden.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Vol-6-Issue-5-Garden-Thyme-September-2020.pdf

There are a few reports of Hoosiers receiving a package of seeds from China. If you or somone you know has received thes...
07/28/2020
Mystery Seeds From China Showing Up on Indiana Doorsteps

There are a few reports of Hoosiers receiving a package of seeds from China. If you or somone you know has received these, please seek more information, but do NOT plant them or throw them away where they could grow in a landfill. https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/mystery-seeds-from-china-showing-up-on-indiana-doorsteps/

Mystery seeds from China have been showing up at people’s homes in Utah, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Now, they’re showing up in Indiana as well. The Indi

Well, look what made its debut on what would have been the first day of the Porter County Fair Horticulture-Flower Show:...
07/23/2020

Well, look what made its debut on what would have been the first day of the Porter County Fair Horticulture-Flower Show: ‘Holy Grail’ Hibiscus. And more blooms to come!! Shout out to the LaVelles. Looking for others’ posts of their entries.

Feeling bummed. Tomorrow would have begun the Horticulture-Flower Show at the Porter County Fair—cancelled because of CO...
07/22/2020

Feeling bummed. Tomorrow would have begun the Horticulture-Flower Show at the Porter County Fair—cancelled because of COVID-19. Instead, let’s have a virtual show. We invite you to share your entries here for all to enjoy. Can’t wait to see them. Here are a few potential entries from me.

Senior Life's July edition features PCMGA gardener Suzanna Tudor! Read it on our website here:  https://www.pcgarden.inf...
07/13/2020

Senior Life's July edition features PCMGA gardener Suzanna Tudor! Read it on our website here: https://www.pcgarden.info/sl-article/ or read the entire issue (this article is on page 4) here:http://seniorlifenewspapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SW-07-06-20-LINKED.pdf

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General information

The Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation promoting the art, science, education and pleasure of gardening in cooperation with, and under the auspices of, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in and around Porter County, Indiana.

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(219) 465-3555

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Annual January Gardening Show, Next one: January 23, 2021
Annual Summer Garden Walk, Next one: June 26, 2021!

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Comments

My granddaughter and I came to your 2020 seed exchange/garden show [our first] and LOVED it....so disappointed that 2021 is postponed. We will see you on the 22nd of 2021 tho....thank you
Here’s a couple lilies (day and oriental)😂 These would have shown today😢 So disappointing
I was at your fabulous show !! I’m looking to see if anybody has info on Perry’s Elephant Ears. I tried to email , no luck . If someone has number that you can share that would be fantastic! Thanks!!!!!!
I had a fabulous day at the show!! Great job.☺️
I have a friend asking What Is ?This Any Ideas?
If anyone has bleeding heart plants that they would like to trade, hit me up.
If anyone in the Porter county area has been working with Mason Bees I'd love to hear from them. I want to learn from them and possibly get some bee cocoons for this coming spring. Thanks, df
Can anyone use a very sweet, baby American Beech? About 16" tall. From Woody Warehouse Nursery, Lizton, In. Free to a good home. I will deliver in Porter County.
Is there some sort of fungus in Porter County that is killing trees, in particular smaller trees? I have two trees that are dying and I have begun to notice other trees on west end of Porter County that look like they are dying as well. Mine is non fruit bearing plum and rose of sharon. I also have long needled pine tree that is dying too. Help?????
https://extension.purdue.edu/porter/Pages/article.aspx?intItemID=13221 Fall 2017 Master Gardener Course runs September 5th through December 19, 2017. It will be held at the Porter County Administration Center, Room 102A from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.