*** To receive text message updates and reminders of Gardener's Toolbox classes and other horticulture information, text

@gardenerst to 81010


     *** Join the Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association: membership-form-2022.pdf 





Holiday Decorating



Native seed workshop


Seed Treatment day









4H Jr. Horticulture Team



NewWhite Pine Decline

White Pine Decline by Lake Cumberland Master Gardener Kay Hensley


New Handy Houseplant Lighting Graphic







Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays     

Recordings of all webinars can be found here.





Planting a New Tree? Here's a list of species that are strong and long-lived (the last column).

Ice Storm Susceptibility by Tree Species: (click here for the entire publication)

Trees Ice Storms





 NewState Horticulture Newsletter 









YouTube Channel for Horticulture Wednesday Webinars



 Pulaski County Horticulture Channel





Trees You Wish You Had Planted (stressing smaller trees and potential replacements for ornamental pears)

  • This is a powerpoint made into a pdf.



Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings 

Private Applicators Training Schedule 2022

January 12 @ 9am Pulaski Co Extension office

February 8 @ 6pm Woodstock Community Center

March 5 @ 9am Woodstock Community Center

If you have any questions, please contact the Pulaski Co Extension office at 606-679-6361.





Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association

     Lake Cumberland Beekeepers are an extremely active group promoting smart, practical beekeeping. They meet the 3rd Monday of each month January - October at 7pm at the Pulaski Co Extension office. LCBA is meeting in-person again. Hope you can join us!

     If you see a honey bee swarm, get in touch with LCBA as soon as possible and they will send someone out to collect it.

     The Lake Cumberland Beekeepers were featured in 2015 on UK Ag News.

Gardener's Toolbox text message updates

     Text '@gardenerst' to 81010 to receive textupdates about the upcoming Gardener's Toolbox classes. To receive email reminders, send blank email to @gardenerst@mail.remind.com

Pine Straw Available!     pine straw

     Lake Cumberland Master Gardeners make pine straw available to the community at a very reasonable cost. We still have plenty. Call (606) 679-6361 for more information.

Pulaski Pollinator Garden Plant List

     The pollinator garden was planted in 2014.  Plants include mainly natives with some non-natives mixed in.

Emerald Ash Borer Information

     Emerald ash borer has been detected in Pulaski County. It may be worth considering protecting highly valued ash trees with a spring treatment.

Landscape Plants for Honeybees Plant List

     I spoke at several KY bee schools in 2014 (Allen Co, South East, and Bluegrass) and 2016 on early- and late-flowering landscape plants for honey bees. This list is NOT all-inclusive. It is intended to give you some different ideas

Farmers Market information

     Lake Cumberland Farmers' Market

Spotted Wing Drosophila impacts small fruits

     This new pest has the ability to do serious damage to raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.  Here's a second pub. Commercial growers must take the necessary steps to control this pest.

Current news article

     Lake Cumberland Seed Lending Library

     Archive of articles can be found here.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

     This is a new stink bug to Kentucky and is a known pest of fruit crops and vegetables. It's also a home invader. UK's See Blue, Go GreenWebsite from UK featuring how to be green in your home and garden (and other places)

Tour the Children's Garden  

     Virtual tour of the new Children's Garden at thePulaski County Public LIbrary

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Beth Wilson

Beth Wilson, Pulaski County Agent for Horticulture Education

BS in Computer Science, Transylvania, 1989

BS in Horticulture, University of Kentucky, 1995

MS in Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 1997

Bethany G. Wilson

ISA Certified Arborist (R)                                      



  ISA Certified Arborist