Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture

Our horticulture program provides educational training and technical assistance to our community. Our technical services include soil testing, disease diagnosis, and plant, weed, and insect identification.

What is Horticulture Extension?

The Pulaski County Extension Office Horticulture program provides educational training and technical assistance to our community. Our technical services include soil testing, disease diagnosis, and plant, weed, and insect identification. Cooperative Extension is the major provider of research-based information for consumers and horticulture businesses.

2024 gardening series

 

native & heirloom fest eventbird house contest

planting by the signs event

 

PHOTOS FROM TREE WEEK 2023

Pear Tree Bounty
Couple receiving replacement tree on Pear Bounty day 

 

Bat program on Friday the 13th
Bat Program on Friday the 13th led by Copperhead Consulting

 

Leaf print card
Leaf print greeting card created during Tree Week at the Burnside Library

 

Leaf print card class
Leader showing participants how to use the gel block when making their leaf print card

 

Participants at Cole Park Tree Walk
Participants at Cole Park Tree Walk

 

Bill with kids Cole Park
Dr Bill Fountain with kids at Cole Park Tree Walk during Tree Week

 

Planting tree at Shopville Park
Tree Planting at Shopville Park. Many thanks to their wonderful volunteers!

 

Master Gardener volunteers at Shopville Park tree planting
Lake Cumberland Master Gardeners planting trees at Shopville Park during Tree Week

 

2023 USDA plant hardiness zone map

NEW 2023 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

KY New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

KY USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

NEW! November 2023

USDA has issued a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map reflecting the latest 30 year period of data.  Our old Kentucky home is mostly now in Zone 7. The prior map issued a decade ago had most of Kentucky in Zone 6 except for parts of western Kentucky.

This PHZM has never been fool-proof but it's the best tool we have to determine what plants will be able to survive in certain locations.

To find out how they made the map, click here.

 

More Info

To learn more about your local Master Gardener Program, click here

Pine straw is available for purchase at the Pulaski Co Extension office M-F 9am to 4pm. Proceeds benefit the Lake Cumberland Master Gardener Association.

2023-24 Prices:

1-49 bales -- $8 per bale

50 or more bales -- $7 per bale

Horticulture Upcoming Events

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

Pulaski County Extension Events

Cooking with Cast Iron

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Come join us and learn all about cast iron. From cooking with it to care and restoration of it. There will be multiple cooking demos as well.

Food Preservation Classes

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Come and learn the various skills needed to store your bounty from your garden or your farmers market purchases.

Better Baking Series

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This is a series of classes where you will have hands on instruction and learn tips and tricks and various methods of baking. You will get samples to take home. 

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

365 Days of Gardening

- Pulaski Co Extension Service office

Garden and Learn All Year With Us!

Beth Wilson

Extension Agent, Horticulture

(606) 679-6361 beth.wilson@uky.edu Pulaski County Extension Office 28 Parkway Dr., Somerset, Kentucky 42502-0720

Contact Information

28 Parkway Dr. P.O. Box 720 Somerset, KY 42502-0720

(606) 679-6361

pulaski.ext@uky.edu