CCE of Genesee County Agricultural Outreach Coordinator Jan Beglinger publishes a weekly "Master Gardener Corner" article in the  Batavia Daily News.  Each week, she focuses on a different gardening topic based on hot topics or recent inquiries to our Master Gardener Hotline. If you have a topic to suggest, please feel free to contact us! 

For more information about any specific topic, please contact our Master Gardeners by calling 585-343-3040 ext. 127 Monday through Friday from 10 am until Noon; or stop by their office at 420 East Main Street, Batavia. 

Information in articles is current at time of publication. The Daily News may have changed some information for editing purposes. The current Master Gardener email address is

Garden Plants

2023 Herb of the Year - Ginger!

Camassia Provides May Flowers

Drought Tolerant Plants for the Garden

Garlic in the Garden

New Annuals for 2021

New Annuals for 2022

New Annuals for 2022 - Part Two

New Perennials for 2022

Pansies and Violas

Perennial of the Year 2022

Spring Bulbs

Winter Seed Sowing


Climbing Vegetables

Container Gardening with Vegetables

Create an Edible Landscape

Ground Cherries

Growing Plants from Vegetable Scraps

Heirloom Vegetables

Hot Peppers

In the Vegetable Garden

New Vegetable Varieties for 2022

Planting for a Fall Harvest

Return of the Victory Garden

Starting a Vegetable Garden

Tips for Vegetable Gardeners

Vegetable Garden Clean Up

When is it Time to Harvest Your Vegetables?

2020 is the Year of Corn

2021 - New Vegetable Varieties

Gardening for Wildlife

Annual Great Backyard Bird Count!

April is Native Plant Month


Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds 2

Beneficial Insects in the Garden

Bumble Bees!

Butterflies in the Garden

Carpenter Bees

English and Irish Ivy

Enjoying and Protecting Monarch Butterflies

Fall Flowers for Migrating Monarchs


Got Bats?

Habitat Assessment for Homeowners

Hedgerow Habitats

Insect Decline

May is Garden for Wildlife Month

Native Plants for the Spring Garden

Pawpaw Tree

Perennials for Pollinators

Plant it and They Will Come

Pollinator Week

Spring Trees for Bees



Winter Berries for Birds

Woolly Bears and Winter

Pests and Diseases

Box Tree Moth



Cucumber Pests

Deer and your Garden

Disease in the Garden

Flea Beetles in the Vegetable Garden

Fungus Gnats

Gypsy Moth

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Insect Invaders

Japanese Beetles making their Annual Appearance 

Lilac Blight

Lily Leaf Beetle

Pesticide Safety at Home

Poison Ivy


Scale on Trees and Shrubs

Spotted Lanternfly

Stink Bug


Tomato Hornworm

Tomato Problems

Tulips and Botrytis Blight

Who Is Eating My Plants?

General Gardening

Basic Seed Terms

Batavia Seed Library


Drought and Watering Tips

End of Season Wrap Up

Fall Chores in the Garden

Getting Ready for Spring

Gifts for Gardeners

Lawn Care for the Summer

Plant Lifecycles - Annual, Biennial or Perennial

Seed Starting Sanitation

Site Assessment Checklist

Spring Fever

Start a Garden Journal

Starting Seeds Indoors

The Annual Great Back Yard Bird Count

Winter Activities to do with Kids


Animal Damage to Landscape Trees


Dawn Redwood

Evergreen Needle Drop

Fir Trees

Help Your Trees!


Maple Tree Woes

Oak Wilt

Oaks, Mast Years, and an Unusual Find

Plant a Tree!

Red Mulberry Tree

Replacing Ash Trees

Spring Blooming Trees

Tree First Aid

Tree of Heaven


Does my Houseplant Need Repotting?

Growing Herbs Indoors

Hard to Kill Houseplants

Keep Pets Safe this Holiday Season


Janice Beglinger
Agriculture Outreach Coordinator
585-343-3040 x132

Last updated January 25, 2023