Sep 01, 2014 — It seems like there's always a list of garden chores. It's peak harvest season for vegetables, but if you're a flower enthusiast horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on applying compost to the perennial beds this season.
Spring is a busy time in the garden, so Todd Moe spoke with Amy Ivy about using compost this fall to reinvigorate the soil, and maybe consider dividing and rearranging some plants to give the garden a new, healthier look next spring. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — The Seneca Nation in western New York has a new policy regarding landscaping on tribal government property. It's committing to native plants only.
"All our future plantings in our public buildings around the territory we will commit to local, indigenous plants of western New York, plants important to the Seneca people," says Ken Parker, horticultural consultant for the Seneca Nation. "And we will no longer plant and introduce to the territory Eurasian plant species."
Parker has been in the nursery business for 25 years. After living in Canada for a while, he returned to Seneca territory and wondered why there were Norway maples instead of sugar maples. He also questioned at a Nation meeting why a new traffic circle was being landscaped with Dutch bulbs. Go to full article
Aug 25, 2014 — It's the peak of the harvest season in gardens around the region. Amy Ivy joins Todd Moe for an update on what's coming out of the garden, on late blight and some tips for buying large quantities of produce from growers. Also, it's time to celebrate the harvest with market and local food festivals.
Amy Ivy is a horticulturist for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex Counties, and talks about gardening each Monday on NCPR. Go to full article
Aug 04, 2014 — The garden is now progressing faster than you can eat it. What to do with all that zucchini? When to harvest dried beans, when to plant cold season crops, what to do when the... Go to full article
Jul 30, 2014 — Farmer's markets and home gardens are bursting with fruits and vegetables. But some people can't make it to the market or have gardens of their own. A new mobile market has... Go to full article
Jul 28, 2014 — Japanese beetles own a particular place in the gardener's journal. They are destructive. They come en masse. They are very hard to get rid of. So they are in that group of... Go to full article
Jul 21, 2014 — Garlic is easy to plant, and doesn't usually require a whole lot of attention as it grows. It comes up, nice and green, first thing in the spring, like daffodils. Timing the... Go to full article