Dec 09, 2013 — Just in case you're feeling guilty about cutting a tree for Christmas, or buying a cut tree, or if you just feel bad when you see all those formerly live trees, Amy Ivy says, don't worry.
Amy is horticulturist with the Cooperative Extension Service. She tells Martha Foley Christmas trees are another valuable regional crop, and a good example of a renewable resource. Go to full article
Nov 25, 2013 — A winter storm watch is posted for this week, on top of a windy, cold few days. Storm windows and extra layers help us humans, but what about our trees and shrubs?
Do they get a sudden shock when a cold snap hits in November? Maybe. Amy Ivy talks with Martha Foley about the effects of cold and wind on trees and shrubs, and has tips on what to do to help them stand the bitter weather better. Go to full article
Nov 18, 2013 — Most of us backyard gardeners have probably turned our energy to annual jobs like putting up storm windows and bringing in firewood. But there are still odds and ends of chores that could fill the chinks in between those crucial pre-winter chores.
In their weekly conversation, Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy and NCPR's Martha Foley run through a quick list. Most are not must-dos...except one: watering this past season's new plantings. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — It can be expensive and time-consuming for farmers, especially small farmers, to go through the organic certification process. But there's another option. It's called... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Nov 11, 2013 — With a mix of snow and rain in the forecast this week, horticulturist Amy Ivy says this is really the last week for getting bulbs - garlic, tulip - in the ground this season.... Go to full article
Nov 04, 2013 — At a glance, the November landscape can look mighty bleak. The brilliant display of foliage is replaced by muted washes of brown and purple, still beautiful, but subtly so,... Go to full article
Oct 28, 2013 — Halloween is just about here, and besides pumpkins, the crop on Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy's mind is garlic. Not harvest, but planting. Mid to late October... Go to full article
Oct 21, 2013 — Trying to figure out how to cope with all those leaves? Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy says to add them to your compost pile. Next year you'll want to put all... Go to full article
Oct 14, 2013 — There's a lot to be said for the burst of energy that leads a person to whack down the tangle of wild grapevines, or blackberries, or box elders that's used the past summer... Go to full article