Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 20, 2014 — With the bitter cold outside, the heat will be turned up inside the house. That means dryer air will be rising right towards the houseplants on the windowsill. It's tough times for those houseplants.
Martha Foley discusses options with Amy Ivy, horticulturist with Cornell Cooperative Extension Service of Clinton and Essex Counties. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2014 — It isn't the growing season yet in the North Country, not by a long shot, but it is planning time. Catalogs for seeds, gardening supplies and gadgets are the first signs of spring in many households. The potential looks limitless...and overwhelming.
Amy Ivy, horticulturist with Cooperative Extension, shares a fun idea for a summer project that can work even for non-gardeners: potatoes. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2014 — Worms? In your kitchen? Eeeew! But wait... Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley a little bin of red wigglers under your sink (or, in her case, your desk) makes a great project for kids, as well as a supply of compost for houseplants and garden.
True, it's a small-scale operation probably not suited to handling all your vegetable-y food waste, but still, she says it's fun, and NOT smelly. Go to full article
Dec 30, 2013 — Did you get a plant as a gift for the holidays? Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some winter indoor plant care tips for poinsettias, Christmas cactus, cyclamens, and ideas for... Go to full article
Dec 23, 2013 — Trees and shrubs are bent and broken under the weight of the icy mix of rain, sleet and snow that fell over the weekend. So the topic of today's yard and garden conversation... Go to full article
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... 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? ... 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... 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