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Gardening

Saving and Sowing Seeds: A Summer Gardening Tradition

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on collecting seeds from favorite flowers for next year's garden. She recommends two books: Nancy Bubel's The New Seed Starters Handbook, and The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada.  Go to full article

Volunteers Grow Veggies for Food Banks

A group of volunteers has been hard at work this summer growing an extensive vegetable garden in the suburban style state office campus in Albany. But none of them will be eating the fruits of their labor. They are giving all of it away to food pantries. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

High Summer in the Garden: Time to Plan Ahead

Now is the time to take notes for next year's garden. That's according to horticulturist Amy Ivy, who says August is the best time to consider color, variety, size and soil conditions in the garden. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

North Country Tropics: Gardening in Hot, Rainy Weather

The recent wet, muggy weather has turned even North Country gardens absolutely tropical. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the effects of high humidity...  Go to full article
The hardy and attractive native "snowball" hydrangea

Native Plants for Smarter Gardens

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about a need for more native plants in North Country gardens. Native varieties, though sometimes difficult to find, are attuned...  Go to full article

Nature Walks: What to Look for on the Hiking Trail

Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells us what she looks for during hikes through the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Mary Dial surveys the blank pallette of one of her gardens in spring.

Gardens Galore!

If you're having trouble finding enough time to tend to your garden this summer, imagine how busy Mary Dial must be. Her home, overlooking the St. Lawrence River near...  Go to full article
Giant hogweed sap blisters sunstruck skin.

Pretty Plants That Hurt

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about plants that are noxious. From Wild Parsnip to Giant Hogweed, Amy says these plants are lovely to look at, but don't touch!  Go to full article

Garden Bugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about garden insects that can destroy or greatly reduce the yield potential of a number of garden vegetables. But they're not...  Go to full article

Look Up: Summer Tree Diseases

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about keeping trees healthy, and early summer diseases that can affect sycamore, maple, apple and pear trees.  Go to full article

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