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November is coming, my least favorite month in this part of the world. Dark, damp, cold and gloomy – shudder! Once snow arrives I’m happy. Until then though, November and early December are sometimes hard to take. In contrast to all...
And just like that, the cat curls up in front of the heat register, I want hot water—not cold—to wash my hands and I put on a jacket before leaving for work. Somehow, this feels more right than the opposite transition in spring. When I...
News stories tagged with "fall"
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 17, 2012 — You've planned, planted, watered and weeded. Now, with frost and freeze warnings this past weekend, it's about time to tuck the garden in for the winter. Tidying away the spent tomatoes and bean plants, prepping to plant garlic, whatever your fall list includes, Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has another important entry. She tells Martha Foley about why soil should be tested every few years, and how to do it. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Nov 21, 2011 — It was another weekend of gardening-friendly weather. Several "bonus" weekends have given gardeners extra time to do an extra-thorough clean-up this year. But how far is too far? And what are the best strategies for fighting next year's pests? Cornell Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy shares tips with Martha Foley. Go to full article
Nov 14, 2011 — The warm weather continues in the North Country...at least till later this week. Flowers are blooming, the lawn is still growing; what's a gardener to do? Or not do? Plant more garlic? Leave the carrots in the ground? Cornell Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy compares notes with Martha Foley. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Oct 10, 2011 — Warm temperatures and sunny skies are an invitation to get outside this holiday weekend. And the timing is right for fall planting. Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy shares her list with Martha Foley: garlic, winter rye as a cover crop, spring bulbs. And maybe a bargain shrub or tree as nurseries clear out for winter. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 03, 2008 — This is the weekend for fall colors and leaf peeping in much of the North Country. The state tourism office says peak foliage is expected to arrive in many areas of the Adirondacks and some areas of the Thousand Islands-Seaway region this weekend. Todd Moe talks with Jim and Gina Carroll for the view from their Tupper Lake home. Gina and Jim file weekly fall color updates to the state tourism website. Despite the wet weather, they say there's plenty of color out there. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 26, 2008 — Todd Moe talks with Tupper Lake resident Jim Carroll about fall foliage. Jim is an official "Leaf Peeper" for the state tourism office. Next week could be the peak time for viewing a dazzling display of autumn colors in the northern Adirondacks. Go to full article