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Martha Foley's perennials. Photo: Martha Foley
Martha Foley's perennials. Photo: Martha Foley

How to build a perennial garden

The catalog pages picturing masses of colorful perennial flowers can be exciting. But creating your own flower beds can be a daunting prospect. Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy shares strategies for building a perennial garden.  Go to full article
Day lilies can be divided and moved, even when blooming, like these under cloudy skies this morning, July 8, 2013. Photo:  Martha Foley
Day lilies can be divided and moved, even when blooming, like these under cloudy skies this morning, July 8, 2013. Photo: Martha Foley

When the garden gets overgrown

With continually rainy weather over the last few weeks, and more in the forecast, there'll be no stopping the garden from growing. But, there may be something to be done about over-growing: Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy talks with Martha Foley about exerting some judicious control over the lush life in the perennial beds.  Go to full article
Hanging baskets. Source: http://www.freefoto.com
Hanging baskets. Source: http://www.freefoto.com

Keeping those hanging flower baskets so colorful

Sunday is Mothers' Day, and maybe you're thinking of one of those hanging flower baskets as a gift. Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips for buying and maintaining the "wow" factor for hanging flower baskets.  Go to full article
Jane Lammer's <i>Perennial Bliss</i> exhibit continues at First Crush Bistro in Potsdam this month.
Jane Lammer's Perennial Bliss exhibit continues at First Crush Bistro in Potsdam this month.

Garden photos offer a mid-winter break

A new photo exhibit in Potsdam connects art, music, gardens and friendship. Photographer Jane Lammers spent time last spring, summer and early fall in the perennial gardens of three North Country friends.

She also assembled a playlist of music to accompany her exhibit, Perennial Bliss. It includes music by Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma and James Galway. The eight photos in the exhibit follow the seasonal flow in flower gardens.

Todd Moe spoke with Jane Lammers about gardens, photography and music. Her show is up through the end of the month at First Crush Bistro in Potsdam.  Go to full article

A midsummer cleanup in the flower garden

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about trimming, pruning and cleanup work in the flower beds.  Go to full article

More on the very beginnings of the garden

Last week, it was a conversation about getting an early start on the vegetable garden -- Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy turn their attention to flowers.  Go to full article

Beginning gardeners and perennials

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy are thinking more about the upcoming gardening season. Today, the appeal of perennial flower gardens.  Go to full article

In the garden: a focus on flowers

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about low maintenance in the flower garden this summer.  Go to full article

Sorting through the flower bed

Lots of rain can mean crazy days in the garden, maybe too crazy. Amy Ivy helps Martha Foley sort through the flower bed. What to cut, what to trim, what to let go.  Go to full article

Watering the garden wisely

Some parts of the North Country got a good soaking of rain yesterday. But how do you know when enough is enough in the garden? Horticulturist Amy Ivy shares tips on how and when to water the garden. She told Todd Moe that a rain gauge helps.  Go to full article

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