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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

More chores in the perennial patch

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about dividing and controlling perennials in the garden, especially some of the older plants and plots.  Go to full article

How to manage garden bulbs

Daffodils and tulips are in bloom or close across the region. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy discuss the best ways to care for and divide garden bulbs and lilies.  Go to full article

More on taming the garden ?jungle?

August marks the start of the harvest season in the vegetable garden. But Horticulturist Amy Ivy turns her attention to the perennials with tips for cutting back and mulching. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

A week for flowers

With Valentine's Day on Wednesday, Martha Foley and Amy Ivy talk about how to care for cut flowers, and the wide variety of small, flowering plants available.  Go to full article

Books: Gardens Adirondack Style

Adirondack gardens, historic and contemporary, are profiled in the new book, Gardens Adirondack Style. It's the first book from photographer and writer Janet Loughrey. Loughery grew up in Glens Falls and lives in Portland, Oregon. She told Todd Moe the book profiles gardeners who have overcome the region's rugged mountain climate.  Go to full article

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

"Woodsy" Wildflowers: Among the first Blossoms of Spring

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the dos and don'ts of growing wildflowers in the garden, from Spring Beauty to Lady Slippers.  Go to full article

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