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Gardening Resolutions for the New Year

David Sommerstein talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about how to plan, realistically, as you daydream about the ideal garden this year.  Go to full article

Garden Dreams during Winter's Deep-freeze

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the garden and backyard landscapes in winter.  Go to full article

It's Not Too Late: Last Minute Gardening Gift Ideas

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some great gift suggestions for the gardener on your Holiday list.  Go to full article

Winter Gardens: What to do After a Heavy Snow

The weekend snow has created magical winter landscapes, but what about the garden? Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the heavy, wet snow's affect on the garden.  Go to full article

Christmas Trees: Finding One, Keeping One

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the hunt for the ideal Christmas tree and how to care for it.  Go to full article

Keeping Holiday Plants Happy

With proper selection and care, poinsettias and other holiday plants can bring color to your home all the way through the holiday season. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the best way to care for holiday plants.  Go to full article

A Common Gardening Question: How Often to Water Indoor Plants

The main cause of death of potted plants is over-watering. A common question from gardeners is "How often should I water my plants?" Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells David Sommerstein that the amount and frequency of watering depends on many factors.  Go to full article
Virginia Creeper turns a warm maroon in fall
Virginia Creeper turns a warm maroon in fall

Vines: The Good and the Bad

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about good and bad vines -- how to encourage the ornamental and discourage the nuisance vines.  Go to full article

Putting the Garden to Bed: Winter Mulching

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about applying a protective winter mulch to your perennials and the garden. It offers the extra blanket that nature often doesn't provide.  Go to full article

Autumn Chores: Winterizing the Lawn

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about giving the lawn that extra boost it needs to make it through the winter months. Cool-season grasses especially need a fall feeding to get ready for next spring.  Go to full article

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