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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

Tips on Bulbs

Martha Foley talks with Amy Ivy about bulbs to plant now for spring--some old favorites, some new ideas, and how and where to plant.  Go to full article

First Frost: Harbinger of What Awaits

There's widespread frost in tonight's forecast. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the end of the growing season, what to put in the compost heap, and some thoughts about next spring.  Go to full article
Cosmos and asters compete with fall foliage
Cosmos and asters compete with fall foliage

Late September: Fall Colors and Fading Flowers

The autumnal equinox is behind us, but it still feels like summer. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about late-summer flowers and fall colors.  Go to full article

The Joy of a Late-Summer Garden

There's a touch of frost in the Adirondacks this morning, but September is making up for the cool, rainy summer. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about things to enjoy in the garden.  Go to full article
Leaves on a maple at NCPR's studios in Canton have just begun changing color
Leaves on a maple at NCPR's studios in Canton have just begun changing color

An Early Start to Nature's Fall Fashion Show?

Fall is on its way and the trees are starting to change color. But doesn't it seem a little early to see autumn's colored foliage? Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the first signs of the new season.  Go to full article

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