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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

Summer Harvest: Local Produce Reigns

Horticulturist Amy Ivy and Martha Foley review the bounty in the garden, at farmers' markets, and from roadside stands. Plus - some tips on the sweetest of all: corn on the cob.  Go to full article

Drowning in the Garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy, of the Clinton and Essex Counties' Cornell Cooperative Extension, about cutting losses in a wet year.  Go to full article

Hot Tips for Garden Composting

Sooner or later gardeners come across the word "compost". It's a garden task that has a reputation for being difficult to master. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about late-summer composting.  Go to full article

The Late Summer Garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about gardening in mid-August. It's time to harvest beans, beets and green tomatoes.  Go to full article

Gardening in the Wet

Wet weather has meant explosive growth in some gardens -- Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about wild squash plants, and a burgeoning slug population.  Go to full article

Late Summer Gardens: Making the Best of Faded Flowers

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about perennials that are past their peak--poppies, daisies and daylilies--and how they can still add interest to the garden  Go to full article

Gardening: Summer Care for Tomatoes

If you haven't checked your tomato plants in the last 15 minutes or so, they could be getting away from you. Horticulturist Amy Ivy and Martha Foley talk about suckers, staking, cracking, blossom end rot and slow ripening.  Go to full article

Bugs: They're Not All Bad

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about bugs in the garden. What's the best defense against pests?  Go to full article

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