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Woodland Wildflowers: Tips for Going Native

Spring is show time for the flowers of the forest. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has advice on growing wildflowers in your backyard. She says buy wildflower plants or seeds from a reputable nursery, since it's usually best to leave natural habitats undisturbed.  Go to full article

Early Spring Planting Tips: Wondering What to do When?

Cool weather is in the immediate forecast, and that's good news for daffodils. But it leaves gardeners impatient. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says experienced gardeners know anything can happen this month -- there's still a chance of frost through Memorial Day.  Go to full article

Soil Temperature Key to Seed Germination and Spring Planting

The sun may be out and temperatures are rising, but that doesn't mean it's the right time to plant your new garden. Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley that the key to sprouting seeds is soil temperature.  Go to full article
Mole (above) and vole.
Mole (above) and vole.

Pests in the garden: The Four-legged Kind

Horticulturist Amy Ivy talks with Martha Foley about moles, voles and how to control them. While both are avid burrowers and can damage lawns, voles are herbivores with a big appetite for bulbs.  Go to full article

April Snow Leaves Gardeners Impatient

With early spring snow and cold over the weekend, horticulturist Amy Ivy says don't be tempted yet to transplant trees or plants outdoors.  Go to full article

Spring has Sprung: Budding Blossoms and Longer Days

Horticulturist Amy Ivy spent Sunday afternoon in her backyard. She has tips on preparing the yard and garden for another growing season.  Go to full article

'Tis the Season for Backyard Pruning

David Sommerstein and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about early spring pruning techniques.  Go to full article

Garden Prep In Between The Seasons

It's mid-March and a lot of North Country gardeners are getting ready for another growing season. With new supplies of seeds at the store and garden catalogs in the mail, it's hard to be patient. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about pre-season preparations.  Go to full article

Shapes and Forms of the Early Spring Landscape

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about backyard landscapes. The recent snowfall offers a good chance to see the shapes in the yard without all the details -- and to think about adding shrubs and trees in just the right spot.  Go to full article

Signs of Spring: The Sounds and Smells

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about early spring.  Go to full article

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