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Decorating with Greens: Bringing the Outside Inside

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on using nature's natural bounty indoors this holiday season.  Go to full article

Getting the Drift: Natural Snow Management

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on landscaping for natural wind breaks and snow fences.  Go to full article

How to Find a Tree Fit for the Holidays

Some people will travel from site to site, farm to farm looking for the best Christmas Tree. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on picking the perfect tree and taking care of it through the Holidays.  Go to full article

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Winter Birds

Winter bird feeding is an increasingly popular activity. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips for winter bird feeding and attracting birds to the backyard.  Go to full article

Time to Finish Those Outdoor Chores

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on feeding the lawn, mowing and mulching leaves and other late autumn garden chores.  Go to full article

The Fruits of Autumn and Winter

Autumn and winter are challenging seasons for birds as they search for food to fuel their long journey south or to help them survive the harsh North Country winter. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says not all birds will visit feeders. Some eat ornamental berries, like Winterberry and High Bush Cranberry. Amy has some planting tips to help attract winter birds to the backyard.  Go to full article

Autumn Garden Ritual: To Preserve and Protect

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on raking, mulching, composting, and making the garden snug for winter.  Go to full article

To Prune or Not to Prune?

You may feel the need to prune trees and shrubs during fall outdoor cleanup chores, but horticulturist Amy Ivy says to wait until spring.  Go to full article

Fresh Food: The Benefits of Buying Directly from Local Farmers

A wide selection of local produce is available this season, and that means plenty of opportunities to buy fresh produce at farmers markets and roadside stands. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says even grocers and restaurants are committed to using locally grown food.  Go to full article

Plant Now for a Spring Surprise in the Garden

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has advice on the best way to plant bulbs for maximum effect next spring.  Go to full article

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