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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

The Chemistry of Fall Foliage

What causes the fiery reds and bright yellows in the autumn landscape? Horticulturist Amy Ivy explains the how's and why's of fall colors in trees and shrubs.  Go to full article

Preparing for Frost: The Gardening Season Draws to a Close

For much of the region the warm weather has made for an especially late gardening season this year. But frost is on the way. David Sommerstein talks with frost expert and North Country gardener Phil Harnden.  Go to full article

An Early Start to Next Year's Garden

As the garden winds down for the year, it's not too early to think about preparing a new plot for next year. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on fall prep work in the garden and planning for next spring.  Go to full article

Coping with the First Frost: Time to Cover Up

Weather forecasters predict frost late tonight in some of the higher elevations of the Adirondacks. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says this is the time of year to pay extra attention to tender plants in the garden.  Go to full article

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