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The hardy and attractive native "snowball" hydrangea
The hardy and attractive native "snowball" hydrangea

Native Plants for Smarter Gardens

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about a need for more native plants in North Country gardens. Native varieties, though sometimes difficult to find, are attuned to local soils, weather, and pests. They can make the garden easier, cheaper, and less toxic to maintain.  Go to full article

Nature Walks: What to Look for on the Hiking Trail

Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells us what she looks for during hikes through the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Giant hogweed sap blisters sunstruck skin.
Giant hogweed sap blisters sunstruck skin.

Pretty Plants That Hurt

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about plants that are noxious. From Wild Parsnip to Giant Hogweed, Amy says these plants are lovely to look at, but don't touch!  Go to full article

Garden Bugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about garden insects that can destroy or greatly reduce the yield potential of a number of garden vegetables. But they're not all bad.  Go to full article

Look Up: Summer Tree Diseases

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about keeping trees healthy, and early summer diseases that can affect sycamore, maple, apple and pear trees.  Go to full article

Gardening from Cold & Wet to Hot & Dry

Martha Foley talks with horticulturalist Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County about minding the garden as the weather changes.  Go to full article

Garden Tips: Summer Pruning

June is a good time to take care of some pruning. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about summer pruning, from ash trees to grape vines.  Go to full article

Tomato Trellis Tips

Forget those cages and stakes, horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley she uses a trellis system to keep some plants growing upright and off the ground.  Go to full article

Filling Up the Garden: When is Enough, Enough?

It's not too late to add a few more plants to the flower beds, especially to cover those bare spots. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about finishing touches in the flower garden.  Go to full article

Seedlings: Treat Those Young Plants Right

Gardeners across the North Country are sowing the seeds of their summer harvest. They're also putting in tomatoes and other tender transplants. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy for some last minute tips.  Go to full article

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