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Bug season in the garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the best way to control bugs in the garden.  Go to full article

Building an Ark for the World's Plants

You've heard about the ark Noah built to save the world's animals. Now comes news of another kind of ark - one designed to help save the world's plants. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sandy Hausman has that story.  Go to full article

It's Planning Season for Eager Gardeners

Winter returned over the weekend, making it difficult to think about planning the garden. How do you start when every time you open the door there seems to be an excuse to close it again? It's too soon to start seeds, but horticulturist Amy Ivy says it's a good time to start an inventory of gardening supplies and equipment. She shares some tips with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

The Challenges of Winter in the Garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about winter hardiness and damage to the garden from the cold weather.  Go to full article
Old-fashioned hollyhocks stand guard in one corner of the King's Garden.
Old-fashioned hollyhocks stand guard in one corner of the King's Garden.

Beauty and Bounty: A King's Garden Tour

Fort Ticonderoga, the 18th century garrison on the southern tip of Lake Champlain, includes historic gardens containing thousands of flowers, plants and herbs. 1920s landscape architect Marion Coffin designed a pleasure garden for the Pell family's summer home, the Pavilion, at the Fort. It was neglected and almost forgotten until, about ten years ago, workers began to restore the garden to Coffin's plan. Todd Moe toured the King's Garden with Landscape Curator Katie Elzer-Peters.  Go to full article

Books: Gardens Adirondack Style

Adirondack gardens, historic and contemporary, are profiled in the new book, Gardens Adirondack Style. It's the first book from photographer and writer Janet Loughrey. Loughery grew up in Glens Falls and lives in Portland, Oregon. She told Todd Moe the book profiles gardeners who have overcome the region's rugged mountain climate.  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

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

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