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Diane Leifheit captures flowers and an Adirondack chair in pastels
Diane Leifheit captures flowers and an Adirondack chair in pastels

A bounty of art from the garden

It's harvest season and artists across the region have been busy in the garden. Painting outdoors, or "plein air", is a time-honored tradition, particularly by artists who want to convey a sense of immediacy. They'll find a spot among flowers or along a stream, prop up an easel and paint just as they see it. Most works are competed within hours on the spot. Spontaneity is key. Bugs, rain and fleeting sunlight are challenges. Todd Moe visits a group of artists near Malone celebrating another season of creating art outdoors.  Go to full article
The labyrinth at Schroon Falls Farm, designed by Marjolaine Arsenault
The labyrinth at Schroon Falls Farm, designed by Marjolaine Arsenault

A labyrinth walk under the moon

There's a full moon Sunday night--an ideal evening for a garden labyrinth walk. Schroon Falls farm, in Schroon Lake, is offering a free, guided labyrinth walk this Sunday (7 pm). As Todd Moe found out, a labyrinth is different from a maze. It's an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. Many consider it a meandering but purposeful path.  Go to full article

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

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