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Too cold to plant? Too wet? You can always do a little weeding. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiotsrun/4631495177/">Susy Morris</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Too cold to plant? Too wet? You can always do a little weeding. Photo: Susy Morris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

A season of extremes (so far) in the garden

Over the weekend, folks were shoveling snow in the northern Adirondacks, and by Thursday it'll likely be shorts and sandals weather. What's a gardener to do when it's too wet, or cool, to start planting? Cornell Cooperative Horticulturist Amy Ivy says there's always weeding. She spoke with Todd Moe about assessing the garden during what is traditionally the start of serious gardening.  Go to full article
Hanging baskets. Source: http://www.freefoto.com
Hanging baskets. Source: http://www.freefoto.com

Keeping those hanging flower baskets so colorful

Sunday is Mothers' Day, and maybe you're thinking of one of those hanging flower baskets as a gift. Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips for buying and maintaining the "wow" factor for hanging flower baskets.  Go to full article

Community gardens as inspiration

It's time to take advantage of the sunny weather and get serious about the vegetable garden, or at least, planning the garden. Todd Moe spoke with horticulturist Amy Ivy who recently found design ideas at Plattsburgh's community gardens.  Go to full article

Green Party will take part in Canadian debates

The fifth day of Canada's election campaign begins with a big victory for the Green Party. There's been an about-face on the decision not to allow Elizabeth May to participate in the leadership debates. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
A bed of tulips near Parliament Hill (above). One of many 5' fiberglass tulips scattered around Ottawa (below).
A bed of tulips near Parliament Hill (above). One of many 5' fiberglass tulips scattered around Ottawa (below).

Tulipmania Returns to Ottawa

Millions of tulips are blossoming again this month in Canada's Capital Region -- Ottawa and Gatineau. Known as North America's Tulip Capital, the 2005 Canadian Tulip Festival through May 23 is the world's largest celebration of its kind. This year the festival commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of Second World War and the Gift of Tulips to Canada from Holland. The theme is "A Celebration of Peace and Friendship". Todd Moe spoke with some of the organizers.  Go to full article

Here We Grow: May Gardening Hints

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on how to care for those irresistible plants from the local greenhouse. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Chores and Early May Gardening Tips

Eager to start planting in the garden? Amy Ivy, hortculturist with Cornell Cooperative of Clinton and Essex counties, has some tips.  Go to full article

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