Oct 21, 2013 — Trying to figure out how to cope with all those leaves? Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy says to add them to your compost pile. Next year you'll want to put all that nutrition back into your garden plot and plant beds. Go to full article
These leaves are lovely on the tree, and a valuable resource for gardeners once they're on the ground. Photo: Brian Mann
Oct 08, 2012 — This year's brilliant fall color display is fast giving way to the second annual leaf event: Raking season.
Few people will say raking is their favorite outdoor chore. But in their weekly conversation, Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley there are plenty of reasons to cherish those fallen leaves, and more than one way to deal with them. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 19, 2011 — With the growing season winding down, some gardeners have already begun garden cleanup chores. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on composting and ideas for building a proper compost bin. Go to full article
Nov 01, 2004 — Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about applying a protective winter mulch to your perennials and the garden. It offers the extra blanket that nature often doesn't provide. Go to full article