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Martha Foley's perennials. Photo: Martha Foley
Martha Foley's perennials. Photo: Martha Foley

How to build a perennial garden

The catalog pages picturing masses of colorful perennial flowers can be exciting. But creating your own flower beds can be a daunting prospect. Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy shares strategies for building a perennial garden.  Go to full article
A perennial bed in August at the Vermont Visitor's Center. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29261037@N02/6067097438/">Paul Cooper</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A perennial bed in August at the Vermont Visitor's Center. Photo: Paul Cooper, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

A facelift in the late-summer perennial garden

Getting an early start on fall clean-up in the perennial beds depends on how much of a neat-freak you are. There's still lots of showy color in the coming weeks. Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about ways to make room for late-summer color in the flower garden.  Go to full article
Lilies divided to make a fence border at the back of a perennial bed. Photo: <a heref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kidmissile/4429824109/">kidmissile</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Lilies divided to make a fence border at the back of a perennial bed. Photo: kidmissile, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Shaping up perennials in the spring garden

Perennial beds need some attention in the spring. Dividing tubers can give them a renewed lease on life. And with a dry spring, a little irrigation might be in order. Martha Foley talks with Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article
Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.
Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.

An update on late blight and keeping perennial beds neat

Late blight was recently confirmed in a few more upstate counties. Todd Moe talks with Amy Ivy, Executive Director/Horticulture Educator at cooperative extension in Clinton and Essex counties, about tips for dealing with the tomato disease. Amy also has some ideas for late-summer perennial garden maintenance.  Go to full article
Just the thing for attacking those chores brought on by April showers, an umbrella hat--in camo. Source: meanandgreen.com
Just the thing for attacking those chores brought on by April showers, an umbrella hat--in camo. Source: meanandgreen.com

Conditions good for early garden chores

Showers today will be welcome for gardeners who've planted spinach and other early season crops. In fact, it's a good time for a lot of early garden chores in the flower garden too. Amy Ivy shares her list with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Harvest this weekend including declining tomatoes and flourishing mums. (Photo: Martha Foley)
Harvest this weekend including declining tomatoes and flourishing mums. (Photo: Martha Foley)

Can plants prep for winter when fall is so balmy?

It's been a warm fall. Some parts of the region haven't had a real killing frost yet, and some flowers are blooming much longer than usual.
That's great for the gardener who's getting a bonus on the season, but what about the plants? How do they usually get ready for winter, and will the warm fall hurt in the long run? Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy talks with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Prepping perennial beds for the season

It's a busy time in the yard and garden preparing for another gardening season. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy turn to prep work in the perennial beds.  Go to full article

A focus on tidying the flower beds

Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about making perennial gardens flashier, if not for this year, then for next summer. And an update on Late Blight, which has devastated tomato and potato plants around the region.  Go to full article

Garden tips: taking control of all those perennials

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips for dividing and weeding perennials. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Beginning gardeners and perennials

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy are thinking more about the upcoming gardening season. Today, the appeal of perennial flower gardens.  Go to full article

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