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House plants respond to longer days, too

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have tips for care and feeding of house plants as they start to wake up for spring.  Go to full article
Native plant expert Jane Desotelle inspects a plot of mullen, or "Quaker's Rouge", on Falls Island in Canton.
Native plant expert Jane Desotelle inspects a plot of mullen, or "Quaker's Rouge", on Falls Island in Canton.

Eating the North Country: wild food foraging

For nearly 30 years, Jane Desotelle has been collecting herbs in the Adirondacks for teas and sometimes an entire meal of found food. Desotelle owns "Underwood Herbs" and also runs a botanical sanctuary. She's a gardener, artist and plant expert. She recently led a plant walk for TAUNY on Falls Island in downtown Canton. Todd Moe tagged along to learn more about weeds that are good for you. Reminder: It's often illegal to pick wild plants on public lands, and always ask permission before venturing onto someone else's property.  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

Winter Indoor Plant Care

With more frigid temps and snow in the forecast this week, Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about plant care indoors this time of year.  Go to full article

A New Year of Gardening

You could say this is the dead of winter, or you could say it's the start of the 2003 gardening season. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about early plans for the garden.  Go to full article

'Tis the Season for Indoor Holiday Trimmings

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about house plants this time of year, from poinsettias to Christmas Cactus.  Go to full article

Fall Gardening: A Good Time to Plan for Next Spring

Martha Foley talks with Horticulturist Amy Ivy about autumn garden cleanup and planning for a new growing season: From moving and dividing perennials to mapping out new garden plots. Amy also recommends the book, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques, by Tracy Disabato-Aust.  Go to full article

September Gardening: It's not too late!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about late summer additions to the garden.  Go to full article

Call-in: Gardening with Amy Ivy

Amy Ivy, Horticulturist with the Clinton/Essex County Cooperative Extension Service, answers listener questions on gardening.  Go to full article

Get Growing: Spring Gardening in the North Country

Martha Foley continues her series of Monday morning gardening chats with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

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