Like a blood hound on the trail of a missing person, my eyes are fixed on the ground at this time of year searching for the first signs of new green. My husband claims there will be new grass in a week or two. We disagree. I’m less optimistic,...
Plattsburgh, NY, Feb 22, 2010 — Horticulturist Amy Ivy says she spent time this past weekend propagating a whole new generation of houseplants. Geraniums, a goldfish plant, a jade tree -- all got a fresh start. Amy, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, is a true green thumb. But according to what she told Martha Foley, starting new plants from old ones isn't only for the expert gardener. Go to full article
May 21, 2008 — 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
Feb 03, 2006 — 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
Jan 13, 2003 — 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
Sep 23, 2002 — 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