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This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack, joins us Friday mornings with information about local outdoor and back-country conditions.  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack, joins us Friday mornings with information about local outdoor and back-country conditions.  Go to full article
Common garden peony. Photo: Darwinek via Wikipedia Commons.
Common garden peony. Photo: Darwinek via Wikipedia Commons.

Big flowers can anchor a garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy shares her love of "anchor" perennials: flowers like peonies, baptesia (false indigo), hostas and others that are pretty big, and fairly permanent. Many have foliage that's beautiful all season long.

Planting the right flower in the right place can give a garden extra appeal, and give a gardener a reliable performer year after year.  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack, joins us Friday mornings with information about local outdoor and back-country conditions.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Undoing what beavers hath wrought

Spring cleanup is a major feature of life in the North Country. After even a light winter like the one we just had, there's a lot of grit, leaves and mud to contend with. For Bruce Reynolds, it's a day's work: Reynolds cleans up trash, dead animals, and beaver dams for the state Department of Transportation.

Nora Flaherty caught up with Reynolds by the side of the road near Canton last spring, and he's today's "Heard Up North."  Go to full article
Wetlands along the St. Lawrence River. Photo: Jenni Werndorf
Wetlands along the St. Lawrence River. Photo: Jenni Werndorf

Owens backs IJC water levels plan

North Country congressman Bill Owens says he's supporting the International Joint Commission's new water levels plan for the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

The plan, known as BV7, would replace one that's been in effect for 60 years. The old plan strictly regulated water levels; the new one will allow them to fluctuate more naturally.  Go to full article
The view through one of the St. lawrence University telescopes last evening.  Venus is the little black dot. Photo: Melissa Burchard.
The view through one of the St. lawrence University telescopes last evening. Venus is the little black dot. Photo: Melissa Burchard.

Earthlings watch the Venus Transit

Yesterday evening Venus made its last journey across the face of the sun, as seen from Earth, until the year 2117. People of all ages covered the southeast corner of the St. Lawrence University practice fields to get their look at earth's closest neighboring planet, peering through one of the big telescopes or a pair of safe solar glasses.

Tasha Haverty joined the crowd, and talked to physics professor Jeff Miller, as well as Lillian LePage and her son Wally, Chip Jenkins and Tucker Catanzaro for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
A scarlet lily beetle eating a leaf. Photo: pixels via Wikipedia Commons
A scarlet lily beetle eating a leaf. Photo: pixels via Wikipedia Commons

June brings bugs to the garden

Just as the flowers and vegetables really start to take off, here come the pests! Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley what insects are in season, including lily leaf beetles, rose chafers, leek moths and more.  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack, joins us Friday mornings with information about local outdoor and back-country conditions.  Go to full article
Photo:ILoveNY.com
Photo:ILoveNY.com

Cuomo reclaims iconic "I Love New York" ad campaign

Governor Andrew Cuomo is attempting to revive the iconic "I Love New York" tourism promotion campaign with some new ads. The governor says the state not been aggressive enough in its promotions in recent years. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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