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Spring has Sprung: Budding Blossoms and Longer Days

Horticulturist Amy Ivy spent Sunday afternoon in her backyard. She has tips on preparing the yard and garden for another growing season.  Go to full article

'Tis the Season for Backyard Pruning

David Sommerstein and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about early spring pruning techniques.  Go to full article

Garden Prep In Between The Seasons

It's mid-March and a lot of North Country gardeners are getting ready for another growing season. With new supplies of seeds at the store and garden catalogs in the mail, it's hard to be patient. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about pre-season preparations.  Go to full article

Shapes and Forms of the Early Spring Landscape

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about backyard landscapes. The recent snowfall offers a good chance to see the shapes in the yard without all the details -- and to think about adding shrubs and trees in just the right spot.  Go to full article

Ice Breakup Begins on St. Lawrence

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker "Simcoe" will begin clearing the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel next week. The "Simcoe" will set off Monday, March 8th from Prescott, across the river from Ogdensburg, and work its way upriver.  Go to full article

Signs of Spring: The Sounds and Smells

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about early spring.  Go to full article

Starting Seeds Indoors: Timing is Everything

Martha Foley continues her conversation with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the basics for starting seeds early indoors.  Go to full article

A Jump Start on the Garden: Starting Seeds Indoors

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the basics for starting seeds early indoors - from soil to lighting.  Go to full article

Earlier Spring Thaws to Accelerate Global Warming?

Satellite imaging shows that spring thaws in the northern latitudes are happening almost a day earlier each year. Environmental scientists worry that faster melts could accelerate global warming. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Corbin Sullivan explains.  Go to full article

An Early Start to Next Year's Garden

As the garden winds down for the year, it's not too early to think about preparing a new plot for next year. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on fall prep work in the garden and planning for next spring.  Go to full article

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