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Commentary: Four Old Men Eat Tomatoes on a Porch

There comes a moment every spring when the sun is so warm it takes you back to summer memories. Commentator Paul Willcott, who has roots in Texas, has been watching the weather change in Saranac Lake, and recalls one especially fine "Lone Star" day last year.  Go to full article

Summer Harvest: Local Produce Reigns

Horticulturist Amy Ivy and Martha Foley review the bounty in the garden, at farmers' markets, and from roadside stands. Plus - some tips on the sweetest of all: corn on the cob.  Go to full article

The Late Summer Garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about gardening in mid-August. It's time to harvest beans, beets and green tomatoes.  Go to full article

Books: Ladies of the Lake

Kathleen Bagley's book, Ladies of the Lake, offers a glimpse into the lives of women who are drawn to water, and the legacy of life on Lake Placid. It's a collection of 23 stories of women and their lake camps. Todd Moe spoke with Kathleen Bagley who says the book is for anyone who spends time on the water.  Go to full article
Paul Willcott
Paul Willcott

The Pleasures of the Front Porch

Every season has its special delights. Summer has many -- picnics, family reunions, swimming and boating. Commentator Paul Willcott has an abiding love for the great American pastime of porch sitting.  Go to full article

Gardening in the Wet

Wet weather has meant explosive growth in some gardens -- Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about wild squash plants, and a burgeoning slug population.  Go to full article

Late Summer Gardens: Making the Best of Faded Flowers

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about perennials that are past their peak--poppies, daisies and daylilies--and how they can still add interest to the garden  Go to full article

Time for a Garden Tune-Up

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on weeding, mulching and re-planting.  Go to full article

Planting and Transplanting as the Season Changes

Planting? Now? Horticulturist Amy Ivy has the do's and don'ts of late summer planting.  Go to full article

Saving and Sowing Seeds: A Summer Gardening Tradition

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on collecting seeds from favorite flowers for next year's garden. She recommends two books: Nancy Bubel's The New Seed Starters Handbook, and The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada.  Go to full article

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