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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

High Summer in the Garden: Time to Plan Ahead

Now is the time to take notes for next year's garden. That's according to horticulturist Amy Ivy, who says August is the best time to consider color, variety, size and soil conditions in the garden. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

North Country Tropics: Gardening in Hot, Rainy Weather

The recent wet, muggy weather has turned even North Country gardens absolutely tropical. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the effects of high humidity and frequent rain on the garden this time of year.  Go to full article

Reducing Ground Level Ozone Pollution

Summer can be a perfect time for barbeques, weekend trips, and yard work. But those very things contribute to a summertime health hazard. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article

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