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Exploring Private Gardens
What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...
Let Us Grow Lettuce Well
Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...
New Organic Production Guides
Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...
Choose the Best Coneflowers
Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...
In the Garden
Though the garden was pounded by hail last July, the autumn was dry, and the winter cold and unpredictable, the iris in my garden have returned with eye-catching blooms.
Bearded irises are some of the most rugged perennials and are true survivors I...
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Organic Lawn Care I've been receiving numerous e-mails about do-it-yourself "organic lawn care." An easy to follow...
Favorite or New Plant
Spotted Dead Nettle Shade gardens often lack color. To remedy this, one of my highly recommended perennials for...
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- Prune evergreens
- Mulch to smother weeds
- Sulfur to the rescue
- Danger in weed killers
- Check pines and spruce for scale