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Recent blog posts
Click here to see my article in The Journal News/lohud.com. Through it all, Rosedale Nurseries continues to thrive. Here are C. Powers Taylor and his son, Dan.
ASK THE MASTER GARDENERS I’m hearing a lot about invasive plants. What are they and why are they so bad? Invasive species are non-native plants, animals, fungi or microorganisms that spread rapidly and cause harm to the environment, the economy or human health. Invasives come from all around the world... Read More →
For the last 15 years, Sandy Morrissey of Hartsdale has spent much of her summers putting up and monitoring bluebird boxes across Westchester and other parts of the Hudson Valley. If you see a bluebird in your neighborhood, thank Sandy. Anyway, earlier this month she successfully moved 5 abandoned bluebird... Read More →
Who knew the lowly marigold could look so good in a formal garden setting? Click here to see my story in tomorrow’s Living Here section, with fab gallery of photos by Tania Savayan.
What is the difference between a microburst and a tornado? Farmer’s Almanac Knowing when and how to water your lawn and garden, TJN/lohud.com Plants we love: Sun Parasol mandevilla, Horticulture (Suntory sent me some to try this spring, no blooms so far, but a couple are very close)
Perennials: Meticulous rose care includes deadheading repeat bloomers and fertilizing them with a complete rose food spread around the base of each plant according to label directions. When deadheading, clip dead blooms back to a healthy shoot or an outward-facing bud. Clean up pruned twigs and leaves immediately, especially if they... Read More →
July 19 Yorktown Heights: U-Pick Vegetables and Farm Stand. Harvest organically grown vegetables and flowers on Saturdays. Bring a picnic lunch and explore our hiking trails. Open every Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer and fall. Check out www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org... Read More →
Interesting controversy that’s developing around neonic pesticides and bees and colony collapse disorder. I get the Grower Talks newsletter and here is editor Chris Beytes’ take on the latest news: Depot, BJ’s Wholesale to require neonic labeling I haven’t been able to get official word from Home Depot or any... Read More →
It’s pricey, but John Danzer’s stuff is just gorgeous, and super comfortable. Click here for my article on lohud.com on his showroom in Garrison, with photo gallery and video of John.
Once trained, Invasive Strike Force volunteers will be assigned to a 2-mile trail section, and then throughout the summer they will be identifying and recording the invasive plants they spot in their trail section. But you have to attend the free one-day training. Here are the details from Annie Christian... Read More →
Stop killing your dandelions—and other bee-friendly lawn and garden tips, from farmersalmanac and Home and Garden Matterhorn Nursery in auction to recoup $4.2 million debt, Ernie Garcia, TJN/lohud An “invasive pull” on Saturday at Hudson Highland State Park; invasive aquatic species at Muscoot Reservoir in Yorktown at 10 a.m. Saturday,... Read More →