ASK THE MASTER GARDENERS Using mycorrhizal fungi on their roots, plants are able to communicate with each other and warn of danger, such as invading insects, by master garedener Kris Mernyk Click here to see the article on lohud.com
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Perennials: Purchase and plant mums early so that they look more natural in the border. Fertilize with water soluble food. Newly purchased mums can be overwintered in a cold frame or well protected with mulch. Keep up with deer repellents. The deer are becoming more active, bringing their young to... Read More →
Understanding how dew point and humidity are measured, Farmers Almanac 10 great ornamental herbs, Fine Gardening Harvard researchers are developing automated replacements for bees. Miniature robots! Garden Center mag/Business Insider Looking for new hostas to try? Here are 10 good ones, Fine Gardening Using petal color and shape, bees can... Read More →
Perennials: Cut off the dead stalks of early blooming hostas and day lilies. Now through autumn is a good time to plant peonies. Enrich the soil, give them plenty of room in full sun and well drained soil. Continue ordering fall blooming bulbs to plant in Sept. and Oct. Flowers: Continue feeding... Read More →
My story in The Journal News/lohud.com, with suggestions from NY Botanical Garden expert Michael Balick Michael Balick, a Chappaqua resident, is the author of the excellent and very handy new book “Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature’s Most Powerful Plants.”
If you’ve had good luck with hostas this spring and summer, they are one of the easiest plants around to divide, and thus increase the number of plants you have. They are very forgiving—you can just dig up a clump of hostas and then slice them into new plants with... Read More →
Last week, while I was away, our Photo Dept. held a photo meet-up with readers at Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers. Some 70 or so readers came to the workshop to pick up tips from seven of our best photographers. It was a gorgeous evening and people got some great shots!... Read More →
Click here for weekly garden calendar on lohud.com Click here for the what to do this week in the garden column by Susan Henry on lohud.com
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.