By Lee Reich Associated Press Red orbs are rising out of the soil in my garden, demanding to be pulled. I will pull them, but not all at once. Beets can remain in place for weeks — even months — to come if leaves or straw are thrown over them... Read More →
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I stopped into Wave Hill in Riverdale last Friday, to pick up a few items from the gift shop for our annual holiday gift guide. (Look for it on Nov. 30.) Since my first visit more than 20 years ago, Wave Hill has been one of my very favorite public... Read More →
Perennials: Continue planting bulbs as long as weather permits. Pick the last roses of the season. Hill up soil to cover the rose graft area to prevent winter kill. Flowers: Replace flowering plants in window boxes and containers with evergreen branches and berries. The containers should be freeze-proof. Vegetables and... Read More →
The annual “Winter Wonderland” at Down to Earth nursery in Pomona kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 15 with a wine and cheese reception from 2 to 6 pm. The indoor display features six fully decorated theme rooms. More, including lots more photos, at downtoearthnursery.com
The dreaded emerald ash borer has been detected in Westchester for the first time, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced earlier this week. The invasive species of beetles, originally from Asia, was discovered in purple DEC traps just north of Peekskill. It has also been found recently southeast of Binghamton,... Read More →
Meet the stars of the rain garden, MCT/lohud Destructive Southern Pine Beetles make their way north to Long Island, NY Times Deer-proof plants for a beautiful fall garden, MCT/lohud
Perennials: Finish cleanup, including pulling still growing weeds. Cut back late blooming mums. Leave the ornamental grasses for winter interest. Cut back perennials to 4-5”. Spread fertilizer such as 5-10-5-on perennial beds. It will work in to the soil during the winter. Continue planting bulbs as long as weather permits. ... Read More →
Henriette Suhr’s great 13-acre property in Chappaqua will be open from noon to 6 pm Saturday as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. (The GC publicity had both noon and 2 pm as the start times, but she said yesterday that she would be open at noon.) Go... Read More →
It makes sense. The weather is cooler (except for the last few days!) and there is still plenty of time for them to settle in before winter. Here’s a link to an article on lohud.
Arborist and author Bill Logan will give the Rocky Hills Lecture on oak trees, at 7:30 pm Wed., Oct. 15 at the Chappaqua Library.
Come join us on Saturday! I’ll definitely be there. Here are the details: We are hoping to meet lots of volunteers at our Journal News Clean Up on Saturday in Haverstraw. Our team is helping Keep Rockland Beautiful clean up a beach. If you’d like to pitch in, it’s 9:30-11:30... Read More →
Perennials: Continue bulb planting, first the early blooming ones such as scilla, crocus, chionodoxa and snow drops, then the myriad varieties of daffodils. Bulbs to be naturalized can be scattered in an area where they can multiply freely. Tulips can wait until early November. Make sure all bulb planting sites have... Read More →