In reply: Herbicides would do more harm than invasives at the Piermont Marsh, tjn/lohud In NJ, trouble arrives on six legs, NYTimes State DEC, local agencies battle invasive species, TJN/lohud.com
Cornell Univ has launched its own website, www.climatechange.cornell.edu, as a comprehensive resource. Be sure to check out the Gardening & Climate Change section.
The year the monarchs didn’t appear, NY Times yesterday
What to do when ladybugs invade your house, Horticulture The root cellar’s modern alternatives, Barbara Damrosch in Wash Post Plants we love: ‘Matrona’ sedum, for winter interest, Horticulture
How to make a green living wall of plants, Fine Gardening Putnam sees 2 cases of tick-borne Powassan virus; illness can be fatal, tjn/lohud.com How to contain bamboo, Fine Gardening
After a very successful debut in the spring, plant pathologist Margery Daughtrey returns for an encore to deliver the fall talk in the twice-yearly Rocky Hills Lecture Series. Her free lecture, on “Changing Climates, Changing Gardens: Protecting Plants in the 21st Century,” will be at the Chappaqua Lbrary at 7:30… Read More →
from Carol Capobianco at the Native Plant Center in Valhalla: “GO NATIVE U BEGINS FOURTH YEAR FALL 2013 CLASSES UNDER WAY; SPECIAL EVENT OCTOBER 4 Four new classes and a special all-day event usher in the fourth year of Go Native U at Westchester Community College. This certificate… Read More →
Officials in northern New Jersey have unleashed thousands of weevils to devour the so-called mile-a-minute vine weed that’s been flourishing since Sandy. Read the full story at nbcnewyork.com Mile-a-minute vine has been a huge problem at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in northern Westchester.
Solar panels: Lease or buy? The best cost-saving tips for homeowners, TJN/lohud How to keep mosquitoes from ruining your backyard barbecues, TJN/lohud Using weevils to control and stop mile-a-minute vine, NYTimes Lamont-Doherty’s IcePond takes flight: Rockland researchers’ Greenland date to shed light on rising sea levels, TJN/lohud
From Diane Greenberg’s newsletter (she owns the wonderful Catskill Native Nursery in Accord): “There is a new rose disease moving into NY and it is spread with the help of the invasive Rosa multiflora. Rose Rosette Disease, or RRD, first shows up on the ends of rose branches making… Read More →
Rooftop beehives in midtown Manhattan, NYTimes How one community garden is transforming the lives of the homeless, Horticulture Plants we love: Piglet fountain grass, Horticulture Emerald ash borers arrive in Putnam, The Journal News/lohud.com