Perennials: Ornamental grasses, especially native varieties, fit harmoniously into almost any planting plan. Their interest derives from translucence, line, form, texture and scale — all the elements that contribute to excellent design. Look around at existing grass plantings and decide where in your landscape they might fit. Flowers: Think about… Read More →
ASK THE MASTER GARDENERS Q: I would like to try to force some bulbs this fall and winter. Which varieties work well, and how cold does the space for forcing need to be? A: November is a great time to start the forcing process. Choose large healthy bulbs without sprouted… Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Stink bugs are a terrible nuisance for farmers all spring and summer, but for homeowners they mostly stay under the radar until fall. Now, after a few cool nights, they seem to be knocking on every door and window, looking for a warm, cozy spot to overwinter. Go to my… Read More →
The exhibit will focus on its extensive collection of Japanese maples. Click here to see my story on lohud.com. Note box with free fall workshops at the nursery.
Weekly gardening events calendar for Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Gardening: Do it this weekend Plants we love: ‘Shirley’ tulips, Horticulture mag Bulbs 101: Everything you need to know about planting spring bloomers in fall, Horticulture mag
The Farmers’ Almanac has a region-by-region list of their favorite spots in the country to see the best fall foliage, with peak viewing times for each one. Click here for a link to their site.