In honor of Eastchester 350, this year’s annual tour of some of the best gardens in Bronxville will also private gardens in Eastchester and Tuckahoe. Sponsored by the Bronxville Beautification Council, the annual tour will run from noon to 4 p.m. on June 8. You can leave the car behind… Read More →
I just found out about this plant sale: The Master Gardeners’ May Plant Sale: Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 17, and prepare to be there at the starting gun, because this is one plant sale where the plants move faster than you ever imagined! The sale runs from… Read More →
May 10 Briarcliff Manor: Briarcliff Manor Garden Club Annual Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Wells Fargo Bank, 1050 Pleasantville Road, 914-432-8529. Tarrytown: Plant Sale. From the gardens of three different garden societies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway. Yorktown Heights: Mother’s Day Herb Planters, filled with aromatic herbs that… Read More →
Click here to see our full list of plant sales in the Lower Hudson Valley here.
Click here to see my preview of four Open Days gardens, in Chappaqua, Hastings and Cold Spring. These are a couple of shots by Mark Vergari of Rocky Hills, Henriette Suhr’s 13-acre garden in Chappaqua.
ASK THE MASTER GARDENERS When should I plant summer bulbs? Summer bulbs that are hardy perennials, such as crocosmia and Oriental lilies, are planted in the fall of the previous year. These overwinter and then will bloom in the summer. Crocosmia are a magnet for hummingbirds. AP photo. Summer bulbs… Read More →
Perennials: Continue dividing, transplanting and staking. After a thorough weeding, mulch the beds with 2 to 3 inches of light organic material. Continue spraying roses with fungicide and feed once a month. Flowers: The danger of frost should be past, but always keep “a weather eye” out and be ready to cover… Read More →
By LEE REICH, Associated Press To get the most out of any organic fertilizer, keep in mind how plants feed and how these fertilizers act in the soil. The bulk of a plant’s feeder roots — whether it’s a midget marigold or a mighty oak — lie just beneath… Read More →
Perennials: Stake peonies and other tall plants while the stems are short. Fill in with new perennials. Divide chrysanthemums. Later, pinch back growing tips when plants are 6 inches high and again when side branches are 6 inches long, continuing pinches through July 15. Flowers: Scented geraniums can take a… Read More →
May 3 Greenwich, Conn.: May Gardeners Market. Rain or shine. Vendors for home & garden. For information, call at 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. Pocantico Hills: Sheep Shearing Festival 2014. Watch farmers shear our flock of Finn-Dorset sheep. Learn… Read More →
Five great suggestions from my colleague Liz Johnson. Click here for a quick link to the post about the house tour that’s sponsored by the Historical Society of the Nyacks. Bourbon Street of Nyack: Big windows open to the street so you can feel like you’re in New Orleans in… Read More →
A note from Bob DelTorto about vine cutting on Sunday, from 1 to 3 pm, in Scarsdale as part of the annual “Pitch-in for Parks” cleanup: This weekend is the annual “Pitch-in for Parks” cleanup. There are about 12 groups of volunteers that’ll be doing so up and down the… Read More →