On Sept. 6 and 7, Rosedale Nurseries in Hawthorne is again hosting a Native Plant Appreciation Weekend as a benefit for the nonprofit Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. Volunteer personal shoppers and nursery staff will be on hand to offer advice about native plants and which… Read More →
When it comes to long-range weather forecasts, the folks at the Farmers’ Almanac don’t get it right every time, but they usually come pretty close. They’ve just released their forecast for the the winter of 2014–15 and it looks like three-quarters of the country will see below-normal temperatures. For the eastern… 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 →
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 →
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 →
What is the difference between a microburst and a tornado? Farmer’s Almanac Knowing when and how to water your lawn and garden, TJN/lohud.com Plants we love: Sun Parasol mandevilla, Horticulture (Suntory sent me some to try this spring, no blooms so far, but a couple are very close)
Interesting controversy that’s developing around neonic pesticides and bees and colony collapse disorder. I get the Grower Talks newsletter and here is editor Chris Beytes’ take on the latest news: Depot, BJ’s Wholesale to require neonic labeling I haven’t been able to get official word from Home Depot or any… Read More →
It’s pricey, but John Danzer’s stuff is just gorgeous, and super comfortable. Click here for my article on lohud.com on his showroom in Garrison, with photo gallery and video of John.