Great news for Hudson Valley gardening fans, out of the Regional Economic Development Council, which announced grants on Thursday. The Jay Heritage Center in Rye got the $500,000 grant to restore its 1.5 acres of stone-walled gardens. Here’s a link to the Council’s website for the full report. And a… Read More →
It’s Henriette Suhr Day! The grand gardener from Chappaqua is being honored by proclamation of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Last night, the New Castle Town Board and Planning Board honored Suhr for her early and continuing interest in conservation, preservation and acquisition of open spaces within the town…. Read More →
Before the holiday craziness really sets in, this would be a great weekend to gather up the family and head out into the Hudson Valley countryside for the old-fashioned pleasure of cutting down your own Christmas tree. You don’t have to worry about decorating it right away — it will… Read More →
How to pick the best tree • Before you go to a Christmas tree farm, measure the space where the tree will live — height and width — and bring that tape measure with you. Allow a few inches for a tree-topping ornament, such as a star, angel or Santa…. Read More →
Plants that can take the heat, Greenhouse Management mag Fall flowers draw beneficial insects, The Journal News/lohud.com/MCT Attracting birds with a platform feeder, Horticulture Plants we love: Korean fir, Horticulture
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 →
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
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.