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.
Once trained, Invasive Strike Force volunteers will be assigned to a 2-mile trail section, and then throughout the summer they will be identifying and recording the invasive plants they spot in their trail section. But you have to attend the free one-day training. Here are the details from Annie Christian… Read More →
Stop killing your dandelions—and other bee-friendly lawn and garden tips, from farmersalmanac and Home and Garden Matterhorn Nursery in auction to recoup $4.2 million debt, Ernie Garcia, TJN/lohud An “invasive pull” on Saturday at Hudson Highland State Park; invasive aquatic species at Muscoot Reservoir in Yorktown at 10 a.m. Saturday,... Read More →
This year’s annual garden tour sponsored by the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson features a couple of trophy properties in Ossining: a 19th-century estate on 23 acres that was once part of the Purdy Homestead and a 21-acre working farm that has been in the same family for… Read More →
It’s so sad that Henriette Suhr’s fantastic 13-acre property in Chappaqua won’t become a Westchester park when she dies. Too expensive to maintain. She’s 97, and still gardening. We look at her case and four others where Westchester is saying thanks but no thanks to land donations. With video and… Read More →
What’s missing from the debate about the Frick expansion—great garden by British landscape architect Russell Page, Huffington Post, Charles Birnbaum, head of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. (Page, btw, designed the the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo in Purchase) Local butterfly count, Mike Risinit, lohud How to prune hydrangeas,... Read More →