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Herb Liberation! Talk at Herb Society of America – Long Island Unit

Learn about liberating herbs from the herb garden and how to use them throughout the landscape with garden speaker Karen Bussolini and The Herb Society of America - Long Island Unit on May 9

By | April 10th, 2019|News, Talks|Comments Off on Herb Liberation! Talk at Herb Society of America – Long Island Unit

Early Season Flowers for Pollinators

Climate change has put many co-evolved plants and pollinators out of sync. Beekeepers can monitor their hives and do supplemental feeding. What plants feed early emerging native bees?

By | April 2nd, 2019|Views|Comments Off on Early Season Flowers for Pollinators

Dioecious Native Shrubs for Wildlife

If you're eager to support pollinators and other wildlife by planting native shrubs, it's important to know a little bit about their sex lives.

By | March 16th, 2019|Just Published!|Comments Off on Dioecious Native Shrubs for Wildlife

Early Spring Garden Cleanup Tips

Try to avoid compacting soil by stepping into garden beds when soil is wet. There's plenty of spring garden cleanup within arm's reach.

By | March 10th, 2019|How-To's|Comments Off on Early Spring Garden Cleanup Tips

It’s All About the Light

When look at translucent flowers like witch hazels with low sun shining through, they’re ablaze with light. Backlighting is pure glowing magic.

By | March 10th, 2019|Views|Comments Off on It’s All About the Light

Microclimates Made Visible in Your Yard

Microclimates are areas of slight climactic difference within a region. We can take advantage of the microclimates in our own yards.

By | March 10th, 2019|Clues|Comments Off on Microclimates Made Visible in Your Yard

March 27 Pollinator Workshop in Washington, CT

Come learn how to create, maintain and restore habitat to benefit pollinators.

By | March 10th, 2019|Garden Coaching, Highlights & Happenings, News|Comments Off on March 27 Pollinator Workshop in Washington, CT

The Hidden Life of Moss, Mushrooms and Trees

Three books reveal the hidden life of moss, mushrooms and trees, considering them from ecological, culinary and spiritual perspectives.

By | February 6th, 2019|Books|Comments Off on The Hidden Life of Moss, Mushrooms and Trees

Independent Non-GMO Seed Catalogs

This time of year, my p.o. box runneth over - with a bounteous crop of specialty mail order seed catalogs that get my mouth watering. With giant chemical companies owning and controlling most of the global seed market, I urge you to seek out independent seed houses. They tell you who they are right up front.

By | February 3rd, 2019|Great Plants, How-To's|Comments Off on Independent Non-GMO Seed Catalogs

Perennials That Look Good in Winter

How do we make gardens that still look like gardens in the winter? It’s worth scoping out what perennial foliage still looks good in your garden in cold weather. Gather these "foul weather friends" together for winter garden beauty.

By | February 3rd, 2019|Clues, Great Plants, How-To's|Comments Off on Perennials That Look Good in Winter