Shade Gardens: A Conversation with Victoria Coyne

A conversation with Victoria Coyne of Victoria Gardens.

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Aces in the Fall

Plants that Shine at the End of the Growing Season
Mohonk Mountain House's Garden Manager Andrew Koehn's favorite fall plants.

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The Fluid Beauty of Hydrangeas

Greene Bee Greenhouse's Briana Davis and Eli Joseph-Hunter
An interview with the Green Bee Greenhouse founders.

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A Water-Wise Teaching Garden for the Hudson Valley

SUNY Ulster Xeriscape Garden is as green and lush as any other Hudson Valley garden.

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First-Rose Confidence, with Kevin Lee Jacobs

For many years, I avoided planting roses for myself or for clients. My misperception was that they were all divas that I would have to prop up with endless regimens of fungicides and insecticides and heavy applications of fertilizer.

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Conifers: Let's Confer

Michelle Sutton gets technical about these cone-bearing trees.

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First Cactus Confidence

Michelle Sutton on growing beauties indoors.

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Creating Places of Peace and Joy

Landscape Design Strategies with Bloom's Liz Elkin
Liz Elkin founded Bloom Landscape and Fine Gardening Service ("Bloom") in 2008 in New Paltz, where she lives with her husband of ten years, Matthew, and their two children: Tahlia, age six, and Jonah, age three.

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The Tastiest Bulb: Garlic Growing with Suzanne Kelly of Green Owl Garlic

Owls are auspicious for Rhinebeck garlic farmer Suzanne Kelly and many members of her family. "They are our family totem," she says. When she began her operation two years ago, it was natural for her to name the business.

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Lessons from The Hills: Gardening on Rocky and Steep Slopes

The Hills neighborhood of Port Ewen was created in the mid-1980s by blasting bluestone outcroppings that overlook the historic Rondout waterfront in Kingston. Nearby is a bluestone quarry, one of many that provided the principal material for the construction of New York City's sidewalk system in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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What We Learn from Public Gardens

Be they world-class or regional and scrappy, there is so much one can learn from public gardens.

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Tree Care Fundamentals: Q&A with Arborist Phil DiLorenzo

A good arborist will, while on your property, assess the health of your cherished trees and be on the lookout for future problems that can be averted. That will save you money in the end.

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Deer, Roots, and New Sensations

Advice for Plant Shoppers
What specifically should we be looking for when we buy annuals, perennials, shrubs, or trees?

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Pollen, We Have a Problem

Considering Allergenic Plants
The Hudson Valley is sometimes referred to as "Sinus Valley" because of the prevalence of allergies here. Until recently, I never considered the allergenic potential of the trees and shrubs I planted—and when I asked some of my colleagues in the region, it was clear it wasn't on their radar, either. Why does it matter?

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16th Annual Spring Garden Day: “Beauty & The Feast”

Featuring keynote author and gardening guru Margaret Roach, master gardeners are leading 16 unique classes on April 18 at SUNY Ulster.

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