There are a variety of events for gardening enthusiasts this month.
On May 18 and 19 Catskill Native Nursery and The Hudson Valley Seed Library invite you to celebrate our native wildflowers, herbs, fruits, heirloom vegetables and local biodiversity. Gardening experts will be available to answer your questions.
The People/Plant Connection
The nonprofit group is dedicated to education and community beautification.
Garden Fair, presented by Hudson Valley Garden Association on May 4th, 2013 at the Orange County Arboretum, will feature 30 local plant and garden
vendors and exhibitors, free demonstrations and lecture program. Tickets and info available online.
Michelle Sutton offers pithy advice for busy people to herald the gardening season.
(Then Leave Them Outside in the Cold)
Michelle Sutton discusses how potted trees and shrubs rise to the challenge.
Michelle Sutton suggests critter-resistant bulbs for flowers that will last.
Save or Destroy?
Michelle Sutton avoids the temptation to pull her garden's volunteer plants.
(with a Question Mark)
Michelle Sutton investigates the costs and benefits of gardening over grocery.
Find out the worth of your greens.
Driven to Shears
Keith Buesing is a horticulturist, nurseryman, and topiary-art extraordinaire.
I don't know if having one rabbit qualifies me as an urban minifarmer, but she does give me manure ("bunure") that has done wonders for my vegetable garden. Bunure and other manures add organic matter to the soil, which in turn helps increase water holding capacity, nutrient availability, and soil structure (important for air and water drainage).
No-Till For the Home Gardener
The benefits of giving your garden the no-till treatment.
Shawn McCloskey converts ordinary shingled roofs into blooming, sustainable homes for vegetation to flourish.
Springtime is Trimming Time
Michelle Sutton walks us through Springtime shrub pruning.