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Head to Walden This Arbor Day for Angry Orchard’s Fourth Annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

If your green thumb has been itching to get out and enjoy the springtime planting season to its fullest, Angry Orchard is throwing an Arbor Day giveaway you definitely won’t want to miss. Next Friday, April 29 from 12pm to 6pm, head out to Angry Orchard’s historic 60-acre orchard in Walden for its fourth annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway of 250 ready-to-plant apple saplings.

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Forest of Dreams

Hudson Valley Forestry Transforms Wild Woodlands into Well-Managed Forests
Neither logging company nor tree service, Hudson Valley Forestry offers ecologically minded forestry mulching with a mind toward creating a beautiful, tidy, and maintainable forest for homeowners.

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The Holistic Landscaper: How to Integrate Native Gardens with Your Local Ecosystem

Now that spring has finally arrived, it may be tempting to trundle off to the nursery and load your car up with pots of black eyed susans, bee balm, and echinacea to beautify your garden and create a happy home for your local pollinators. But you will be much more successful if you consider the area surrounding your yard first and make decisions that enhance the health of the local whole ecosystem.

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“Is It Native?” Why The First Question You Ask When Plant Shopping Is the Most Important

“Is it native?” That's the first question you should ask when you see a plant you like at a nursery, says John Messerschmidt, owner of Hudson Valley Native Landscaping in High Falls. "If the answer is no, it does nothing to contribute to the wildlife around you." Here, the native plants expert explains why and how those non-native plants in your garden are affecting the local populations of caterpillars and birds that rely on native plants for food.

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7 Must-Visit Public Gardens in the Hudson Valley

Get Your Annual Garden Inspiration at these Meccas of Horticultural Expertise
Everything is blooming. Celebrate the rejuvenation of spring and the plenitude of summer with a visit to these seven masterful gardens in the Hudson Valley. Ranging from Asian-inspired to traditional English gardens and sanctuaries for native species, these gardens vary wildly but all offer an inspiring setting for a peaceful stroll or a romantic jaunt.

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Creating a Rain Garden with Native Plants

According to John Messerschmidt, owner of Hudson Valley Native Landscaping, you can do your part to mitigate the effects of excess rainwater on your local stormwater systems by planting a rain garden. Here, he shares a few of his favorite native plants for rain gardens that will capture water and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds, and other wildlife.

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Schoharie County Sunshine Fair @ Cobleskill Fairgrounds

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

Tue., Aug. 9, 9-12 a.m., Wed., Aug. 10, 9-12 a.m., Thu., Aug. 11, 9-12 a.m., Fri., Aug. 12, 9-12 a.m., Sat., Aug. 13, 9-12 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 14, 9-12 a.m. — This 145-year tradition features live music, midway rides, a circus, Aquatic Acrobatic...
Women in Sculpture @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Women in Sculpture

Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 15 — RoCA is proud to present the Women in Sculpture exhibit as a...

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