|Posted by jeff on November 2, 2018 at 4:30 PM|
Rabbit Resistant Plants
While no plant is absolutely resistant to rabbit browsing, the following are the plants that appear to be seldom chewed in Upstate New York:
Annuals: Begonias Impatiens
Perennials:Achillea (Yarrow) Anemone Aquilegia (Columbine) Artemesia (Sage) Coreopsis Digitalis (Foxglove) Ferns Geraniums (Hardy Gaillardia (Bla...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jeff on January 5, 2018 at 5:10 PM|
Quality Foods Provide More Calories to Help Birds Survive the Cold Weather
Buying bird feed can be confusing - there are so many different varieties! The following are some questions you may have about the ingredients in bird feed mixes.
Q. Should I get German millet?
A. It's something to avoid and is less attractive to native birds than white proso millet.
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|Posted by jeff on October 26, 2017 at 2:20 PM|
Indoor Low Light Plants
Botanical Name Common Name Height Comments
Aglaonema spp. Chinese evergreen 1-2’ Several species .
Aspidistra elatior. cast iron plant 1-2’ Tough in every way;
Beaucarnea recurvata. ponytail palm 1-6’ Will grow in all light conditions
Chamaedorea elegans ‘Bella’ parlor palm...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jeff on January 6, 2017 at 1:20 PM|
Black Walnut Tree Toxicity
The Black Walnut (juglans nigra) is a vigorous hardy tree. Unfortunately, the black walnut’s roots, which may extend 50 feet or more from the trunk, do exude a natural herbicide known as juglone that prevents many plants from growing within their reach.
Tomatoes, potatoes, apples, pears, berries, and some landscape plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, and lilacs may be killed or stun...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jeff on December 3, 2016 at 1:50 PM|
Wilt Stop is one of the most under rated garden items in New York. This natural, non-toxic product, derived from the resin of pine trees, has the unique ability to form a soft, clear flexible film on treated plants. This film protects plants from drying out, drought, wind burn, sunscald, winter kill, transplant shock and salt damage. WILT STOP also extends life of cut flowers and Christmas trees. We soak our christmas wreaths at ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jeff on October 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM|
Bringing plants into your home beautifies the space, but it also helps beautify you, inside and out. From breathing healthier air to increasing your concentration, house plants offer many health benefits. Our local garden center can help you find houseplants that provide the following benefits:
1. Easier Breathing
When breathing, you inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dio...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jeff on August 26, 2016 at 5:10 PM|
As summer falls into autumn, it may seem as if the entire growing season is about to end. Such is not the case. For those who adore their gardens, there are still many things they can do to continue enjoying the garden season. Follow our classic fall gardening tips and learn how you can squeeze just a little more love and life out of the growing season.
Save Money Today
Fall is when yo...Read Full Post »