• A Lenten Rose blooming in my garden last April. Photo by Kristina Gabalski
    The Lenten Rose

    With the recent start of the Lenten season leading up to the celebration of Easter, I’ve been thinking about the Lenten Roses still hidden under snow in my garden (as I write this column) and how much...

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  • Growing Microgreens

    Microgreens have become quite the rage lately and for good reason. They are easy to grow in your own kitchen, are exceptionally nutritious, and easy to add to salads, soups and sandwiches. Plus, you can grow them...

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  • Winter in the garden

    Happy New Year to everyone! We have had some wintery weather recently and it brought to mind two gardening topics for January: salt injury to trees and shrubs, and helping our feathered friends survive during the dark,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Holiday gifts for gardeners

    Here we are in the midst of the holiday season once again and it’s time to focus on gifts for gardeners. Gardeners really are not difficult to buy for, in fact there are numerous items that make...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Transplanting houseplants

    From air plants to terrariums to succulents, houseplants are a hot gardening trend right now and with the growing season over locally, this is a great time to think about care for your houseplants. To start, here...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Garden Thanksgiving

    The weather this fall has made it especially difficult to get end of year garden  chores accomplished, but despite that and the many frustrations of gardening,  there is still much to be grateful for as Thanksgiving 2018...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Autumn care of peonies

    Much of the autumn work we do in the garden revolves around preparing perennial plant material both for winter and for next spring. Peonies are a good example. The plants are native to the northern hemisphere and...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Spotted Lanternfly

    You’ve probably already heard about the spotted lanternfly, the latest in the growing list of invasive pests which threaten local agriculture.  The unwelcome insect is closing in on Western New York and you can help in the...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Growing Dwarf Alberta Spruce

    Evergreens are an important component of the home landscape. They provide color year round and formal shapes to the garden. Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Picea glauca var. Albertiana ‘Conica’ is a dwarf cultivar of the Alberta White spruce...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • New seedless grape variety from Cornell will appeal to home growers

    Exciting news from Cornell University this month about the newest offering from their grape breeders.  Everest Seedless is a cold-tolerant, blue-colored Concord-type grape with berries that are roughly twice the size of the traditional Concord. The new...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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