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May 6, 2024

The Spin on Squash

This ancient vegetable (8000 B.C.) has found new life thanks to the spiralizer! And squash is more than just “noodles” – you can use it in soups, quiche, breads, cookies… You can roast it, you can saute it, you can stuff it, you can even fry zucchini blossoms! Now your taste buds may be ready, […]
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April 22, 2024

May in the Garden

May for me is a magical month in the garden. The weather is warming up, and the garden is awake and ready for transplants. May is one of the busiest times in the garden, so here’s a checklist to help you out: Add mulch around trees, shrubs and landscape beds to reduce weeds and conserve […]
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April 15, 2024

What Do Your Flowers Say Today?

What Do Your Flowers Say Today? Sue Adams discusses her new book “What Do Your Flowers Say Today”. CLICK HERE to buy this book on Amazon.
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September 7, 2023

2023 Dutchess County Fair Plant Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite new flowers for 2024 at this year’s Dutchess County Fair. We had a record number of votes – 4,657! Along with your likes and dislikes, we gathered lots of great questions about these varieties and I wanted to take a moment to answer some of them. […]
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June 8, 2023

Timely Tips for June in the Garden

Containers Watering: When watering containers, don’t “tease the leaves.” Water thoroughly. When it’s cool and cloudy, your containers may go a few days without watering. But on hot, windy days, they’ll dry out quickly. If a container has a saucer, empty out the water. Let soil dry out in between watering. but not to the […]
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Gardening
April 6, 2023

Hardiness Zones Explained

What is a planting zone? A planting zone, or hardiness zone, is a categorization that the USDA uses to divide sections of the country based on weather pattern date. Plant types have their own hardiness zones, often listed on the products sold. Planting zones are a guideline to help gardeners choose plants. The USDA’s website […]
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Plant with Frost
April 6, 2023

Facts About Frost

Early Spring Planting Ah, it’s a beautiful day, and you can’t wait to start planting! New trees and shrubs, most herbaceous perennials, pansy, snapdragon, lettuce, spinach, peas, chard, collards, beets, carrots and radishes can tolerate a frost. Semi-tender plants that will tolerate a light frost include broccoli, cauliflower, petunia, lobelia, geranium, dusty miller, osteospermum (cape […]
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Vegetable Garden
March 8, 2023

Planting Schedule Chart

As the weather starts heating up, so does the excitement to get your garden planted. But putting plants in the ground at the wrong time can lead to negative results. Your best option is to make a plan for when and where you’ll plant your garden. To help you get started, Sue Adams has put […]
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Man Planting Garlic
September 1, 2022

Fall Gardening Tips

Putting the Garden to Bed This is mostly a matter of cleaning and covering up. As the temperatures drop, those plants that aren’t killed outright by frost prepare for dormancy. Clear out the spent stems and foliage of annual flowers and vegetables to prevent the possibility of their harboring disease pathogens and insect eggs over […]
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