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June 2, 2023

Storm Cloud Bluestar

A very low-maintenance plant, Storm Cloud Bluestar has olive green leaves with silver veins. Star-shaped, periwinkle blue flowers appear atop of the wide, mounding, shrub-like habit. Watch in spring as incredibly dark stems emerge from the ground. Optimal Growing Conditions Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9 Water Needs Average Sun Needs Part Sun to Full Sun Appearance […]
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May 31, 2023

DIY Pollinator Projects

June is pollinator month! What’s the buzZzZ about pollinators? Without them, humans, and all of Earth’s land ecosystems, could not survive. Our pollinators are under threat due to habitat loss, invasive species and pesticide use, but you can help! Join Rebecca Curtis, Poughkeepsie Nursery, as she reveals some simple ways you can help our pollinators […]
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May 30, 2023

Dutchess County Fair Cut Flower Competition

The Dutchess County Fair Cut Flower Competition is Back! Plant now to show off your flowers at the Dutchess County Fair! Categories include dahlias, gladiolas, hydrangeas, cleome, zinnias, herbaceous perennials, and many more! For a complete list of categories, CLICK HERE and scroll down to the Horticulture section. There are two competitions this year, one […]
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May 24, 2023

Fertilizing Big Leaf Hydrangeas

Springtime is the time to fertilize your hydrangea plants. Because they are somewhat needy plants, Maureen Drury, Adams Town of Wallkill Houseplant and Nursery Manager, recommends using several types of fertilizer to give your hydrangeas the nutrients they need to flourish. Once you have fertilized your plants in the spring, you can then add in […]
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May 24, 2023

Pruning Big Leaf Hydrangeas

It’s pruning time! Maureen Drury, Adams Town of Wallkill Houseplant and Nursery Manager, is back in her garden to show you how to properly prune your hydrangeas. Follow these simple tips and your flowers will be looking beautiful in no time!
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Lady Bug on Flower
May 1, 2023

Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

Ladybugs and praying mantis are some of the best natural predators for garden pests. Ladybugs eat aphids, mealybugs, spider mites and other small pests. Praying mantises eat insects like caterpillars, grasshoppers and crickets. Both ladybugs and praying mantises are beneficial to have in your garden because they help to keep the pest population under control. […]
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April 27, 2023

Celosia – 2023 Flower of The Year

The celosia was named the National Garden Bureau’s Annual Flower of the Year for 2023! Celosia is a family of garden flowers that are known as cockscombs or woolflowers due to their unique, and unusual, appearance. Celosia typically sports brightly colored, feathery plumes or crests that resemble the head of a rooster, hence the name […]
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Assorted Coleus
April 25, 2023

Sun-Loving Coleus

Wow! There are over 1,500 varieties of sun-loving coleus available today! I was curious to find out how the vegetative coleus was discovered (previously coleus was available only from seed and preferred shade) so I talked to the “Father of Coleus,” Allan M. Armitage, retired professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia. Dr. Armitage […]
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Pruning Hydrangea
April 17, 2023

Pruning Hydrangeas in the Spring

The weather is just starting to warm up, but it’s important to get out there and do some pruning before your hydrangeas get too far along. Pruning them now will lead to even more blooms this year. Join Maureen Drury, Adams Town of Wallkill Houseplant and Nursery Manager, in her garden as she teaches you […]
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