Category Archive for: ‘Fall’

Take a virtual tour of the Everett Children's Adventure Garden

Pumpkinhead Scarecrows at the NYBG Children’s Adventure Garden

If you have never seen pumpkinhead scarecrows before, then you are in for a treat! Scarecrows are nothing new; they have been used in agriculture dating back thousands of years to spook animals from farmer’s fields. Some records date them back to ancient Egypt! The scarecrows at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden are much less …

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These veggies taste better after the frost hits

Vegetables That Get Tastier After a Frost

That first frost can be a sad time for gardeners because it is often thought of as the end of the time of year when we can harvest garden produce to eat. However, there are actually lots of vegetables that not only withstand the frost, but actually taste better after the temperatures drop! These vegetables get sweeter after being kissed …

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This guide will show you how to grow and care for hardy mums

Keep Your Fall Flowers Blooming all Season with this Essential Care Guide for Hardy Mums

One of the most frequent questions we get asked in the fall is how to care for and extend the blooms of hardy mums! Hardy Mums, Chrysanthemums, or Fall Mums are everywhere in the fall: garden centers, grocery stores, and seemingly everyone in the neighborhood’s front porch. These vibrant autumn bloomers are easy to care for and come in a …

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hoop house to extend the season

Use Season Extenders for a Late Harvest

Fall is in full swing, which means that many of us have accepted that the growing season is coming to an end. Some of us, however, refuse to accept that because we just aren’t ready to say goodbye to all the hearty, yummy, homegrown produce we’ve been feasting on. There are several ways to extend the growing season of your …

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The New York Botanical Garden in the Fifth Season

The New York Botanical Garden is a sight to see no matter what time of year it is. The 100+-year-old National Historic Landmark’s museum of botanicals has interest and events listed for each season: spring, summer, fall, and winter. I had the rare opportunity to visit the garden in the fifth season. Traditional Chinese Medicine has identified late summer or a …

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save seeds

Three Ways to Save Seeds from the Garden

This season is when we begin to say goodbye to this year’s garden and plan for next year’s, and what better way to do both of these things than by collecting and preserving seeds to plant in the spring? Different seeds have different needs when it comes to collecting them for the following year. Some can simply be transferred straight …

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