If you have a low-lying, poorly drained or waterlogged area in your yard, you can create a bog garden rather than installing a drainage system or filling it in.
In the first National Planting Day, groups across the country commit to planting native species to encourage native wildlife and stop the spread of invasive species.
My 8-acres of forest—planted to oak, black walnut, elm and ash—has filled in with more than its share of cottonwood and box elder. Had I planted my trees in rows, I could have simply mowed the errant seedlings, but my trees were broadcast seeded and grew the old fashioned way: where they wanted.
Photo by Judith Hausman I canned my foraged “parking lot” pears in rum with plums and ground cherries. It’s a rainy, rainy day, and a rain we sorely need here in the Hudson Valley. Despite the rain, I had to go get the quince today, or else I’d have been too late for them. About […]