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Lanceleaf Coreopsis
By Stilgherrian from Wentworth Falls, Australia (Bee on Coreopsis lanceolataUploaded by pixeltoo) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Motivated To Buy More Natives Today

Today’s New York Times features a great opinion article by Marielle Anzelone, the executive director of NYC Wildflower Week. It discusses the necessity of planting native wildflowers in urban settings. The article lays a little guilt on us urbanites for our tendency … Continue reading

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Effective Aphid Control

We spent a good hour picking aphids today. Our friends recommended an easy aphid control method: they wrap a piece of tape around their fingers and run it across the leaves and stems. All the aphids stick to the tape, … Continue reading

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Baby Mantises Patrolling Red Hook

When you’re that small, a 4″ pot of scotch moss is a vast, golden meadow. Five baby mantises have made it their territory in the Chelsea Garden Center in Red Hook. I wouldn’t mess with them if I were you, … Continue reading

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Flash Floods Mean I’m Gardening Inside Today

In the last six hours New York City has already gotten more rain than in the whole month of April. Oh and the Fifth Avenue Apple Store flooded, which is crazy. I stepped out to make sure my potted tomatoes … Continue reading