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
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
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
For some reason, the paper wasps have been extremely attracted to the greenhouse plastic covering my raised vegetable beds. I didn’t see many wasps in the yard last year, but I’m reading their return as a good omen. Many wasps … Continue reading
While working on the new vegetable gardens, I saw this European honey bee getting busy in the crocuses. I watched her for a full ten minutes as she continued her quest to get ALL the pollen. Welcome back, bees!
We have several favorite farms at Park Slope & Carroll Gardens’ greenmarkets, and evidently so do the bees. If this little worker bee could cast her vote, she’d say Rogowski Farm has the best honey in the land. It’s true … Continue reading