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Front Stoop Pocket Gardens Ecologically sensitive landscape design, specializing in container gardens and native plants. Ecologically sensitive landscape design in Albany, NY, specializing in container gardens and native plants.
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Trinity plants wildflower meadow on College Green
08/06/2020
Trinity plants wildflower meadow on College Green

Trinity plants wildflower meadow on College Green

Trinity College Dublin has begun transforming its manicured front lawns on College Green into bee-friendly wildflower meadows after the public voted in favour of it.

Great article by Margaret Roach in the NY Times on how to deal with weeds: learn what you're dealing with and use that k...
05/09/2020
The Dirty Secret About Weeding

Great article by Margaret Roach in the NY Times on how to deal with weeds: learn what you're dealing with and use that knowledge to your advantage.

The most experienced gardeners know that you just have to keep doing it. They know something else, too: It’s easier if you can identify the enemy.

01/23/2020
BBC West

Every office should have an office plant

Ah, the office plant that outgrew the bathroom...

A friendly reminder as you prepare for the fall!
09/04/2019
Leave the Leaves! - The Xerces Society

A friendly reminder as you prepare for the fall!

Besides providing the right plants, and protecting your garden from pesticides, one of the next most valuable things you can do to support pollinators and other invertebrates is to provide them with the winter cover they need in the the form of fall leaves and standing dead plant material. Frequentl...

New Forever Stamps Feature Winter Berries
08/23/2019
New Forever Stamps Feature Winter Berries

New Forever Stamps Feature Winter Berries

With the release of the Winter Berries Forever stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates four of winter’s small yet vibrant offerings

How To Get Rid Of Mealybug On Houseplants
08/19/2019
How To Get Rid Of Mealybug On Houseplants

How To Get Rid Of Mealybug On Houseplants

Have you noticed persistent, white, fluffy-looking masses on your plants lately? Don’t brush it off thinking it’s fungus or mildew, because heads up, plant lovers; you’ve got a mealybug problem on your hands. Symptoms Let’s take a look at how you can spot these pests. Because these bugs are ...

Hazy summer days #pollinatorplants
08/07/2019

Hazy summer days #pollinatorplants

HELLSTRIP PLANTINGS: Creating habitat in the space between the sidewalk and the curb – Wild Seed Project
03/30/2019
HELLSTRIP PLANTINGS: Creating habitat in the space between the sidewalk and the curb – Wild Seed Project

HELLSTRIP PLANTINGS: Creating habitat in the space between the sidewalk and the curb – Wild Seed Project

Urban environments are dominated by pavement, the bane of most living things. One area ripe for community greening is the hellstrip—the narrow space between the sidewalk and street curb. Sometimes planted in grass, filled with weeds, mulch or simply bare . . . Read More »

How garden-based learning helps students of color
03/29/2019
How garden-based learning helps students of color

How garden-based learning helps students of color

"When we thoughtfully create spaces for educators to connect students to natural history on their campus, we’re fostering stewardship and a curiosity about life science and the natural world."

Urban sugaring in Albany! The Radix Center does some really wonderful work—if you haven't checked them out yet, definite...
03/29/2019
Maple Sugaring Time In The South End

Urban sugaring in Albany! The Radix Center does some really wonderful work—if you haven't checked them out yet, definitely do!

And a visit to the farm to find out how it’s done

Plant Pressing
01/04/2019
Plant Pressing

Plant Pressing

Videos about how to collect, press and preserve plant materials and develop a Herbarium Speciment and Collection

12/01/2018
BBC Two

BBC Two

Here's how trees secretly talk to each other. 🌳😲

(via BBC World Service)

Happy November! #rhus aromatica #manitoga
11/03/2018

Happy November! #rhus aromatica #manitoga

When you grow up surrounded by this kind of inspiration, is it really so surprising where you end up? #doomed@birth #nat...
07/21/2018

When you grow up surrounded by this kind of inspiration, is it really so surprising where you end up? #[email protected] #nativeplantsarestunners #thanksmom #echinacea #twilightgarden #nofilter #flyingtrilliumgardens

Cultivars of Heuchera and Penstemon 'Huskers Red' are playing together really nicely in this garden installed last year!...
07/04/2018

Cultivars of Heuchera and Penstemon 'Huskers Red' are playing together really nicely in this garden installed last year!!
#nofilter #nativeplantsarestunners

Front Stoop Pocket Gardens
03/10/2018

Front Stoop Pocket Gardens

03/09/2018

Probably the most enjoyable part of yesterday's sessions at the Ecological Landscaping Association conference: watching Darrel Morrison work.

Darrel Morrison leading a session on designing with music. Each of these designs were done to different  musical pieces ...
03/09/2018

Darrel Morrison leading a session on designing with music. Each of these designs were done to different musical pieces in front of a live audience.

The final product: the red bands are meant to be rows of sumac.
03/09/2018

The final product: the red bands are meant to be rows of sumac.

Front Stoop Pocket Gardens
03/06/2018

Front Stoop Pocket Gardens

Urban meadows! Repurposing vacant lots to bring biodiversity back into the city.
03/05/2018
The Secret Science of the Vacant Lot

Urban meadows! Repurposing vacant lots to bring biodiversity back into the city.

A lone ecologist is spending years running experiments in the vacant lots of Baltimore, looking for the best way to bring the city’s dead spaces back to life.

Natives—they are what makes a Subaru, a Subaru ;)
03/04/2018
Go Native with Your Landscaping

Natives—they are what makes a Subaru, a Subaru ;)

Cultivating native plants in your garden to provide food, shelter, and sustainability for wildlife will have a positive ripple effect down the ecological line.

Old World meets New in Albany! Native Tiarella and tulips make great spring blooming #indoorplants. This is the second y...
03/04/2018

Old World meets New in Albany! Native Tiarella and tulips make great spring blooming #indoorplants.
This is the second year of my #indoortiarella experiment and the second year that it has bloomed! #indoornativeplants

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