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5 Sun-Loving Native Flowers in Bloom in the Hudson Valley

5 Sun-Loving Native Flowers in Bloom in the Hudson Valley

Inspiration for your own garden from Hudson Valley Native Landscaping
Native landscaper John Messerschmidt offers five sun-loving native plants whose blooms you can spot outside this summer, plus some helpful tips for adding them to your own garden.


Plant Paradise: This Picturesque Nursery in Jewett is Worth a Trip

Whether you picked up gardening this pandemic or have always been an enthusiast, there are few things that will up your plant game like a trip to a local nursery. If you’re looking for major garden inspiration and a car full of healthy young plants to head home with, Kerns Landscapes and Nursery in the Catskill Mountain town of Jewett is a destination worth detouring for.


Turn Your Garden Into a Hummingbird Paradise With These 5 Native Plants

Hummingbirds are unparalleled pollinators. Their elongated, curved beaks are tailor-made for flowers with long or narrow blooms, which can be difficult for bees and butterflies to reach. Landscaper John Messerschmidt offers tips on which beautiful native plants to add to your garden to attract these petite pollinators and ensure abundant flowers year after year.


5 Native Plants You Should Add to Your Garden This Spring

These gorgeous varieties are a delight for both the eyes and the Hudson Valley’s ecosystem
John Messerschmidt of Hudson Valley Native Landscaping recommends 5 native plants to add to your garden this spring.


How to Grow a Victory Garden

Tips from Doug Muller at Hudson Valley Seed Company
During World War II, an estimated 20 million victory gardens produced more than 40 percent of the vegetables grown for that year’s fresh consumption. With the COVID-19 outbreak putting strains on the supply chain, and restricting people's movement, it may be time for a return to the victory garden movement. Here are some tips for how to plan and plant your victory garden from Hudson Valley Seed Company cofounder Doug Miller.


Unearthing Seed Secrets: An Excerpt from Amy Goldman Fowler's 'Melon'

In her latest book, writer, gardener, and seed saving activist Amy Goldman Fowler shares the tips for growing, picking, and eating melons.


Enlightened Landscaping

Tips and tricks to make your landscape beautiful and eco-friendly all year round.
John Messerschmidt, owner of Hudson Valley Native Landscaping based in High Falls, shares tips and tricks to make your landscape beautiful all year round.


The Mountain Top Arboretum Provides Sanctuary for Native Trees and Plants

In Tannersville, Mountain Top Arboretum offers a safe-haven for native flora and its admirers.


Community Gardens Help Neighbors Grow Together

A look at the various community gardening initiatives in the Hudson Valley.


The Horticultural Legacy of Master Gardener Beatrix Farrand

A celebration of the horticultural legacy of pioneering master gardener Beatrix Farrand.


An Excerpt from the New Edition of Margaret Roach's Away to Garden

Making Mosaics (Underplanting)
An excerpt from Margaret Roach's recently updated hands-on primer A Way to Garden.


Tips for Growing Dahlia Flowers

Tim Steinhoff of Germantown Blooms offers tips for growing and storing Mexico’s exquisite national flower— the dahlia.


Garden Conservancy Hosts Open Days in Dutchess and Ulster Counties

Garden Buffs, Get Your Greenery Fix on September 22 & 23
Calling all green-thumbed, nature-lovers of the Mid-Hudson Valley. September is a great time to get outside and visit the region’s beautiful gardens as you scheme and dream up next year’s garden plans. The Garden Conservancy will hold Open Days and Digging Deeper events in Dutchess and Ulster Counties on September 22 and 23, respectively.


Tips for Rock Garden Landscaping

Michelle Sutton explores techniques for incorporating plants into rock walls. (Her favorite ingredient: mud!)


Blithewood Garden Celebrates 115 Years of Beauty on the Hudson

Commemorate the Garden with a Lawn Party and Panel Discussion on 9/22
Blithewood Garden on the Bard College is a quintessential walled Italianate Garden. Over the past two years Bard and Garden Conservancy have collaborated to restore the garden. Celebrate Blithewood's 115th birthday with a lawn party and panel discussion on September 22.



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