Ithaca

Forget-Me-Nots En Masse

– Posted in: Plant info, What's up/blooming

On my way to Hitch Lyman's Trumansburg, NY garden today I passed by this amazing bank of forget-me-nots on the other side of the road. Although my camera battery had died shortly after I got to Lyman's garden, it had recovered sufficiently to take this shot by the time I was returning home. I just [...]

Hardy Roses from Der Rosenmeister

– Posted in: Roses

Lee Ginenthal loves roses. And it's a good thing for me, and for all you cold climate gardeners out there, that Lee decided to focus on hardy roses which thrive in USDA hardiness zones 5, 4, and even 3. Lee operates Der Rosenmeister nursery from his home outside of Ithaca, NY. I visited there in [...]

Odyssey to Ithaca Garden Tour

– Posted in: Events

All you upstate NY gardeners need to know about the Odyssey to Ithaca sponsored by Upstate Gardeners Journal. They are going to visit MacKenzie-Childs, Bakers Acres, The Plantsmen, and Bedlam Gardens. I've been to them all except MacKenzie-Childs, and they're all wonderful. The Odyssey is departing from both Buffalo and Rochester on June 6. If [...]

Designing with Native Plants: Creating Sustainable Landscapes for the Finger Lakes & Upstate New York

– Posted in: Design, Events, Habitat gardening, Native/Invasive

Just learned of a fabulous workshop on designing with native plants for the Finger Lakes and upstate New York. Here's a brief synopsis of the offerings: Creating Habitats for Birds on Properties Large and Small Stephen W. Kress, National Audubon Society and Lab of Ornithology Learn how to attract birds using the native plants they [...]

Hitch Lyman’s Garden: Garden Conservancy Open Days

– Posted in: Events

Hitch Lyman is a national snowdrop specialist. Of course, the snowdrops are long gone, but doesn't his garden sound wonderful? From the Garden Conservancy website: Enjoy this extraordinary collection of 200 lilac varieties as well as species of peonies, daphnes, and crabapples. The 1848 Greek Revival-style farmhouse was moved to this site in 1990 and [...]