Gardening Tips by Bob Beyfuss

"Gardening Tips" is a column about all things flora written by Bob Beyfuss of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Gardening Tips: April 16, 2014

Time to Start Seeds
Although there is still very much winter weather outdoors, by now many of you are extremely anxious to get started on this season’s garden. It is still much too cold and the soil is too wet to even consider tillage of the garden right now.


Gardening Tips: March 12, 2014

Coyotes
My column on coyotes a few weeks ago provoked quite a bit of email as well as some beautiful pictures. Thanks for sending them to me! People seem to be pretty divided on whether these local residents are helpful or harmful. A student reporter in the Hudson Valley area sent me the following questions, which I forwarded to Dr. Paul Curtis, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Wildlife specialist. I think his answers are worth sharing with you.


Marie Laine

Marie E. Laine, 90, a resident of Dry Brook Road, Arkville, died at her residence on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Marie was born February 9, 1924 in Queens, the daughter of Nicholas and Viola (Schmitt) Mappas. She married Joseph A. Laine Jr. on March 31, 1956 at Deer Park.
Marie enjoyed bowling, knitting, and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Laine and three nieces, Barbara Schmittzeh and Donna Wacher, both of Florida, and Carol Berry of Long Island.


Gardening Tips: February 12, 2013

Snow, Snow and More Snow!
Another blizzard has descended upon much of the Northeastern United States with perhaps a foot or more snow predicted locally and the prospects of a third storm coming this weekend. Most residents of the Catskill Mountain/Hudson Valley region are pretty experienced at dealing with winter but February is a trying month by itself and this weather only makes things seem worse.


Gardening Tips: February 5, 2013

Ground Hog Day
Last Sunday was the Super Bowl, which has become a huge American viewing tradition over the past 40 years or so. In most of the world “football” means soccer and soccer is the world’s most popular sport by far. Nevertheless, close to 150 million people watched the game and it has become a bigger holiday than Thanksgiving in term of economic impact. Of course all this hoopla overshadowed the other big event on February 2, which was Ground Hog Day!