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: July 25, 2012

When is it ripe?


Gardening Tips: June 13, 2012

A shrub is a woody plant that usually has multiple stems and is less than 15-feet tall. Trees generally have a single trunk. The woody stems of shrubs distinguish them from perennials which are fleshy and die back to the ground each year. Some shrubs act like perennials sometimes, such as butterfly bush, which dies back partially.

Shrubs may be deciduous or evergreen and are grown for flowers, fruit or color/texture. Many are used to hide foundations while others are grown by themselves away from the house.


Gardening Tips: June 6, 2012

Pests with six and then eight legs
It is 86 degrees outside with the dew point in the high 70s as I write this at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and sweat is dripping off my head. The forecast is for thunderstorms today and if it does rain, it will be the fourth straight Tuesday that has happened. At least the weekends have been dry, much to the delight of the horticulture businesses that depend so much on nice weekend weather. Please patronize our small, local business as much as possible as they struggle to recover from last year’s hurricane damage.


Gardening Tips: May 23 2012

Raised Beds


Gardening Tips: May 16, 2012

Is it Safe to Garden this Year?