19 07, 2016

New Construction Landscaping in Glenville

By | July 19th, 2016|butterfly gardens, garden, Glenville, habitat, native plants, new construction|0 Comments

Sky View of New Construction Gardens This year we had the honor of being asked to do the design and installation landscaping for a new home built by the construction company Halfmoon Construction. The new home will be net zero for meeting and exceeding the highest energy efficiency standards. Creating a habitat garden [...]

12 07, 2016

New Woodland Gardens in Saratoga Springs, NY

By | July 12th, 2016|garden, landscaping, native plants, native plants in Saratoga, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, shade garden, wildflower, wildflower gardens, woodland garden|1 Comment

New Woodland Garden in Saratoga Springs, NY This summer we designed and installed a new woodland garden in Saratoga Springs, NY, in the neighborhood near Saratoga Lake. Shade gardens are one of the easiest places in the property to landscape sustainably, because of the rich and diverse body of available native plants that [...]

7 10, 2015

Privacy Landscaping in Saratoga Springs

By | October 7th, 2015|garden, landscape design in Saratoga, landscaping, Native Plants, native plants, Saratoga, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga native plants, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|0 Comments

Privacy Landscaping in Saratoga   Quick, don't think about it just answer: what do you think of your neighbors? Do you secretly cringe when they catch you at the mailbox? Or do you like them enough to comfortably share the neighborhood without overthinking it? I'm asking because "landscaping for privacy" is brought up [...]

3 10, 2015

A Butterfly Garden for the Monastery

By | October 3rd, 2015|bees, butterfly garden, butterfly gardens, garden, Native Plants, native plants, wildflower, wildflower gardens|0 Comments

Archimandrite Athanasy in the Monastery Gardens   This fall I had the delightful opportunity to design and install a new butterfly garden at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, PA in the yard for Archimandrite Athanasy. Butterfly Garden for St. Anna The monks at the Monastery keep honeybees and sell the [...]

2 10, 2015

Talking Native Plant Gardens With WGY

By | October 2nd, 2015|garden, Healthy Living, Native Plants, native plants, native plants in Saratoga, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga native plants, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|0 Comments

Diane Donato interviews Jesse from Jessecology about native plant gardens in Saratoga Springs, NY.

5 09, 2015

A Native Plants Walk in Saratoga Springs, NY

By | September 5th, 2015|Native Plants, native plants, native plants in Saratoga, nature, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|0 Comments

A Native Plants Walk in Saratoga Springs, NY   In Saratoga Springs, NY there's a public access trail right in town where people can walk, run, take their dogs and view some native plants in the wild at the same time. Having access to nature trails in an urban area like this exponentially increases the [...]

15 07, 2015

Habitat Benefit Garden Tour

By | July 15th, 2015|ecosystem, garden, Gardening in Saratoga, habitat, Habitat Gardens, habitat restoration, Healthy Living, landscape design, landscaping, Native Plants, native plants in Saratoga, natural beauty, Saratoga, Saratoga native plants, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, Wildflower gardens, wildlife|0 Comments

   On August 9th there will be a Habitat Benefit Garden Tour in Saratoga Springs from 4pm-7pm. The tour is self guided, consisting of ecosystem friendly, sustainable gardens designed by Jessecology. Tickets are $10 and will support the Saratoga Code Blue Shelter. They are available at 2 locations: the help desk of the Healthy Living [...]

20 04, 2015

Celebrating Earth Day at Healthy Living

By | April 20th, 2015|Gardening in Saratoga|2 Comments

Celebrating Earth Day at Healthy Living Market This Thursday, April 24th, join me in celebratation of Earth Day at the Healthy Living Market in Saratoga. I am teaching a class about the benefits of using native plants in our landscaping and gardens, with a slideshow of about 20 of my favorite native plants. Let's celebrate [...]

11 04, 2015

Website Construction

By | April 11th, 2015|Go Green News|0 Comments

  Over the winter and early spring, we've been updating the website. If you've tried to send an email and haven't recieved a response, please try again. Chances are that I never recieved the email as we've experienced some website construction problems. Happy spring everybody!

13 12, 2014

Snowy Holiday Gardens

By | December 13th, 2014|garden, Go Green News, Holidays, Snow, winter|4 Comments

Snowy Holiday Gardens The beauty and stillness of the winter holidays is upon us, and though winter solstice is still eight days away we've already had multiple snow storm events, often lasting days on end. The effect of the snow on the outdoors in general and our gardens in particular is just sheer beauty- quiet, [...]

30 11, 2014

Get Your Handmade Holiday Garden Greeting Cards by Jessecology

By | November 30th, 2014|Saratoga County|0 Comments

Dear friends,I have so enjoyed the gardens that I've had the pleasure of creating - the habitats they provide, their impact on our local eco-systems, and the humans that I've been able to make happy with their beautiful, healthy new garden living spaces. I love them so much that I knew I needed to share [...]

28 11, 2014

Dreaming of a Green Christmas – My Top 7 Green Gift List

By | November 28th, 2014|Great Green Stuff|0 Comments

Love, love love these green garden-related products and services. If you're anything like me, you dream of green while the world is cold and covered in white. This holiday season, why not do as I do and bring the garden into your home? I've curated a list of some of my favorite products, including a shelf-load of books [...]

24 11, 2014

Organic Surprise at the Healthy Living Garden

By | November 24th, 2014|Butterfly, butterfly gardens, garden, habitat, Healthy Living, Landscape designer, Monarch butterflies, Monarch butterfly habitat, Organic, Photos, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, Urban habitat|3 Comments

This summer, being the landscape designer for the gardens at the Saratoga Springs Healthy Living Market has been full of lots of colorful and joyful surprises. Developing Saratoga Spring's first urban shopping mall parking lot Monarch Butterfly Waystation was a delightful adventure to be a part of, and more lovely experiences continue to unfold as [...]

19 11, 2014

Planting a Butterfly Garden with the Homeschool Group

By | November 19th, 2014|Butterfly, butterfly garden, butterfly gardens, compost, garden, gardening, Go Green News, habitat, home, Homeschool, Lasagna gardening, Native Plants, New York State, No-till method, organic gardening, Organic gardening methods, organic soil, soil|2 Comments

This week, to coincide with the first snowfall I had the delightful privilege of planting a butterfly garden with a homeschool group. The children in this homeschool group happen to be the progeny of my best friend from childhood, so this butterfly garden planting adventure was extra special for me. A few weeks before we [...]

1 10, 2014

Ecological Garden Renovations at the Farm in Saratoga

By | October 1st, 2014|ecological garden design, garden, Gardening in Saratoga, Go Green News, Native Plants, Saratoga, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga native plants, woodland garden|0 Comments

This summer I had the privilege of doing ecological garden renovations at a farm in Saratoga. The farm is located in quintessential farm country, heading east on the way to Schuylerville, surrounded by miles on all sides of wild beauty. It's a dream location for this exact kind of project: planting dozens of native plants [...]

29 09, 2014

Sustainable Landscaping for New Construction

By | September 29th, 2014|Clifton Park, eco-friendly, Go Green News, landscape design, Landscape designer, landscaping, Native Plants, native plants in Clifton Park, new construction, plants, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs|1 Comment

This summer a longtime landscaping dream crystallized into reality for me: I was called on to be the landscape designer at a new Saratoga County construction site. The homes are located in a new subdivision in Clifton Park and use a lot of high end, eco-friendly building materials from the Saratoga Springs based Green Conscience [...]

2 09, 2014

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), A Rare Beauty

By | September 2nd, 2014|beauty, butterfly garden, Go Green News, Native Plants, Saratoga, Vernonia gigantea, Vernonia noveboracensis|0 Comments

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea) is a gorgeous New York state native species plant that's listed as endangered and rare in New York, and is noteably difficult to find for sale, even at specialty native plant nurseries. NY Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) is another native Ironweed species that's easier to locate at nurseries. Both Giant Ironweed and [...]

25 08, 2014

Breeding Success in the Monarch Waystation at Healthy Living

By | August 25th, 2014|butterfly garden, butterfly gardens, Butterfly Habitat Plants, Gardening in Saratoga, Go Green News, habitat, Healthy Living, landscaping, Milkweed, Monarch butterflies, Monarch butterfly habitat, Native Plants, plants, Saratoga, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga Springs, waystation|5 Comments

Imagine my delight to see a Monarch caterpillar at the Saratoga Springs Healthy Living Market's certified Monarch Waystation during a visit this week! When I initially wrote about the Monarch waystation project, I mentioned I didn't expect to even see butterflies this year; I definitely didn't think we'd see Monarch breeding success in the waystation [...]

7 08, 2014

Front Yard Gardens by the Oklahoma Track in Saratoga Springs, NY

By | August 7th, 2014|Eupatorium maculata, garden, garden design, garden design in Saratoga, Go Green News, landscape design, landscape design in Saratoga, landscaping, Native Plants, native plants in Saratoga, Oklahoma Track, Saratoga, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga landscape designer, Saratoga native plants, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|1 Comment

Last year I did a landscape renovation for an urban client that I felt crystalized a wildlife corridor in Saratoga Springs, NY through the positioning of multiple individual local properties with eco-savvy landscape design. This habitat renewal space is located in front yard gardens by the Oklahoma Track, on East Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The [...]

5 08, 2014

Replacing Barberry with Native Wildflowers in Saratoga Springs, NY

By | August 5th, 2014|ecosystem, Go Green News, Invasive plant, Japanese Barberry, landscape design in Saratoga, landscaping, Native Plants, native plants in Saratoga, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, summer|1 Comment

Recently I wrote an article about the link between using Japanese Barberry shrubs in landscaping and an increase in human Lyme disease infection rates in the surrounding neighborhoods. As people in Saratoga Springs, NY are learning about how we the people are collaborating against ourselves in a public health crisis through lazy and shortsighted landscaping [...]