As we gear up for a busy spring in the gardens, I hear lots of people wondering about Lyme Disease protection, and how to best repel ticks, naturally or otherwise. Ticks are out and biting now. This handsome fella had two ticks just on his head a couple days ago. In the duration of time [...]
I've been asked to give a presentation on butterfly habitat gardening tonight at the 2013 Albany Capital District Garden and Flower Show, and I'll be here at the Jessecology booth all weekend, promoting ecological landscape design.
This week I completed installation of a habitat garden in Clifton Park using native plants. Like many gardens in the capital region, adding native plants gives an immediate and noticeable influx of wildlife motion. This property has a forest edge and natural wetland habitat within a half a mile. Butterflies and songbirds are nearby and [...]
This spring I began native plant garden designs and installation at a property in Burnt Hills that quickly gained the nickname, "the bluebird house," for all of its bluebird visitors. This is an endangered species of Coneflower called Echinacea tenesesis. It's endangered because it's rare, not because it's hard to grow. There is a lot [...]
This work week continued in a Clifton Park property that's added extensive habitat garden space over the summer. Many native plants for butterflies have been introduced, esp