Sometimes a strategy ecologically savvy landscape designers use to decide what to plant where on a property is to observe what plants are already growing and use them as ecological indicator species. The new butterfly garden in Malta, NY, installed over the past week was subject to this ecological landscape design technique. This Asclepias tuberosa [...]
It's mid June and June bearing Strawberries are at their delicious, organic peak in the Saratoga Springs region gardens. These strawberries, (Fragaria ananassa), make a delightful, zero maintenance edible groundcover in low moisture soils and even tolerate gardens with sloped surfaces.