Website Construction

  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!

By |2015-04-11T21:51:43-04:00April 11th, 2015|Go Green News|Comments Off on Website Construction

Snowy Holiday Gardens

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, [...]

By |2014-12-13T20:35:29-05:00December 13th, 2014|garden, Go Green News, winter|Comments Off on Snowy Holiday Gardens

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

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 [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:29-04:00November 28th, 2014|Go Green News|Comments Off on Dreaming of a Green Christmas – My Top 7 Green Gift List

Planting a Butterfly Garden with the Homeschool Group

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 [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:35-04:00November 19th, 2014|Butterfly, butterfly garden, butterfly gardens, compost, garden, gardening, Go Green News, habitat, home, Native Plants, organic gardening, Organic gardening methods, organic soil, soil|Comments Off on Planting a Butterfly Garden with the Homeschool Group

Ecological Garden Renovations at the Farm in Saratoga

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 [...]

By |2014-11-19T16:25:58-05:00October 1st, 2014|ecological garden design, garden, Gardening in Saratoga, Go Green News, Native Plants, Saratoga, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga native plants, woodland garden|Comments Off on Ecological Garden Renovations at the Farm in Saratoga

Sustainable Landscaping for New Construction

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 [...]

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), A Rare Beauty

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 [...]

By |2014-11-19T16:26:04-05:00September 2nd, 2014|beauty, butterfly garden, Go Green News, Native Plants, Saratoga, Vernonia noveboracensis|Comments Off on Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), A Rare Beauty

Breeding Success in the Monarch Waystation at Healthy Living

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 [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:36-04:00August 25th, 2014|butterfly garden, butterfly gardens, Butterfly Habitat Plants,