Upcoming Home & Garden Tours: June

Now’s your chance to get a first-hand look at beautiful blooming gardens and historic homes, many of which are secret gardens, perhaps right in your own neighborhood.  This June, visit a wide variety of gardens featured on these tours, including:  backyard habitats, rain gardens, formal gardens, English cottage gardens, edible landscaping, native plant gardens, historical […]

Oysters Offering Protection from Storm Surges?

It may sound strange, but oysters may provide one line of defense against storm surges along vulnerable coastlines.  Super Storm Sandy reminded us of our mistakes in allowing such extensive storm damage to occur. One major error was filling in “80% of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary’s freshwater wetlands” so it could be developed with […]

Must-haves for the Best Butterfly Garden

Butterflies bring a sense of joy and wonder as they gracefully flutter about pollinating our garden plants.  Unfortunately, their populations are in decline due to loss of habitat and migratory corridors, pollution and pesticides.  But, there are simple things we can do to help them. For starters, it’s important to provide butterflies with the proper […]