Ann Lenox Barlow

Checking off fall garden chores

Even though we have been enjoying some beautiful weather over the past few weeks, we know that colder weather is just around the corner. more »

Nov 21, 2011 6:13 PM Opinions

Plants and believing everything you read

Every year, professional and hobby plant breeders are working on developing new varieties of plants for our gardens. more »

Nov 15, 2011 4:15 PM Opinions

Humidifiers help humans, houseplants

I will admit that I am one of those people who always try to postpone turning on the heat. more »

Nov 8, 2011 2:18 PM Opinions

Think twice about clear-cutting

Now the nights are crisp and frosty, it is hard to resist the temptation to go out into the perennial garden and clear-cut all of this year’s growth down to the ground. more »

Oct 25, 2011 3:54 PM Opinions

Start thinking about spring bulbs

Now, that it is October, it is time to plan ahead for the spring. more »

Oct 18, 2011 6:38 PM Opinions

How autumn leaves can be useful

For many reasons, I look forward to fall each year. Fall weather is ideal with the sunny days and cool nights. Then, there are the leaves — the beautiful, colorful, useful leaves. Yes, that is correct. Leaves are useful. more »

Oct 11, 2011 7:30 PM Opinions

Looking at the colors of autumn

There is no doubt trees add so much to the landscaping. more »

Oct 4, 2011 4:49 PM Opinions

The scourge known as late blight

Anyone who grew tomatoes and potatoes in 2009 remembers how devastating late blight can be to your garden. more »

Sep 20, 2011 4:12 PM Opinions

Insects can be friends, not foes

When most people think of insects, bad ones come to mind. more »

Sep 13, 2011 5:11 PM Opinions

Planting fall butterfly flowers

If I were to ask you what a butterfly garden looked like, what would you visualize? more »

Sep 6, 2011 2:43 PM Opinions

Don’t overlook fall perennials

Fall is definitely my favorite season. more »

Aug 30, 2011 5:36 PM Opinions

Try considering roses for your garden!

No other flowering shrub brings about as much emotion, especially romantic emotion, as the rose. In fact, 10 years ago, my husband and I were married at the renowned rose garden in Thornden Park in Syracuse. more »

Aug 16, 2011 4:10 PM Opinions

Insects are an important to your gardens

When most people think of insects, bad ones come to mind. Fortunately, the vast majority of insects in the world are not pests and because every pest has a predator, many insects are beneficial. more »

Aug 9, 2011 5:56 PM Opinions

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