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The Blog is Back for 2014!

I took a bit of a hiatus from the blog in 2013. Not because I wanted to - but mainly because we welcomed our first son into the Fiddlehead Creek family and well - it was a bit of a hectic year to say the least!  But now that we totally have this whole parenting [...]

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Bloom This Week

Lots of beautiful blooms this week!  The earliest spring bloomers like the serviceberry and spring ephemerals (hepatica, bloodroot, dutchmen's breeches) are done (we have been so busy I didn't have time to post photos of those - but I will try to go back and fill it in later if I have a chance!) - [...]

By |May 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fiddlehead Frolic

Now is one of my favorite times of the year, when the fiddleheads are just coming up! As the namesake of our nursery it comes as no surprise to those that know what fiddleheads are that I enjoy them greatly – but I am always surprised by the number of people that don’t seem to know [...]

By |May 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bunny Bustin’ NY Natives

Many people might just think of rabbits trying to get into veggie gardens and eating all those yummy carrots, but some gardeners have troubles with rabbits in their flower gardens as well.  They sure are cute – but just like deer and other wildlife that we all love – when they are devouring [...]

By |March 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In a Dicentra State of Mind…

Well – I know Valentine’s Day has come and gone – but being February for another few days – I still have hearts on the mind.  And with spring on its way  – I can’t help think about the spring ephemerals that will be here before we know it as well. So I guess I [...]

By |February 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter Wear for Shrubs?

Last month,  before we had any snow (now we have about a foot!) I started to notice something that I notice every winter since I moved to upstate NY over 10 years ago…  Shrubs wearing clothes! No, I’m not crazy. Many arborvitae in the area have burlap wraps on for the winter months.  And other [...]

By |December 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shoreline Staples for High and Dry Shorelines

Water quality in many lakes across the nation is being greatly impacted by shoreline and watershed development.  In New York State, stormwater runoff is the number one cause of waterbody impairment. After it rains, runoff carrying sediment and pollutions rushes across parking lots, roadways, and other impermeable surfaces and ends up in streams, lakes, and [...]

By |December 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Match Made in a Wetland: Cardinal Flower and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird

There is nothing like the scarlet red color of a cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis, in bloom along a stream bank or lakeshore in late summer.  Besides being one of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of the ruby-throated hummingbird. And while as many as 19 species of plants found in the [...]

By |September 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Late Summer Color at the Nursery

Well, fall is just around the corner (the fall equinox is Sept 22) - and it sure feels like it finally with the rain and cooler temps we have had this week. We still have lots of great selection at the nursery for fall planting projects - including lots of plants that are [...]

By |September 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September’s Plant of the Month

Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow   Hibiscus Moscheutos Most hibiscus bring to mind sandy beaches and tropical getaways. I remember watching iguanas eat hibiscus flowers on a family vacation to the British Virgin Islands when I was young - it was very exciting to watch. While there are no iguanas here, we do have a hibiscus that [...]

By |August 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments