Cold-Stratifying Seed in Winter.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Gardening
Cold-Stratifying Seed in Winter.

In late February we’re all done with winter and ready to hit the garden, but of course there’s not a great deal that can be done outside with two feet of snow on the ground and subzero wind chills. But spring is on the way nevertheless, and if you have the desire, you can start […]

Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Gardening, General, Plant Profile
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed.

It is a bit unfortunate that one of the best native plants for Catskill gardeners,  Asclepias incarnata, should have been given the name “swamp milkweed.”  I just tried to give away a couple of seedlings of swamp milkweed, and I was greeted with suspicion.  “Weed? Is the plant ugly?”  “No, it’s quite pretty.”  “Do I […]