Category: Home, Garden, Design

Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale, Oct 5


The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is the organizer of a Fall Plant Sale, Workshop and Garden Advice event happening on Saturday, October 5.

Locally-grown perennials will be available for sale. Due to the invasive jumping worm occurrences reported in both counties and the lack of a proven, researched-based solution to the problem, this event will be strictly plant sales as opposed to swaps conducted in prior years. Master Gardener Volunteers will be using best practices to provide both annual and perennials grown from seed in sterile soils to prevent further broadcast of worm cocoons into our soils.

Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions and preform pH tests on garden soil samples. The cost is $2.00 for first sample and $1.00 for each additional sample.

A hands on workshop about Putting the Garden to Bed will be held at 10:30 am and Winterizing Your Garden Tools will be held at 11:00 am.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 / 9am – 12pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension Columbia & Greene Counties
Extension Education Center
479 NY-66

Hudson, NY 12534




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The 2019 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

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The leaves are already changing in Columbia County. If you want to know when the peak leaf-peeping time is in your area? Check out the 2019 Fall Foliage Map. Each year, publishes this interactive, online map that bills itself as the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. On their site, you can use the slider under the map of the US to see when the leaves will be at their peak across the country.

Check out the map now, at


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The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Spencertown Garden, Sep 14

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The Garden Conservancy invites you to visit the private garden of 
Linda B. Horn, in Spencertown on Saturday, September 14.

“The restoration of my landscape has been the goal for the fifteen years of living here after a move from Chicago. There are four restored ecosystems: wetlands, waterfall, domestic area of native grasses, and woodland. The last section of restoration was started last fall with eliminating dead trees and then new seeding. This year goldenrod was weed-wacked and new trees planted. The landscape was featured in the September 2017 issue of New York Cottages & Gardens with a five-page spread (images are available). Native restoration workshops have been held here through the Columbia Land Conservancy, Spencertown Academy, and Berkshire Botanical Garden”.

GARDEN EXTRA: Linda will be exhibiting a collection of her own prints of native insects, which includes nearly 80 prints created over a 20 year period.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

Landscape of Linda B. Horn
5015 Crow Hill Road
Spencertown, NY 12037

$10 per person
Children 12 and under are free



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Afternoon on a Hill: Actors Read Millay at Steepletop, Jul 13

Screen Shot 2019-07-08 at 6.36.22 PMEdna St. Vincent Millay’s historic home, Steepletop, will be open to visitors for self-guided tours of the house, gardens, and grounds; docents will provide information and answer questions about Millay’s colorful life, her work, and the history of Steepletop.

At 2pm actors Tyne Daly, Roberta Maxwell, and Amanda Nichols will present a reading of Millay’s work, accompanied by musician Wendy Eisenberg, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay’s home afterwards, a 12:30pm tour will be offered for the price of $12.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY

$50 per person, which includes all tours, poetry reading, and the wine reception. Tickets may be purchased in advance at, or at the door.


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Spencertown Academy 2019 Hidden Gardens Tour & Garden Market, Jun 15

Spencertown Academy’s annual summer celebration of the art of the garden happens tomorrow (Saturday, June 15th). This year the self-guided garden tour showcases six private gardens in the hamlets of Spencertown and Old Chatham, NY.

A variety of garden styles will be on display on the tour: the perennial, herb, and pool gardens of a 1770s center hall colonial home ornamented with rustic fencing, pergolas, and arbors; a recently installed meadow with 1000 native plants; a cloistered rose garden and formal courtyard parterre; a productive kitchen and cutting garden; a charming retreat featuring an award-winning design; a two hundred-acre former horse farm with an English courtyard garden, multiple ponds, sweeping views, and massive islands of perennials, specimen trees, shrubs, and more.

Also happening on Saturday is the Garden Market on The Green at the Spencertown Village Green. This year’s market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices including Arturo’s at Micosta with crepes, coffee, fruit salad, organic juices, and vegetarian quesadillas, and Larry’s Food will be serving breakfast sandwiches and jerk chicken with rice and veggies, as well as an ice cream sundae booth staffed by Academy members.


Saturday, June 15, 2019
Tour: 10am – 4pm. Maps available from 9am to 2pm.
Market: 9am – 3pm
The tour will take place rain or shine

Day-of garden tickets and garden maps will be available at the Academy.
The Garden Market will take place at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy.
Spencertown Academy
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY

Tour: $35 in advance, $40 day of.
Market: Free
Visit to purchase tickets.
Various package rates involving multiple events are also available.

For more info on additional Hidden Garden Events, plus a list of the Market vendors, visit
Phone: (518) 392-3693


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