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Pollinator Pathways 101

by James Carsey, TEAC –  Whether you are a seasoned gardener with a yard full of head-turning peonies or you are a rookie that just learned the difference between annuals and perennials, chances are you’ve heard the term pollinator pathway this gardening seaso... More »

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Tulip Poplar

For more than two cen­turies, the gi­ant Tulip Poplar pro­vided shade for vis­i­tors to Tar­ry­town’s Pa­triot Park. It was there that in 1780, colo­nial mili­ti­a­men cap­tured British Ma­jor John An­dre, find­ing on him pa­pers that re­vealed the treach­ery ... More »

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Lyndhurst’s Lower Landscape Restoration Has Begun

by Linda Viertel –  What you have here, in many ways, is a private Central Park,” explained Howard Zar, Lyndhurst’s Executive Director, as we strolled along the new pathways on the property’s lower landscape overlooking the Hudson River. This park-like setting... More »

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Friends of the RiverWalk Improve Tarrytown’s Park

by Linda Viertel –  Every month, from April through October, volunteers from Friends of the RiverWalk (FRW), rivertown and Education First (EF) students, families and many residents volunteer to pull weeds, pick up trash, prune and generally take time on the r... More »

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Tree Peonies from Japan will be on Display at Rockefeller Preserve

by Dorothy Conigliaro –  For many Westchester residents, a trip to the Rockefeller Preserve is a must during the month of May. They are there to behold, once again, the magnificent tree peonies that arrived from Japan as seedlings in December 2002. Now, 15 yea... More »

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Irvington Moves to Muffle Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

by Barrett Seaman  Homeowners, many of them members of the newly formed Irvington Activists coalition, packed the trustee meeting room for the June 5th meeting to urge the board to tighten a proposal that would outlaw the use of gas-powered blowers except duri... More »

Growing Together: Introducing the Warner Seed Library

by Krista Madsen Add to Warner Library’s collection of borrowable books, music, DVDs: seeds. This month, Warner Library will begin sharing little packets of native and heirloom flowers, herbs and vegetables. The good news is: you don’t have to return them but ... More »

Daffodils Bring Cheer to Tarrytown Area

by Nancy Stedman Each April, our area is awash with over 200,000 daffodils, some yellow, some white, some pink—and all gorgeous. You see them when you walk by the visitor’s center at the Rockefeller State Preserve, drive on Neperan Road, hike near the O’Hara N... More »

Volunteers Spruce Up Pierson Park

Fifty-nine energetic participants in HDR’s 2015 North-East Summit volunteered for 3 hours on Saturday, October 24, removing invasive species in the Pierson Park swales adjacent to Tarrytown’s RiverWalk. HDR is the engineering firm responsible for designing the... More »

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The Upcycled Terrarium

|  by Marcie Cuff  |   No matter what color your thumb is, you are certain to have success with an indoor terrarium. A terrarium takes just minutes to assemble—it’s like making a layered taco dip. But you can’t eat it. Terrariums are generally filled with unde... More »

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King Garden Designs Transforms Landscapes into Paradise

|  by Dorothy Conigliaro  |   Just when you thought there would be no end to winter, along comes an early breath of spring.  Since it first opened its doors in 2012, King Garden Designs has become a staple in the community, a full service garden design and car... More »