gardening http://wrvo.org en Growing plants from seed ensures getting what you paid for http://wrvo.org/post/growing-plants-seed-ensures-getting-what-you-paid <p>With vegetables readily available at any grocery store, one may forget that growing them at home is even an option. While growing plants from seed takes more time and effort than just buying them, one expert believes that not only is it worth it, but it’s actually easier to do than people may think.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://herbgardens.about.com/bio/Amy-Jeanroy-42668.htm">Amy Jeanroy</a> talks about the basics of growing plants from seed. Jeanroy, an <a href="http://thefarmingwife.com/">expert herb gardener</a> and contributor to About.com, has written many books on the subject, including <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Canning-Preserving-Dummies-Amelia-Jeanroy/dp/0470504552">Canning and Preserving for Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> edition</a>.</em></p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Jeanroy.</strong></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care 51644 at http://wrvo.org Growing plants from seed ensures getting what you paid for Super Flowers http://wrvo.org/post/super-flowers <p>From the Rice Creek Field Station, John Weeks contemplates the bright flowers that speckle summer grass. Many of the flowers reveal beautiful, subtle details upon closer inspection. Weeks describes the incredible &quot;super flowers.&quot; Each petal of these flowers is actually made up of smaller petals which, in turn, are also made up of petals. Weeks gives ideas on how to find these &quot;super flowers&quot; in just about any lawn.</p><p>Originally aired on July 12, 1985.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:24:43 +0000 John Weeks 22514 at http://wrvo.org Finding Beauty in Abandoned Fields http://wrvo.org/post/finding-beauty-abandoned-fields <p>John Weeks describes how the open fields and roadside ditches of Central New York can be a beautiful sight in early July. A vast array of colorful flowers blooms in these usually ignored spaces. Weeks encourages everyone to take notice of the incredible sights along the local country roads.</p><p>Originally aired on July 6, 1984.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:26:42 +0000 John Weeks 21932 at http://wrvo.org The Melting Pot of Nature http://wrvo.org/post/melting-pot-nature <p>John Weeks discusses&nbsp; the many unique and beautiful local plants that are not native to U.S. soil. Weeks explains the multitude of ways these plants arrived in the Americas. Some came to be used for food (Dandelion), while some came because of their pretty appearance (the Daisy). Others weren&#39;t actually meant to be brought here at all.</p><p>Originally aired on Jun 22, 1984.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:36:56 +0000 John Weeks 21139 at http://wrvo.org Focusing on the Ferns http://wrvo.org/post/focusing-ferns <p>John Weeks encourages his listeners to stop and study the ferns. Ferns can be confusing and difficult to identify. Still, Weeks believes that their elegant form and unusual lifecycle make these plants worth your time and energy.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:51:05 +0000 John Weeks 20749 at http://wrvo.org An Interview with Richard A. Noise About His Sanctuary http://wrvo.org/post/interview-richard-noise-about-his-sanctuary <p>John Weeks talks with Richard Noise about his sanctuary. Noise bought the property in 1926 and continued developing the gardens, trails and cottage for many years.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 19:47:10 +0000 John Weeks 20049 at http://wrvo.org