From the Soil with Sollecito
- Hosted by Jim Sollecito
Upstate New York offers an extraordinarily diverse panorama of spectacular landscapes. And, creating a personal landscape around the home can bring a deep sense of accomplishment while providing a constant source of inspiration throughout the year. Whether a patio garden, terrace, flower bed, or simple hedgerow, there are best practices that, when followed, will go a long way to assuring long-term success of any home landscape in upstate New York while protecting the environment.
In this growing series of podcasts, Jim Sollecito of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery on Howlett Hill Road on Onondaga Hill provides a series of helpful talks to help navigate the seasonal shifts that impact plants, shrubs, trees, flower beds, and garden plots. Jim focuses on the use of natural products and cultivation methods specifically adapted to this region's climate, soil composition, geology, and native ecology. Sollecito Landscaping Nursery is the first Be Green garden center licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
About Jim Sollecito:
Jim Sollecito graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University in 1976 and has traveled to 39 countries studying plants and landscape design. He recently visited Cuba to work with organic farmers, introducing them to new seed varieties and exchanging ideas for natural fertilizing techniques. He has the distinction of being the first Lifetime Senior Certified Landscape Professional in New York State. Founder of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery 45 years ago, Jim's company has won First Place in the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association Landscape Awards Competition 24 times for residential projects. Jim owns and operates a six acre garden center and a 170 acre nursery. Megan Sollecito, Jim's wife and partner in business, is a Senior Certified Landscape Professional in her own right. The Sollecitos have been loyal supporters of WRVO for many years.
If you have questions about any topic related to landscape management, or if you would like to suggest a topic to explore in a future podcast, please contact Jim.