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Recent Articles

Once and future community gardeners

April 03, 2012 by Lynn

Filed under Garden Blogs

ITEM: We are officially members of the Woodlawn community garden. If that is even its name. There is no sign, no contact information, nothing formal about it at all, so getting in was a matter of stalking to find anyone who might be willing to part with a phone number. Seems it’s a loose affiliation [...] read more

Titan arum time lapse

March 31, 2012 by Craig Cramer

Filed under Garden Blogs

Finally had a chance to pull together a time lapse from the still camera I had running during the titan arum bloom-time at Cornell. We had more than 10.000 people visit (many standing in line for more than an hour) and close to half a million views on livestreams. It was a blast. More info [...] read more

Coltsfoot: It’s Not A Dandelion–Wildflower Wednesday March 2012

March 28, 2012 by Kathy Purdy

Filed under Garden Blogs

You could be forgiven for mistaking coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) for a dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) from a distance,especially if you didn’t know that coltsfoot is the earliest blooming wildflower in northeastern North America. Can you tell them apart when I put them next to each other?Furthermore, coltsfoot flowers bloom without any foliage at all. Dandelions send [...] read more

Hard Freeze, But No Frost: What Gives?

March 27, 2012 by Kathy Purdy

Filed under Garden Blogs

Very early this morning, the temperature bottomed out at 18F, so my max-min thermometer tells me. And yet, when I looked out my window, there was not a speck of frost on the grass. If I hadn’t consulted the thermometer, I would have thought it was a lovely spring day out there. (The grass has [...] read more

Titan arum time lapse

March 24, 2012 by Craig Cramer

Filed under Garden Blogs

‘Wee Stinky’ draws crowds to Cornell - The towering titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) attracted about 10,000 visits, including more than 3,500 on March 19 alone. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle. Time lapse: Shows spathe opening on March 18, 2012. Audio description by graduate student Gwynne Lim is from March 19. Larger version at CornellCast. [...] read more

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Event Calendar

May 31

Ithaca Festival Parade

Jun 01

ICG at Ithaca Festival

Downtown & Stewart Park

Jun 16

ICG at Juneteenth

Southside Community Center

Jul 05


Jul 14

ICG at Fingerlakes Dragon Boat Festival

Fingerlakes Dragon Boat Festival

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