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Scroll down for local and national gardening resources, educational opportunities, magazine links and more.

Local Resources:
Conrad Decker's Nursery
Located at 841 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn; (631) 261-1148. Opened in February 2010 at the former Paul's Nursery. Owned and operated by Conrad Decker, an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist and formerly of Bartlett Tree Experts in Huntington.
Cheap Sam's Plant Bargains
Located at Exit 62 on the L.I.E. Great prices, selection changes frequently.
Prianti Farms Nursery & Landscape Supply
Very comprehensive inventory. Everything you'll need for outdoors. Located at 47 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills.
S. Scherer & Sons
Fourth generation aquatic nursery and so much more. Located at 104 Waterside Road in Northport.
Mother Earth's Landscape & Masonry Supplies
Full line of landscape and masonry supplies at affordable prices. Located at 350 Elwood Road in East Northport.
Fort Hill Nursery
Full service nursery and garden center. Located at 188 E. Main Street (Route 25A) in Huntington.
Greenland Landscaping & Nursery
Garden center, nursery and design services. Located at 292 Townline Road in Commack.
Old Mill Nurseries
Full service nursery and landscape design service. Located at 223 Oakwood Road in Huntington.
Hick's Nursery of Westbury (Nassau County)
Helpful tips, see their sales, they have a nice Spring flower show.
Peconic River Herb Farm
...and a whole lot more than herbs. A fun visit. Located in Calverton, NY.
Decorative Gardens Nursery
Not far from Peconic Herb Farm and worth the stop. Good selection. Located at 3726 Middle Country Road in Calverton.
Long Island Farm Bureau "Grown on Long Island"
Lots of information about LI farms and special seasonal events.
Bartlett Tree Company
An excellent resource to learn about, and care for, all things green. They serve our area.
McCarthy Betz
A two family company. They serve our area.
Home Depot Garden Club
Lots of helpful tips. Register free and receive bi-weekly discount coupons.
Long Island Garden News
"All the news that's fit to harvest." A free monthly newspaper available at hundreds of locations across Long Island (including the Northport Public Library).
Long Island Horticultural Society
Founded in 1934. Dedicated to bringing members useful information about Long Island gardening and providing inspiration via interesting and knowledgeable speakers.
Asharoken Garden Club
Gardeners participate in the Club's annual Street Garden Recognition Program. Scroll down to see photos and read articles about the winning gardens.

Joan Hauser hammers a plaque into a winning garden in the Asharoken Garden Club's contest this summer. Photo by Irene Virag An article entitled "Asharoken Gardeners Take it to the Streets" appeared in Newsday on September 17, 2008:

The Asharoken program was started eight years ago by Joan Hauser...In the beginning, the program was confined to Asharoken Avenue, and everyone got a plaque. But like gardens, the program grew. This year, 53 homeowners in Asharoken, Eaton's Neck and Northport participated, and 31 gardens were recognized...

Click here to read the entire story.
Mail Order Gardening:
Hometown Seeds
"More Garden for your Dollar." Offers a full range of annual and perennial vegetable, flower and herb seeds. They are especially proud of their "Survival Seed Package" containing 16 varieties of easy-to-grow vegetable seeds.
Garden Bargains Online
This site reports on sales and discount codes that can be used at the popular garden supply websites.
Burpee Gardening Burpee 2010 Catalog
A Joan Hauser favorite.
Harris Seeds Harris' Seeds 2009 Catalog
A Joan Hauser favorite.
John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
A Joan Hauser favorite.
Pinetree Garden Seeds
A Joan Hauser favorite.
Select Seeds
A Joan Hauser favorite.
Thompson & Morgan Thompson & Morgan 2009 Catalog
A Joan Hauser favorite.
Vermont Wildflower Farm
A Joan Hauser favorite.
Park Seed
A Joan Hauser favorite.
Eden BioScience
"The Science Behind a Beautiful Garden". Endorsed by the National Gardening Association.
Espoma Organics
Wide variety of organic products. Money-saving Garden Club, free to sign-up.
Proven Winners (plant developer)
Informative, useful website. Innovative plants (many available locally). Be sure to request their free newsletter and gardener's idea book.
GreenStreet LI
Learn to embrace "Living Green" sponsored by Newsday's Community Affairs Department.
Easy Gardening Show/WOR-AM Radio
Useful website of garden expert Mark Viette heard on WOR-AM 710 radio on Sunday, 8am-10am.
Plants Database
Official website of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture National Resources Conservation Service.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Lots of horticultural advice specific to our area.
Ohio State University Plant Dictionary
An excellent resource to learn about, and care for, all things green.
The internet's garden and home community. Sponsored by iVillage.
Planting Fields Arboretum
Located in Oyster Bay. Visit the web site for their special events calendar.
New York Botanical Garden
Located in the Bronx. Visit the web site for their special events calendar, gift shop and bookstore.
Arbor Day Foundation
"We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees." Useful information; gift shop. In 2011, Arbor Day was April 29. Did you plant a tree?
Excellent magazine and website information; free e-newsletter.
Garden Design
Increasing focus on lifestyle, decor and outdoor furnishings.
Fine Gardening
Excellent magazine and website information.
Garden Gate
Good magazine and website information.
Organic Gardening
Excellent magazine and website information; free e-newsletter.
Birds & Blooms
"The #1 Birding and Gardening Magazine"; free e-newsletter.

Winter 2013 Gardening Article:    "Looking Ahead: Springtime Thoughts"     By Joan G. Hauser

Rooting sweet potatoes now will give you lovely vines to plant outside in spring
Rooting sweet potatoes now will give you lovely vines to plant outside in spring.
Asharoken resident and Master Gardener Joan Hauser has written her first installment for 2013, Looking Ahead: Springtime Thoughts. Joan covers the gamut from indoor windowsill growing projects to tips on improving your garden soil and readying your yard for spring.

Click on the list below to read all of Joan's past helpful articles.

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Previous Gardening Articles:

Click on a year below to list all articles for that year. Next, click on an article to read. The article will open in a new window.

Select a Year:
Select an Article:
December 2012
Garden Gifts for the Holidays
October 2012
Why Compost?
July 2012
Charmed By Clematis
June 2012
June Garden Melange
May 2012
When Your Garden's Abloom
February 2012
Is Spring Coming Too Soon?
Select an Article:
Holiday 2011
You're Not Done Yet
Fall 2011
This Fall Go Wild
Summer 2011
Invasive Weeds
Spring 2011
Easy Growing
Select an Article:
Holiday 2010
Plant and Enjoy Flowers All Winter
October 2010
Rustling Around in the Garden
Late Summer 2010
Pick Your Own
June 2010
There's Always a Flaw
May 2010
It's Really Here At Last
Spring 2010
It's That Time of Year
Early Spring 2010
Can Spring be Far Behind?
Select an Article:
December 2009
Choosing your Christmas Tree
November 2009
Overwintering Mums
September 2009
September Song...
June 2009
A Rose is a Rose is a Rose...
Spring 2009
Garden Guidelines for Spring
February 2009
A Change in the Weather—Indoors
January 2009
Spring Arrives by Mail
Three Terrific Gardens:
Asharoken Garden Club Announces 2010 Gold Award Winners
Artist Elizabeth Yaari designed the 2010 Gold Award Plaque.
Artist Elizabeth Yaari designed the 2010 Gold Award Plaque.
This year, three gardeners from Asharoken, Eatons Neck, Northport, and the Crab Meadow area west of Waterside were chosen out of 45 entrants in the Asharoken Garden Club Street Garden Recognition program to receive a beautiful plaque on July 11th. Local artist Elizabeth Yaari donated her creative skills to design this plaque.

Mary and Philip Marrone
Photo: Joan Hauser
Mary and Philip Marrone
Street gardens, planned primarily for the pleasure of neighbors and passers-by, add immeasurably to the beauty of our community. 22 members of the Asharoken Garden Club acted as judges between June 21 and 28. Their scores were tallied to determine the top three.

All the participants in this program are to be highly commended. Each of the gardens demonstrated its owner's love of gardening and determination to create a beautiful setting for their home or business.

The three outstanding gardeners who achieved this year's gold award are: Philip Marrone at 3 Crescent Drive, Barbara McNally at 54 Church Street, and Flemming and Stace Hansen at 75 Woodbine Avenue (Copenhagen Bakery).

Philip Marrone's garden is a riot of color as it cascades down the hill to the street. “Last fall,” he says, “We added the waterfall. We followed the contours of our property, to make it look as natural as possible. We love hearing the sound of the water, especially at night from our bedroom window, and, during the day, watching the different birds that come to bathe.”

Barbara McNally
Photo: Joan Hauser
Barbara McNally
Barbara McNally, who lives in a 102 year old former church, has designed a beautiful tiered garden that perfectly compliments the house. She says, “I wanted the garden to be soft and whimsical. That's why I have included a folk art cow and the cow quilt to represent Cow Harbor. I have also planted vegetables and annuals in my perennial bed.”
Flemming Hansen
Photo: Joan Hauser
Flemming Hansen

Outside their bakery, Flemming and Stace Hansen have added hanging baskets, standing pots, and a corner garden as well as tables and benches. As Flemming explains, “Flowers and delicious food go together, so we hope to invite our customers — and friends — to linger and enjoy both at the same time. It's our way of making them feel welcome.”

The Asharoken Garden Club wishes to acknowledge and thank all of this year's participants:

  • Ann Carballiera
  • Joanne Casatelli
  • Paolo Cassutti
  • Ann & Marty Ciesinski
  • Cindy D'Accordo
  • Paul Devine
  • Patty Dohne
  • Peter Engelmann
  • Joan Ettinger
  • Karen Fisher Bernard
  • Carolyn Fleming
  • Terry Folcarelli
  • Elizabeth Gartner
  • Monica Gartner
  • David Giacone
  • Linda Grace
  • Stace & Flemming Hansen
  • Heidi Hayden & Bill Beach
  • Bill Hosie
  • Linda Jacks
  • Vivian Jacobsen
  • Caroline Jerome
  • Jackie Johnson
  • Susan Koenig-Lagermann
  • Betty Koller
  • Richard & Henrietta Larcade
  • Sally Lauve
  • Noelle & Sebastien Margand
  • Philip Marrone
  • Mary Matthews
  • Annette McAndrews
  • Laura & Chuck Micallef
  • Lola & Richard McKillop
  • Nancy McLoughlin & Steve Boccia
  • Barbara McNally
  • Laura & Mike O'Donohoe
  • Donna Panarello
  • Carol Ann Ryan
  • Nicholas Roros
  • Randal Rowe
  • Christina & Jack Semple
  • Gigi Spelman
  • Anita Stambouly
  • Joseph & Michele Tilleli
  • Janet Toscano
  • Christina Weber
  • Millie Willen
To date, at least four Suffolk County garden clubs — the Three Village Garden Club, the Centerport Garden Club, the Suwasset Garden Club, and the Bellport Garden Club — as well as the Great Neck Garden Club in Nassau County and the Old Saybrook Garden Club in Connecticut are participating in their own version of this Program. More are being informed of its existence through Federated Garden Clubs and the Cooperative Extension.

Contact Joan Hauser for more information: 631-261-5897 or jgh921@aol.com

Asharoken Garden Club Announces 2009 Street Garden Winners

Stephen & Mary Ann DiPalo at 341 Asharoken Ave.
Stephen & Mary Ann DiPalo at 341 Asharoken Ave.
Scroll down to read about and see garden photos of gardeners from Asharoken, Eaton's Neck, and Northport who participated in the annual Asharoken Garden Club Street Garden Recognition Program. Defined as a “large or small garden containing living plants available to view from the street although not necessarily seen from the homeowner's residence.” It is a garden planned primarily for the pleasure of neighbors and passers-by. Each year, three plaques are given to the most outstanding gardens.

Cindy D'Accordo at 110 Seaview Terrace.
Cindy D'Accordo at 110 Seaview Terrace.
Vivian Jacobsen at 104 Seaview Terrace.
Vivian Jacobsen at 104 Seaview Terrace.