Article Archives: Going Green Gardening

Tulip Mania

There was a short period of time (1636 – 1637) in Holland when a single tulip bulb sold for ten times the annual income of a skilled workman.  In some instances, single bulbs were traded for twelve acres of land, four oxen, twelve fat sheep, 1,000 pounds of cheese or … Read More

Irvington Gardeners of Old . . .

The flower beds of Irvington’s earliest gardeners where planted in stiff geometrical shapes including stars, crescents and triangles. For example, the bed in the front yard of Laura Giddings Julian’s (1839-84), home at 115 South Audubon Road, was in the shape of a huge star. It was the pride of … Read More

Recycle Force Helps Environment, People, Community

RecycleForce, located in the Circle City Industrial Comples, 1125 Brookside Ave., Suite D12, is a 501(3) organization that provides comprehensive recycling services, plus workforce training to former incarcerated individuals to help rebuild their lives and provide an important service to the community, Founded in 2006, the program has grown from … Read More

Washington Streetscape Spring Cleaning April 30

IRVINGTON — Irvington Development Organization (IDO) is organizing the annual spring Washington Streetscape and Business District clean up for April 30 from 8:00-11:30 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet in the Irvington Library parking lot (Audubon and E. Washington St.) for coffee, donuts, and form teams. Teams will fan out … Read More

Beautiful But Stinky

Although I have known of their existence and have grown them at the Benton House (1873) Historic Garden in the past, I recently re-ordered six bulbs of Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) for planting in that garden this spring. Eucomis is an amazing, semi-tropical bulb which produces magnificent, late summer inflorescences … Read More