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Spring at Cornell Plantations

If you haven’t been able to visit Cornell Plantations this spring, view this short video to see some of the highlights of this special season here.

Thank you Mary for 36 years of hard work and dedication!

After 36 years of leading Cornell Plantations through many transformations and new garden additions, she retired on April 30th. View this short interview to see what she has to say on her last day.

30 Questions with Mary from Cornell Plantations on Vimeo.

Meet Christopher Dunn, our new director:

Christopher Dunn began his first day as Plantations' E. N. Wilds Director on April 1st (no fooling!). View this brief video to learn a little about him and his thoughts on his first day.

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Tips on starting your plants from seed

Now is the time to get a jumps start on your garden! View this two-minute video for tips on starting plants from seed with Greenhouse Manager Missy Bidwell.

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Cornell Plantations is...

Cornell Plantations is many things to many people. What does Cornell Plantations mean to Cornell faculty, staff and students and Ithaca community members? Click here to view several short videos and find out.

Fall Tree Planting

Fall is an ideal time to add new trees and plants to your landscape. View this short video to get advice from Lead Arborist Lee Dean on best practices for fall tree planting.

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Harvesting Fall Herbs

Pam Shade, Manager of the Robinson York Herb Garden, demonstrates how to harvest and dry French Tarragon.

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How Cornell Students are using the natural world to create works of art

Cornell Plantations serves as a place for research & inspiration across multiple studies at Cornell University, which result in amazing collaborations.  In this video created by Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas at Cornell Plantations, Professor Greg Page discuses how his students at Cornell are using the natural world to create works of art.

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Amend your soil for better drainage

Whether you are growing herbs in pots or in your garden bed, many of the plants we like to grow are native to the Mediterranean Region and prefer soil that is well drained.View this two-minute video of Sarah uses the display to show how you can easily amend your soil for better drainage.

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View gardener Josh Whitney's appearance on the Syracuse morning show "Bridge Street."

Staff gardener Josh Whitney appeared on WSYR's weekly morning show "Bridge Street." He provided "The Plant 411" and offered tips on summer plant care. Click here to watch this four minute interview.

 

A chorus of Spring Peepers

Ringwood Ponds Natural Area is home to a rich diversity of amphibians. Watch this two-minute video and learn more.

         

 

Pruning trees and shrubs in winter

Lee Dean, Plantations’ lead arborist offers his experience and expertise
on pruning trees. Click here to learn some basic tips in a short video, along with links to his favorite resources.