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Shiny, green leaves of a drought-tolerant ornamental grass at the xeriscape garden at Ulster Community College in Stone Ridge NY

Ornamental grass in the ‘River’ bed at the xeriscape garden

Master Gardener’s Plant Sale to Benefit Xeriscape Garden

The Masters Gardener program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) will be hosting a Plant Sale and free workshop

  • Saturday, September 20th
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • At their Xeriscape Garden located on the SUNY Ulster campus on 491 Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge
  • Rain or shine
  • Cash, check or credit cards accepted
  • The sale will offer an array of plants from the xeriscape garden itself plus plants grown in the Master Gardener’s own gardens!
  • A free workshop “Photographing your Garden” will take place at the same location at 10:00 am

Please contact Master Gardener Coordinator, Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or for more information.

Please call the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

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Drought-tolerant monarda (red flowers) and ornamental grasses

Drought-tolerant monarda (red flowers) and ornamental grasses






Yellow and red Tulip flower.

Tulip flower – a sure sign of spring

Liz has lived in the Hudson Valley for 26 years – her father gave her first camera at 17 and he inspired her to go and explore!

Her favorite time to take pictures is when the seasons are changing.

Story Farm fields in the spring mist NY.

Story Farm

Story Farm is located in Catskill and has been farmed by the Story family since 1896.

Rip Van Winkle Bridge in the spring NY.

Rip Van Winkle Bridge from the grounds of the Beattie Powers House

The Beattie Powers Place is an 1837 Greek Revival Mansion in Catskill which hosts a program of live performances of classical music.

Pink and white Magnolia flower in the spring NY.

Magnolia – a tree that grows well in the Hudson Valley

Montgomery Place NY in the spring.

Avenue of trees at Montgomery Place

Montgomery Place is located in Annandale-on-Hudson and was built in 1805. It is one of many historic houses in the Hudson River valley which are now open to the public.

Orange Arunculus flowers.

Orange Ranunculus flowers



During Liz’s free time away from work and family, she will drive around and explore the sights of the Catskills, the Hudson River valley and surrounding areas.

Leaf in creek NY.

Mape leaf in creek

The beauty of the seasons inspires her work and sense of wonder and joy!… “I’ll get back in the car and explore-on!”

Pink Sweet Pea flowers.

Sweet Peas at Farmers Market

Liz will point out what she sees through her perspective to her friends who have always lived around here. “They tell me they never looked at this area that way before”.

Orange Poppy flower.

Orange Poppy – a deer resistant perennial

Liz plans to visit the grounds of Vassar College in May.

“It’s just beautiful with a stream running through it. Dutchess (County) is further along season-wise than Ulster County because it’s lower down the mountain. The change in altitude makes a big difference.”

Daffodil gift.

Daffodils self-sow in our area, and the wildlife does not eat the bulbs or plant

Liz’s photographs may be seen and purchased at the Dancing Tulip Floral Boutique in Saugerties New York.


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