Beneficial Insects in the Garden

It’s that time of year again: aphids, sawfly larvae, scale insects, and other bugs are appearing all over your garden.  But along with these pests come beneficial garden insects that help to control - and sometimes take care of entirely - the populations of garden pests. So hold off on the neem oil or other insecticidal soaps until you know what you're looking at!LadybugsAdult ladybugs, … [Read more...]

What a Wet Spring Means for your Garden

Spring sprung late this year and with it came some serious rain. Prolonged winter and a rapid rise in temperate in late April made for wet conditions everywhere. While rain is great for your landscape, an unusually wet spring like this can pose some unique challenges for your garden.Warm, wet weather can help your plants thrive, but it also turns your landscape into the perfect environment for … [Read more...]

Meet the Plant People – Ally

This is Ally! If you've been to Kalleco in the past year, we're sure you'll remember her. From her ever-present smile to her serious landscaping know-how, she's hard to forget!Ally hails from Long Island originally. In 2010, she migrated to the Hudson Valley in search of open spaces and found them! She has a degree in equine sciences, fitting for an animal lover like her. When asked what her … [Read more...]

Meet The Plant People – Dejea

Meet Dejea. She is a local girl from “across the river”  Poughkeepsie, New York who has recently joined the Kalleco Nursery team!Dejea recently graduated from SUNY New Paltz majoring in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science.  Dejea originally planned on continuing her education to become a dentist, but her love of plants got in the way. “In my sophomore year I realized that I … [Read more...]

Saucer Magnolia – Plant Profile

  Saucer Magnolia Or Magnolia x soulangeanaDescription: The Saucer Magnolia plant (or Magnolia x soulangeana) grows as a multi-stemmed large shrub or small flowering tree. The flowers bloom on the tree in early spring and then the leaves expand shortly afterward. The flowers are white flushed with purple and start to bloom around March. Saucer Magnolia blooms through the summer months … [Read more...]

How to Care for Indoor Plants in the Winter

Do you have a beloved house plant that seems to suffer in the winter? Or did you welcome a new member to your indoor garden this past holiday? We can help you keep your green friends healthy all season long.Plant care changes from season to season, and your indoor plants are no exception. While every species requires different watering, heat, light, and humidity conditions, some rules are … [Read more...]

The Year in the Garden: 2017

Between opening our new building and expanding our inventory, 2017 was a whirlwind for us at the nursery. With all the unusual weather, it was a whirlwind for the garden too! Wondering why your garden stayed green til October? Lamenting the short, late foliage season? Here's a breakdown of what happened and why. Winter January and early February were cold and snowy. Snow fall can be a pain, but … [Read more...]

Pruning in the Fall Like a Pro

It’s that time of year. Your perennials are past bloom, your trees are dropping leaves. Getting your garden ready for the oncoming winter months might seem a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a quick break down on pruning and other winter prep tasks. Pruning Perennials Once your perennials are past bloom, you can prune whenever. Prune them right on down to the ground. Don’t … [Read more...]

Stone Crop – Plant Profile

Other Names: Succulents, Sedum"Stone Crop" refers to a family of perennial, flowering plants in the succulent family. You might have also heard them called sedum. Both of these are broad terms for plants that come in literally all shapes, colors, and sizes. What all these plants have in common, however, is their hardiness.While they're popular as potted plants, stone crop is actually a … [Read more...]

Arborvitae: Why We Love Them

You’ll find Arborvitae virtually everywhere in the U.S. Also known as Cedar or Thuja, this evergreen can be spotted in hedges in front yards, store fronts, parks and more. Why is it so popular? Well, here are a few of our favorite things about Arborvitae.Sound Cancelling: Live near 87 or another busy road? Have a noisy neighbor? Arborvitae can help. Arborvitae has thick, dense foliage, so … [Read more...]