Tree Peony Cover Photo
Image by Yvonne Lynn

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Fact Sheets

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers answers to your nature, gardening and landscape questions 24/7. Click on a category at left or on a spotlight of interest below, to find fact sheets about everything from identifying plants and animals in nature to how to select the perfect tree for your landscape.

honey bee (Apis mellifera)

Bees, Wasps & More!

What's the difference between bees, wasps, hornets and yellow-jackets? Compare photos on our fact sheets and learn the differences!

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Gooseberries/ Ribes uva-crispa 
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Small Fruit Fact Sheets

Currents, gooseberries, blueberries, kiwi and many other popular small fruits can be grown successfully in the home garden. Find out more here.

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Compost bin

Compost Fact Sheets

Composting is easy! You'll find lots of tips on how to get started here, on our website!

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bunches of dried lavender for sale at an NYC farmers' market

Preserving Flowers

Flowers can provide continuing enjoyment when you preserve them in dried bouquets, use them to create sachets, or save their seeds for the coming year! Here's how!

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Holly Wise
Consumer Horticulture Educator, Plant Science Educator
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 125

Last updated April 2, 2018