Marie Annotti

Marie Iannotti is an author, photographer, and speaker with 27 years of experience as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener to use as your reference guide to all things gardening.

Recent Posts From Marie Annotti

15 Best Fast Growing Trees

Planting fast growing trees is a great way to build a privacy screen around your home. They also look spectacular in your garden or backyard, creating a wholesome visual atmosphere. Some fast-growing tree varieties, including Lombardy Poplar, Baby Gi...

20 Spring Vegetables To Plant For A Nutritious Harvest

Spring is the perfect time to start planting a variety of vegetables that will not only add freshness to our meals but also provide a nutritious harvest. From leafy greens like spinach and lettuce to root vegetables like carrots and radishes, the opt...

20 Companion Plants For Strawberries

When it comes to growing strawberries, choosing the right companion plants can make all the difference in maximizing your harvest and warding off pests. Companion planting involves strategically placing plants together that benefit one another in va...

20 Safe Plants For Cats

Cats are curious creatures known for their love of exploring and nibbling on plants. However, not all plants are safe for our feline friends. Many common household plants can be toxic and pose a serious threat to a cat's health. To ensure the well-b...

How To Store Avocados Long Term

Avocado is a pear-shaped fruit with a single large seed that grows on tropical evergreen trees. Also known as butter fruit and alligator pear, it is a powerhouse superfood. Avocados are delicious and versatile fruits but they can be tricky to store. ...

How To Store Lemons To Keep Them Fresh

Nothing beats the refreshing sensation of sipping on a cold glass of lemonade to escape the intense summer heat. Lemons are versatile fruits that add flavor to dishes, from baked goods and sauces to salad dressings, marinades, and desserts. Similar t...

How To Propagate Snake Plants

Snake plant, also known as Mother-in-law's tongue, is an interesting and beautiful succulent houseplant that adds a creative touch to any space. It develops from rhizomes that clump together and flourish as the plant ages. With proper care, snake pla...

How To Grow Lavender In Your Yard

Lavender is a beautiful and fragrant herb that is easy to grow in the yard, with its delicate purple flowers and calming aroma adding a touch of beauty and serenity to any garden.  Full sunlight, good drainage, and sandy soil are some of the mai...

Pothos Plant Care And Growing Guide

Adding a Pothos plant to your home benefits the environment and aesthetic of your personal space. It's easy to maintain and enhances indoor air quality by removing toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide.  But, before you bring on...

Orchid Plant Care And Growing Guide

Healthy and happy orchids are the show-stoppers of houseplants as they are super beautiful give an elegant fragrance and are long-blooming. Orchids have a reputation for being difficult to grow and care for. But if you understand the ideal growing co...