Garden Detective

Jessica Damiano's award-winning garden blog gets to the root of things.

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Jessica Damiano

Jessica Damiano is a journalist with more than 20 years experience in radio, television, print and online media.

She has worked on Newsday's interactive endeavors since 1994, and currently is senior editor of Newsday's ExploreLI.com website.

Jessica, who has trained as a Master Gardener, enjoys toiling in her garden -- an ongoing work in progress -- and helping local gardeners solve their horticultural problems in her column, Garden Detective, which appears every Sunday in Newsday.

The Garden Detective blog was awarded a 2008 Press Club of Long Island Society of Professional Journalists Online Features Reporting Award.

Jessica lives in Nassau County with her husband John, daughters Justine and Julia, dogs Maddie and Mikey, and a whole bunch of perennials, vegetable plants and weeds.

Daylily sale next week at Farmingdale State College

Who doesn't like daylilies? And, more important, who doesn't like cheap daylilies? They're tough as nails, tolerate full sun to light shade and come in all sorts of colors and sizes. And you can get your hands on some Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (arrive early, as plants sell out) at the Long Island Daylily Society's annual sale and seminar at Farmingdale State College (2350 Broadhollow...

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Farm-fresh veggies and flowers at Farmingdale State College

Farm-fresh organic vegetables are available at Farmingdale State

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If you're looking for organic farm-fresh vegetables and flowers for dinner tonight, why not stop by Farmingdale State College on Route 110? Students there hold a sale every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sustainable Garden on the campus, and proceeds are used to run the garden. 

The selection varies from week to week, and includes everything from Romaine lettuce, jalapenos, kale, string...

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