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A Fine Romance: Fermented Milkweed Blossom Elixir

How best to connote true love? Clasped hands? A passionate clinch? Perhaps a hazy image of embracing lovers in a sundrenched meadow filled with bees and butterflies? Let’s take that last one and run with it.

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The Constant Gardeners

Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on their mission to be a “living textbook” of plant life capable of thriving in the Hudson Valley.

Get Exotic

Here are Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ top picks for shrubs and trees that thrive in the Hudson Valley and produce delicious fruits and nuts.

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Garden Tea

Garden tea gets its name by utilizing the herbs from your garden. Once brewed, they create a relaxing, tonifying and restorative beverage.

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Foraging: A Love Story

Fledgling foragers are advised to carry a reliable field guide, consult an experienced mentor and heed the trusted aphorism, “When in doubt, throw it out.”

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Gin Blossom Cocktail

This crafty cocktail utilizes whey as an ingredient to put a fun twist on this gin blossom drink.

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Vegetable Salt Ash

This fragrant black dust adds delicious complexity to fresh ricotta, seared mackerel and chocolate ice cream.