Silo Ridge Preparing for Spring in Upstate NY

Almost every golf course in the northeast looks like this right now.

Even though Silo Ridge Golf Club, near Amenia, NY, looks this way on the outside, plants are pushing their heads up through the soil on the inside.

Back in December, the staff began a series of trials at their green house with various species and mixes of wild flower seed. Over the month of January, the seeds began to germinate. They are currently testing different watering and fertilization methods in an attempt to maximize germination rates and speed up the time needed for the plants to bloom. The crew continues to monitor the plants and hopefully sometime in late February will see some early flowering of the plants.

Silo Ridge is a member of the Audubon International Signature Program working toward certification as a Silver Signature Sanctuary.

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