Gardening Matters with K.C. Fahy-Harvick

Tips, Tools & Techniques

Perennials, Ponds, and Innovative Landscapes

K.C. & Kerry

Practical Garden Tips and gardening information from an expert who knows from hands-on experience. Let's face it, perennials are not 'no-brainers'.

Gardening Matters is a place for gardeners to get solutions to everyday gardening problems, answers to the questions that plague them, information to sharpen gardening skills while simplifying garden chores.

Few of us are lucky enough to have a good garden center or nursery near us where we can get good information about the plants: how to grow them, keep them healthy, and long-range care. KC’s mission is to pass on the information she’s gathered from her 'internship' with Mother Nature; including twelve years with her perennial plant nursery (Hawks Nest Nursery) on an eight-acre property, and her now 20 year business designing, installing and maintaining private gardens.

KC’s diverse practical background, ignited by her passion for teaching and gardening, brings her here to help beginning gardeners get off on the right foot, and help experienced gardeners because a 'true' gardener is never done! It’s not just about making it pretty, it’s also about keeping it pretty. She will give you very useful gardening tips and techniques while keeping you posted about her much sought after lectures, workshops, and published articles. KC’s workshops showcase her love of perennials, bird gardening, water features, containers, weeding, and much more.

As shared on Facebook...

Sorry for the grossness of this video, but this is what we are up against, and the Asian Jumping Worms are here, in Brighton, in Corbett's Glen, Ellison Park, Penfield, Victor, etc. This is a relatively helpful site from the University of Minnesota. Identification info. If you are in the Rochester area, I am willing to come to your home and help identify these worms.

As you can see in this video, these are NOT normal worms.

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Some of what you will find in Gardening Matters:

  • Make-over ideas to invigorate tired landscapes
  • Attracting Hummingbirds
  • Feeding the birds
  • Perennial greatest hits
  • Tools that really work
  • Techniques for gardening longevity
  • Containers with pizzazz
  • Water features - Pure & Simple

KC will do her level best to enlighten you to the world of a life-long, enjoyable, healthful obsession called gardening.

"Our yards and our lives have been touched by you. You have invested yourself in bringing people closer to, and more appreciative of the beauty God has given us in this world." - M.M.

"Each time I admire my garden's splendor, I will say 'Thank you K.C.' for sharing your joy of flowers and plants, and knowledge of gardening with us so willingly, cordially, and generously." - D.B.

Healthy Gardening - Tools and Techniques for Gardening Longevity

Spring Into Action - Five Steps to Maintenance Free Gardening

The Art of the Four Seasons Garden from Life in the Finger Lakes

K.C. Fahy-Harvick has new articles in Finger Lakes magazine!

Life in the Finger Lakes magazine Sep/Oct 2017
Article by K.C. Fahy-Harvik


Life in the Finger Lakes magazine May-June 2015
with an article by K.C. Fahy-Harvik

- Article on page 20 


Life in the Finger Lakes magazine March-April 2015
with an article by K.C. Fahy-Harvik

Trillium Tales by K.C. Fahy-Harvick is featured in Life in the Finger Lakes magazine Spring 2013 edition
Take a look at the article here. Best trails and list of locations for viewing wildflowers like trillium can be found at

Garden Design photos on the site One project of a pond with a Summerhouse and another project of an entryway garden as it matures.


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