Bruce Mance of Guilderland Mobil Service at 3903 Carman Rd. takes advantage of a sunny floor-to-ceiling window  in the family-owned automotive repair shop to start vegetables and spices from seeds each spring. 

Pam Harder has been keeping an eye on the wild mustard near her Thompsons Lake Road home.

“It’s up,” she said last week.

Master Gardener Denise Maurer turns found items into garden art, and teaches others to do the same.

GUILDERLAND — Laura Shore of Guilderland found out the hard way that the beautiful ornamental plant growing in her yard was toxic giant hogweed: by trying to prune it.