| May 11, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Southern California may be in the midst of a drought, but that doesn't mean your roses have to go. "Roses are sustainable," says Linda McKendry, a Hidden Hills-based garden designer who specializes in rose gardens. "Historically in California, you'll find...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Did you know that May 4-10 is Drinking Water Week? Well, now you know.
The American Water Works Assn. and its members want to inform everyone about your drinking water and the water infrastructure. The AWWA has been celebrating this week for the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace in Newport News is celebrating vegetables this weekend with a special sale.
Here are the details:
- 10-inch Boston Ferns $12.99, reg. $19.99
- 1 gallon herbs $4.99, reg. $9.99
- Bumper Crop 1-cubic-foot, two...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say.
Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours.
He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...
| Jun 13, 2014
In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:43 PM
Q. The Drake elm in my yard and those of the neighbors produce thousands of seeds every fall and I spend most of the years pulling the seedlings up. How do you control the problem?
A. Like you, most gardeners spend some time pulling out the Drake elm...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 3:15 PM
In a move that increases Maryland's commitment to renewable energy, the state Board of Public Works approved a deal Wednesday under which a Virginia company will be given a 30-year lease on land at an Eastern Shore prison to build a plant that will...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Q. We woke up this morning to all our tangerines on the ground leaving only empty shells. The tree was small with about 25 fruits. Was this due to squirrels or something else?
A. Something else, like a herd of rats, probably beat you to the tangerines...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 7:40 PM
January 2012 Calendar - (prints 12/31/11)
Average temperatures High 72 Low 50
Rainfall 2.43 inches
Florida Arbor Day: January 20
1. Moon phases for January
First quarter 1
Full moon 9
Last quarter 16
New moon 23
First quarter 30
2. Moon sign...