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Gardening

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  • To butterflies and birds, it's berry delicious

    To butterflies and birds, it's berry delicious
    July's plant of the month is Callicarpa americana, known as beautyberry. It is an all-you-can-eat buffet for butterflies and birds. This Florida native shrub produces delicate lilac blooms that attract butterflies through August. In the fall, it's a...
  • Soilless potting mix works best in container garden

    Soilless potting mix works best in container garden
    Q: I am new to container gardening and would like a suggestion on what soil mix to use in my containers to grow flowers. Any other advice on containers also would be appreciated. — Marsha Jackson, Highwood A: It is best to use a commercial...
  • Turtles make a Newport News garden come to life

    Turtles make a Newport News garden come to life
    You know it's spring in Wendy Croswell's garden when more than flowers begin to bloom. It's truly gardening season when, and only when, six eastern box turtles — three males called Murtle, Flash and Fred and three females known as Ms. T, Tutu...
  • Majestic moths help pollinate elegant evening primroses; and an iris to avoid

    Majestic moths help pollinate elegant evening primroses; and an iris to avoid
    Today, you meet several nice native plants, all in the evening primrose family, as well as the not-so-nice invasive yellow flag iris. You also meet the beneficial insects known as the charming sphinx moths that many gardeners mistake for hummingbirds....
  • Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters

    Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters
    Chloe Aguilar was on her way to jujitsu class inside the Villa-Parke Community Center in northwest Pasadena, but she had to stop and water the corn at the courtyard entrance first. Chloe, 11, is a gardener at Villa-Parke's new community garden, where...
  • Garden experts offer tips on growing great veggies, especially tomatoes

     Garden experts offer tips on growing great veggies, especially tomatoes
    While April showers bring May flowers, the month of May is the official start of the season for warm-weather crops like tomatoes and peppers. Why May? By the time Memorial Day rolls around, May's soil is toasty warm, a condition that tomatoes and...
  • Celebrate National Trails Day on the D&L National Heritage Corridor

     
    The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will celebrate National Trails Day in Lehigh Valley, Bucks and Carbon Counties Saturday, June 7 and Sunday June 8. To celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary, packets of locally-made D&L Trail...
  • 100 ways to create living arrangements in 'The Plant Recipe Book'

    100 ways to create living arrangements in 'The Plant Recipe Book'
    When book publisher Artisan released “The Flower Recipe Book” last year, Studio Choo designers Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo offered a glimpse of how to create striking seasonal arrangements at home. Next up in the series is San...
  • Upcoming home and garden events

    Upcoming home and garden events
    Upcoming Home & Garden events across Hampton Roads: Posted June 24, 2014 Hydrangea Mania. Thursday-Wednesday, June 26-July 2. A celebration of the most popular and exciting varieties of these southern living classics. Ken Matthews Garden Center,...
  • Dying Norway maples can't be saved

    Dying Norway maples can't be saved
    My Crimson King Norway maples are slowly dying, one by one. I see trunk cracks but can't see any disease or insects. How can I save the rest? Norway maples in general are notorious for strangling themselves to death. The roots often encircle and...
  • Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress

    Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress
    My row of Leyland cypresses suffered terrible winter burn this year. Will fertilizer help them recover faster? A couple of them look dead. Is that possible? Some Leyland cypresses were killed by this severe winter or are still in the process of dying...