| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
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...
| Jun 8, 2014
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...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:13 PM
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....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:16 PM
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,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...