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Gardening

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  • Seal cracks in your home to keep out overwintering ladybugs

    Seal cracks in your home to keep out overwintering ladybugs
    A crowd of ladybugs are huddled in the same corner of my dining room ceiling that they huddled in last year. Why did they return to that spot and how can I discourage this? The multicolored Asian lady beetles were introduced to eat pest insects. They do...
  • Birding column: Yellow-rumped Warblers are quite tolerant, curious and plentiful in Hampton Roads

    Lifting my binoculars, I hold my breath and crane my neck to see the bird who just landed in the Wax Myrtle. My birding friend "pishes" repeatedly. "Is that a..." "Yes, yes, I think it is," replies my birding friend in between "pishing." We give...
  • Four schools chosen for youth garden program

    Four schools chosen for youth garden program
    Fruits and vegetables will be growing in school yards around Fort Lauderdale soon. "You name it, and if it can be grown in Florida, we'll grow it," said Kristina DaSilva, director of marketing and development for HandsOn Broward. The nonprofit is behind a...
  • Tips for keeping rosemary alive through winter

    Tips for keeping rosemary alive through winter
    Rosemary is a wonderful herb. It looks great, smells wonderful and is versatile in the kitchen and, during the summer, it's easy to grow. However, once the weather gets cold, many gardeners have problems with it. While it seems resistant to the cold,...
  • Since when did flowers become an environmental 'hazard?'

    Since when did flowers become an environmental 'hazard?'
    As I put my gardens to bed for the winter (my zinnia and cleome are still blooming, due to warm autumn days), I'm finally writing a letter I've been meaning to write since my court date in October, when I contested a hefty fine received from Baltimore's...
  • Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers

    Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers
    When I was a kid, my father headed for the forest behind our house in Lynchburg, where he searched for the best cedar to cut for our Christmas tree. Mom wanted nothing but a cedar because the native tree filled the house with a wonderful fragrance no...
  • Longtime Cartoon Network executive leaves company

    Longtime Cartoon Network executive leaves company
    Talk to Zita Lefebvre about her fondest memories at Burbank-based Cartoon Network Studios and she might tell you about starting an effort to help match company employees with the right volunteer opportunity in the community. “I think that makes for...
  • Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park

    Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park
    Once it was a garden, then a bramble-choked thicket of invasive trees. And soon, Eric Kelly hopes, this plot in Clifton Park will become a forest full of edible plants — fruit trees, vegetables and tubers, berries and herbs. The project, known...
  • Worth the risk: Put plumbago in ground now

    Worth the risk: Put plumbago in ground now
    Question: I would like to add a plumbago shrub to my flower bed. Is it better to plant it now or wait until spring? Answer: Take just a little risk and plant the plumbago now. Fall is a good time to add new trees, shrubs and perennials to the landscape....
  • Winter protections for your plants

    With winter just around the corner, it is time to implement any plans for protecting those plants most susceptible to winter injury. While there is not much we can do about extreme cold, plants can be protected from winter desiccation, breakage, frost...
  • Avoid planting ornamental pear trees

    Avoid planting ornamental pear trees
    Our Bradford pear tree fell over last month (onto the overhead wires). We don't know why. We were advised to try a Callery pear variety, which would not have the same weak wood. Is this true? Bradford pears are a variety of Callery pears. Callery...