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  • Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring

    Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring
    Question: I have a phalaenopsis orchid in a small container with lots of roots that is starting to form a flower spike. Is it too late to repot it? Answer: Orchids don't mind cramp quarters where the roots creep out over the sides of their containers,...
  • Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays

    Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays
    Holiday open houses are inspirational in many ways. They get you in the spirit of the season and pick up decorating ideas you can use at home. And, you get to know a little more about the histories behind the homes. December offers the opportunity to do...
  • Peninsula friends use greens for holiday decor

    Peninsula friends use greens for holiday decor
    In December, Poquoson resident Wendy Barrick and her friends add personal touches to their holiday decors. Using fresh evergreens, berries and bows, they turn pieces of wood into wreaths shaped like initials — as in B for Barrick. Initially, the...
  • Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: How to protect your palms

    Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: How to protect your palms
    Palms are the icons of sunny South Florida. Even though their growth is seemingly simple, appropriate horticulture is vital for the survival of your green giants. However, many gardeners struggle with trimming, fertilizing, spraying and potting. Here...
  • How can I get my cactus plant to bloom?

    Q: At a yard sale, I picked up a cactus. I've had it more than five years. Will it ever grow flowers? —John Warkala, Nesquehoning A: This is difficult to answer since I don't know what kind of cactus John has. If it is a desert cactus, generally...
  • Raising fruit trees not always a sweet endeavor

    Raising fruit trees not always a sweet endeavor
    Plant Doctor (Prints 12/27/14) Question: We would like to plant a small fruit tree but are only here November through May. When is the best time to add it to the landscape? A: Fruit trees can be added year-round, but now during the cooler months is...
  • Garden walks yield ideas for winterbound gardeners

    Garden walks yield ideas for winterbound gardeners
    Stroll into the garden at this time of year and you'll need not only warm winter clothes, but also a good imagination. Instead, grab a mug of hot chocolate, find a cozy chair and take a walk down memory lane with these special gardens that we visited this...
  • Your gardening checklist for December

    Your gardening checklist for December
    There's plenty you can do for your garden this month. Check it out! Water it: It's officially the dry season. Run those sprinklers regularly (check with your municipality for water conservation rules), and inspect heads and pipes for good coverage....
  • Gardening trends 2015: Find your niche and grow the garden you like and need

    Gardening trends 2015: Find your niche and grow the garden you like and need
    I've always believed there is no wrong or right way to garden — only your way. Your garden should reflect your personality, your style and your needs — and 2015's gardening trends reflect that same philosophy. "Now, more than ever, the...
  • How veteran gardeners find inspiration in midst of winter

    How veteran gardeners find inspiration in midst of winter
    Winter has settled in, and for many gardeners here and across the country, it's a time for quiet reflection before the flurry of spring activities. You may have stowed your trowel and packed up your pruners, but there are plenty of ways to get your...
  • Dealing With That Little Shed Of Horrors

    Dealing With That Little Shed Of Horrors
    Resolve in 2015 to neaten that little shed of horrors. You know, that place in the back yard where things have simply been tossed throughout the year. There is likely a tangled cluster of tools, old hoses, pots and other gardening stuff. Now is the time...