| Dec 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
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,...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
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.
| Nov 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 9:53 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
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....
| Dec 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:16 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 7:40 AM
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...