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  • On Gardening: Oakleaf hydrangea tops for long lasting fall color

    The past couple of weeks one of my LinkedIn groups has been discussing the best shrubs for fall color. In our garden it was no contest-the oakleaf hydrangeas won this challenge in blazing fashion. Whether it is trees or shrubs we look at fall color...
  • Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business

    Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business
    Wet weather kept Alberto Ortega from working most of last week — and he couldn't have been more pleased. "This rain is a blessing I was beginning to think I'd never see," the gardener said. In four decades of tending people's yards, this year...
  • Termites in your trees could be dangerous in multiple ways

    Termites in your trees could be dangerous in multiple ways
    What should we do for termites in the base of a cedar tree a few feet from our house? If the termite-infested wood is within 3 feet of the house, you should call in a pesticide company to treat the area. Remove the tree. If it is farther away but...
  • Don't let droopy amaryllis leaves get you down

    Don't let droopy amaryllis leaves get you down
    Question: Amaryllis, which I am growing in the ground, have green leaves that are almost touching the soil. Should I cut those leaves back? Answer: Amaryllis won't mind their leaves touching or even flopping on the ground but you might. Do feel free...
  • Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia

     Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia
    During the holidays, southern magnolia trees are prized plants because their glossy, long-lasting leaves can be used to create fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces. In spring, these same trees produce flowers with a fresh lemon scent,...
  • How to care for poinsettias year round

    How to care for poinsettias year round
    Last week I covered a variety of plants commonly displayed this time of year. I skipped poinsettias, one of the seasonal favorites. Keeping them alive for the season is reasonably easy; keeping them for next year requires time and effort. This month:...
  • Dorothy E. Marvel, librarian

    Dorothy E. Marvel, librarian
    Dorothy E. Marvel, a retired librarian and inveterate gardener, died of ovarian cancer Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 84. The daughter of August Carl Winterstein, an electrician, and Julia Emre Winterstein, the former Dorothy Eleanor...
  • 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...
  • Home's history gallops back to 1886 Kentucky Derby winner

    SACRAMENTO Strolling through the park-like 2-acre grounds of the gorgeous Carmichael home, a visitor walked past rose gardens, magnolia trees, towering elms, tall wisteria, recently pruned hydrangeas, leafy vines climbing up trellises and covering a...
  • Repotting baby amaryllis bulbs could yield more blooms

    Repotting baby amaryllis bulbs could yield more blooms
    Should I remove the new bulbs [babies] from an amaryllis when repotting? Mine has three small bulbs coming off the main one. You will probably get more blooms if you remove the bulblets. Plant them in separate pots and, in a few years, the babies will...
  • Home and garden briefs for Dec. 4: Christmas is the time for decorated home tours

    The historic plantations along the James River aren't the only homes decorated and open for holiday touring. Here's a list of some Christmas home tours that are within an easy drive from the Peninsula. Reservations are required for some of the tours,...