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Gardening

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  • 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...
  • Fanflower

    •Scientific name: Scaevola aemula. •Growth habit: A sprawling evergreen perennial growing to 12 inches tall and twice as wide. The leaves are medium to dark green, obovate in shape, deeply toothed and growing to 2 inches long and half as...
  • Challenges for gardeners in an unforgiving season

    Challenges for gardeners in an unforgiving season
    My calendar says my summer vegetables should be harvested by now. It's time for cool season crops to go into the ground. But it feels weird gearing up for winter while we're coming off a blistering week of triple-digit heat. And it's disappointing to...
  • SunPatiens

    •Scientific name: Impatiens x hybrida 'SunPatiens.' •Growth habit: An upright to round evergreen perennial growing to 3 feet tall and wide. The leaf color depends on the variety, shades of green to maroon plus some with yellowish blotches....
  • Dream about what you garden will look, feel, taste, sound and smell like

    For the next few cold weeks, think … About what you want your garden to look like, feel like, taste like, sound like and smell like. Winter is the perfect time to take stock of what you want to change or make happen in your yard. Maybe it's...
  • Every garden view is a pleasant sight to see

    There's something soothing about sweeping. On my front porch recently, I got into a real rhythm, moving the dollar-store, soft-bristled broom back and forth. Winter breezes kept pushing pine needles onto the porch floor and I kept pushing them back...
  • Native American beech easy tree to recognize in winter

    American beech is one of the easiest trees to recognize in winter, according to Helen Hamilton, president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. All you have to do is look for the tree's slender, sharp-pointed, cigar-shaped buds at...
  • Copperleaf

    Scientific name: Acalypha wilkesiana Growth habit: A heavily branched upright to rounded shrub growing to 8 feet tall and wide. The leaves are ovate in shape consisting of variations of green, coppery, red and yellow colors often with toothed margins and...
  • Yellow Elder

    •Scientific name: Tecoma stans. •Growth habit: An evergreen rounded large shrub to small tree with multiple branches growing to 15 feet tall and wide. The leaves are bright green, growing to 10 inches long and half as wide, consisting of up...
  • Discover small yard ideas during Hilton Village's Pink Flamingo Garden Tour

    Discover small yard ideas during Hilton Village's Pink Flamingo Garden Tour
    Aparna and Gautam Shah moved into their home in the Hilton area of Newport News eight years ago. At first, they spent all their time making changes inside. Two years ago, they started making improvements outdoors and they haven't stopped since. They've...
  • Coreopsis a must-have plant for any butterfly garden

    Coreopsis a must-have plant for any butterfly garden
    Tickseed, also called coreopsis, is a mainstay in my butterfly garden. The yellow-flowering plant in its truest form is native to every county in Virginia and most of the United States and Canada. My garden is home to its cousin, Moonbeam coreopsis,...