| Mar 8, 2015
Spring is all about growing — not just plants, but your gardening skills, too.
One of your best bets for growing a greener thumb is the March 21 Horticultural Extravaganza, sponsored by the York County/Poquoson Virginia Cooperative Extension...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:46 AM
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is growing in new directions.
The 2015 edition of the popular annual event kicks off Wednesday, and Disney World visitors may spot new locations for blooms and plant life. And they may get lessons in...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:23 PM
Los Angeles has so many scruffy, unmanicured median and parkway strips that I've thought about having a contest to name the ugliest.
But there's a median in Atwater Village that draws attention for another reason: It's not an eyesore, it's really nice,...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Question: We received a gift of an in-bloom phalaenopsis orchid that seems to be in a very small container. Should it be transplanted to a larger container now or should we wait until later?
Answer: Why not enjoy the blooms that could continue for a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:33 PM
If the plant-care anecdotes are true, then this country is practically teeming with serial killers — of orchids. Try as we may, entranced as we may be by their delicate beauty at the Jewel or at a flower shop, we get them home and, well, soon enough...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:48 PM
Average temperatures: High 74, low 51
Rainfall: 2.35 inches
Average last frost date: Feb. 15.
1. Moon phases
•Full moon: Feb. 3
•Last quarter: Feb. 11
•New moon: Feb. 18
•First quarter: Feb. 25
| Feb 7, 2015
| 12:50 PM
Question: I have always been told to prune my roses in mid-February. Why at this time of the year?
Answer: Roses continue to produce growth and a few flowers during the winter months but this is not their most productive time. Also, after a year of good...
| Jan 25, 2015
Scenic Virginia is all about its name — preserving, protecting and promoting the state's beauty.
In early February, the nonprofit organization partners with the Garden Club of Virginia Symposium held at Colonial Williamsburg to do just that....
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:59 AM
Question: Many crape myrtles are being pruned back now but I thought the best time was early spring. When should we start pruning and how far back should they be trimmed?
Answer: Driving through local neighborhoods there appears there are no firm...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:46 AM
Groundhog Day is just over a week away, but regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil and Connecticut's Chuckles see their shadows or not, signs of spring in February and March are hard to find.
Outdoors, that is. Inside, it's another story.
| Jan 3, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Question: Spider mites and thrips have affected my annuals and I plan to remove them from the garden and replant. Is there anything I should do to the soil?
Answer: Once a food source is removed most insect pests rapidly decline. Removing the plants...