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Gardening

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  • Living Smart: Easy projects to spruce up your lanscaping

    Having a mid-summer's dream of better landscaping? Here are three easy projects to help realize your vision: Mulch makeover: Fresh mulch will liven up your flowerbeds and areas around trees. Landscapers and garden centers sell mulch in bulk or by the...
  • Home-Garden briefs: Design contest, butterflies, hummingbirds, native plants and rain barrels

    Home-Garden briefs: Design contest, butterflies, hummingbirds, native plants and rain barrels
    Enter to win $5K in design contest Feeling inspired? Give your home a spruce up for under $100 using ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, then enter ScotchBlue's Home Contest. Channel your home design creativity this summer by submitting your home refresh...
  • The Ubiquitous Wood Sorrels

     
    The growing conditions in our area this spring and early summer have been just wonderful for various weed species which have been, well, “growing like weeds” as the old cliché goes! One of the more vigorous groups has been the......
  • Sarah Hess gives back to low-income families

    Sarah Hess gives back to low-income families
    For as long as Sarah Hess can remember, she has been an advocate for children in need. "My mom, Mary Hess, was a teacher, and my dad (the late G. Alfred Hess Jr.) was a school reformer here in Chicago," says Hess, 29. "There was a layer of social...
  • Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area

    LEHIGH COUNTY AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION will offer its Ultimate Camp Experience for children with asthma, July 19-20 at Camp Fowler in Orefield. Free to ages 7-12. Campers participate in activities while learning to manage their disease. Trained medical...
  • Closer look should reveal more than ant-mold enemy for gardenia

    Question: A gardenia growing in a container is covered with a black mold. Ants appear to be spreading the mold. What can I do to control both? Answer: Look closely and you are likely to find more than ants and sooty mold on your gardenia. A soft scale...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Beneficial bumblebees pollinate many plants, including native spiderwort; but beware the not-so-nice perilla

    Today, for the monthly introduction to an insect, native plant and invasive plant, you meet the nice native plant spiderwort and the not-so-nice perilla. You'll also meet the beneficial bumblebee. Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen...
  • Some more invasive plants: trumpet vine, milkweed

    Q: Last week's column on aggressive or invasive plants really interested me, especially since I have a monster known as the trumpet vine. I planted one in my garden years ago and have regretted it ever since; every year more and more of them invade my...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • Hillstown Grange offers garden tips and two contests

    After enjoying a salad of fresh greens and other vegetables from Hillstown Grange members' gardens, talk at the group's recent meeting turned to the benefits of growing your own food and the best methods for doing so. The Hillstown Grange 87 in East...
  • Home, garden tidbits: Ask a gardener, combat mosquitos

     Home, garden tidbits: Ask a gardener, combat mosquitos
    Upcoming home, garden events •Ask a Master Gardener in the Garden. Monday, July 7 and Thursday, July 24. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Join the Newport News Master Gardeners during their work day in the Grin and Grow Garden at Riverview Farm Park. Master...