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Gardening

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  • Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden, benefit insects

    Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden,  benefit insects
    Camellias are plants with benefits — they add pops of flower color in the winter garden and help feed pollinating insects that emerge on warm winter days. "Camellias belong in the home landscape because they are attractive, evergreen shrubs that...
  • Italy's Giusti Garden is a magical mix of chaos and order

    Italy's Giusti Garden is a magical mix of chaos and order
    A huge angry stone face looks down on visitors through giant spires of cypress trees at Giusti Garden. The intimidating mascherone was originally designed to breathe fire, probably the only thing that could make it more foreboding. It was just one of...
  • Smart socks, smart pacifier, smart ring: It's the Internet of Things

    Smart socks, smart pacifier, smart ring: It's the Internet of Things
    Will 2015 be the year of the connected pacifier, the almighty gesture-control ring or printable, edible cupcake frosting? Probably not, but I now feel less guilt-ridden about last year's endorsement of a slow cooker programmable and controllable by a...
  • Turn up the heat to get your eggplant blooming

    Turn up the heat to get your eggplant blooming
    Question: I have an eggplant more than 5 feet tall that has many blossoms but no fruit. I tried pollinating the blooms but they drop to the ground. What can I do to help the plant? Answer: If you could turn up the heat a little your plant would have...
  • Indoor gardening with air plants: Book's ideas may leave you breathless

    Indoor gardening with air plants: Book's ideas may leave you breathless
    Love plants but hate dirt? There's a whimsical burst of greenery that has your name on it. A native of rain forests, deserts and swamps, the air plant — officially, Tillandsia (tuh-LAND-zee-uh) — doesn't need soil. These plants absorb...
  • Epcot: 'Frozen' topiaries, mini-gardens to debut at Flower & Garden Fest

    Epcot: 'Frozen' topiaries, mini-gardens to debut at Flower & Garden Fest
    Anna, Elsa, Chip and Dale will occupy prime topiary real estate during the 2015  Epcot International Flower & Garden Fest, which debuts March 4. For the first time, "Frozen" figures will be captured in leafy form for the event. The royal sisters will be...
  • On Gardening: Aucuba is a berry good winter plant

    Berry season is a wonderful time of the year, and I'm not talking blackberries or strawberries. I am referring to the landscape plants like the aucuba loaded with large berries called drupes which are like nature's ornaments. The green and gold...
  • Home and garden briefs for Jan. 15: From winter garden care to horticultural classes and even a contest for kids, January offers plenty to see, do, learn

    Upcoming home, garden events •The Right Cut. Saturday, Jan. 17. 10 a.m. The James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will conduct a workshop to provide instruction on early winter tree care. The focus will be on both the basics of pruning...
  • Tips for a colorful winter garden that can brighten any frigid day

    Tips for a colorful winter garden that can brighten any frigid day
    I'm making plans for a winter garden to cheer me up next winter. Any thoughts? In a season of gray and brown, winter gardens add color, variety and action. Select shrubs and trees with year-round green or colored foliage, such as yellow or blue...
  • On Gardening: Japanese maples will warm your spirit in winter

    As I write this another polar vortex or its close cousin has much of the country in the cross-hairs so to speak. If you are like me these are the occasions for a little garden daydreaming to places where the azaleas, rhododendrons, redbuds and dogwoods...
  • Attract bees to garden by installing nesting block

    Attract bees to garden by installing nesting block
    One of my friends installed some kind of nesting blocks in her garden that she said would help attract native bees. I was wondering if this was worthwhile doing. If it is, I would like some tips on how to do this. — John Reynolds, Glenview...