| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:07 PM
What's that rosy glow in the distance? It's the dawn of a new gardening year! The long trudge of winter may seem to go on forever, but the days are getting longer and it's time to start dreaming and planning.
Here are some bright new plants you may want...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Just before the first cold weather of fall I saw a butterfly on one of our large oaks. I knew what it was from across our cottage garden, it was a Question Mark. When I showed the photo to a couple of staffers, it was like eyes were opened up for the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:27 PM
February and March will bring several shows and exhibitions to the area. Mark your calendar so you won't miss these upcoming events:
•Friday-Sunday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Virginia Flower and Garden Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia...
| Jan 26, 2015
Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida; data collected by Market Force Corp. of Newtown Square, Pa.
Twin Line Enterprises LLC,10123 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, 34788.
| 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 14, 2015
| 6:56 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:34 PM
When Marilyn Alaimo took a job with Northern Trust Co. in Chicago in 1954, it wasn't to answer phone calls.
Mrs. Alaimo, a product of Harvard University's Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration, was the one making the calls, "one of the...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Orchid blooms are beloved by many, but they can intimidate budding gardeners.
Joan Connors, who was retired greenhouse manager of the American Orchid Society, has a few tips to help beginners keep plants healthy, happy and blooming.
"I love growing...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:16 PM
When all is dormant and brown outdoors, moss can be very much alive and green.
Look around moist spots in your yard or nearby woods and you will likely find a patch of bright green moss.
Gently lift some of that pretty patch and transplant pieces into...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:40 PM
One plant that deserves attention during the winter is the African violet (Saintpaulia). The plant originally came from Africa, growing in the higher elevations of the tropics. Beautiful and easy to grow, African violets are a perennial windowsill...