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Gardening

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  • Eastern Shore birding festival offers events for kids

    The 2014 Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival this weekend offers plenty for adult birders to see and do. This year, organizers have added activities for kids. The Children's Outdoor Exploration Exhibit is Saturday at Kiptopeke State Park. "The...
  • Retail Therapy: Cut down on water consumption

    Drought intolerant: The Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., will partner with NBC4's Crystal Egger, Vikki Vargas and Fritz Coleman to host a public discussion about how to save water during the regional drought from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct....
  • Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs

    Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs
    For thousands of years, drying was the only way to keep herbs from spoiling. Try it yourself—it's easy, inexpensive and, when you do it at home, requires no chemical additives. Getting Started It's important to harvest herbs at the right time....
  • Fall Color Puts An End To Summer For Northern Residents

    Fall Color Puts An End To Summer For Northern Residents
    While Florida residents are planting their gardens, our northern neighbors are finishing their harvests. This is what we found at Beach Plum Farm, a community garden site, in Ogunquit, Maine during a trip to check the fall color and garden displays. Few...
  • Grants boost open space projects

    Grants boost open space projects
    From promoting the use of alternative modes of transportation to the restoration of a bird pond in a historical park, communities across northern Illinois are using funds received through Green Region grants to preserve, promote and restore open spaces....
  • New Lenox community rebuilds brothers' home

    New Lenox community rebuilds brothers' home
    From the outside, the little white house looked abandoned. Set back from the quiet residential road and surrounded by towering trees, the place was the picture of neglect, with crooked front steps, a broken railing and a door that had been hung upside...
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Select a category that interests you. Some organizations require you to register or contact an event coordinator prior to volunteering. Use the contact information provided. -------------------- Working with the elderly...
  • Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses

    Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses
    Fall puts on its finery when the ornamental grasses appear — their plumes shimmering and shining in the autumn sun. Ornamental grasses are also practical in the home garden because birds and small mammals like their small seeds while deer...
  • Work phosphorus thoroughly into soil to prevent runoff pollution

    Work phosphorus thoroughly into soil to prevent runoff pollution
    A soil test recommended adding a lot of phosphorus to my new shrub bed this spring. The soil was very low in phosphorus, and I worked it in well before planting. Should I add more this fall? It's good that you thoroughly worked the phosphorus into the...
  • On Gardening: Ornamental peppers spice up fall

    Whether you decorate for Oktoberfest, a local Scarecrow Festival, or just want to create a dazzling fall display, then Salsa Deep Orange is a must plant. This is one of several great ornamental peppers that can add spice to your landscape, mixed...
  • Home-Garden news for Oct. 2: Hampton Roads Solar Tour, Homearama in Suffolk and upcoming events

    Home-Garden news for Oct. 2: Hampton Roads Solar Tour, Homearama in Suffolk and upcoming events
    The 2014 Hampton Roads Solar Tour takes place this weekend across the region. The tour is a free, self-guided tour of 26 residential and commercial sites featuring solar power and green technologies, according to a release from HRSolarTour.com....