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  • Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia

     Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia
    During the holidays, southern magnolia trees are prized plants because their glossy, long-lasting leaves can be used to create fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces. In spring, these same trees produce flowers with a fresh lemon scent,...
  • How to care for poinsettias year round

    How to care for poinsettias year round
    Last week I covered a variety of plants commonly displayed this time of year. I skipped poinsettias, one of the seasonal favorites. Keeping them alive for the season is reasonably easy; keeping them for next year requires time and effort. This month:...
  • Repotting baby amaryllis bulbs could yield more blooms

    Repotting baby amaryllis bulbs could yield more blooms
    Should I remove the new bulbs [babies] from an amaryllis when repotting? Mine has three small bulbs coming off the main one. You will probably get more blooms if you remove the bulblets. Plant them in separate pots and, in a few years, the babies will...
  • On Gardening: A holly jolly Christmas for you and the birds

    We are definitely going to have a Holly Jolly Christmas in our garden this year, and you can too for years to come. For us this is one of the great perks of being an old USDA Plant Introduction Station followed by more research conducted by the University...
  • Birding column: Yellow-rumped Warblers are quite tolerant, curious and plentiful in Hampton Roads

    Lifting my binoculars, I hold my breath and crane my neck to see the bird who just landed in the Wax Myrtle. My birding friend "pishes" repeatedly. "Is that a..." "Yes, yes, I think it is," replies my birding friend in between "pishing." We give...
  • Seal cracks in your home to keep out overwintering ladybugs

    Seal cracks in your home to keep out overwintering ladybugs
    A crowd of ladybugs are huddled in the same corner of my dining room ceiling that they huddled in last year. Why did they return to that spot and how can I discourage this? The multicolored Asian lady beetles were introduced to eat pest insects. They do...
  • Pomfret farmer earns CT Grange recognition

    Erika Marczak stood at the end of a table filled with her Abington Grown produce at the Killingly Grange Winter Farmers' Market on Nov. 8. Bunches of thick fall carrots, huge red and golden beets, mounds of red potatoes and a colorful variety of squash...
  • Home and garden briefs for Dec. 4: Christmas is the time for decorated home tours

    The historic plantations along the James River aren't the only homes decorated and open for holiday touring. Here's a list of some Christmas home tours that are within an easy drive from the Peninsula. Reservations are required for some of the tours,...
  • Your gardening checklist for December

    Your gardening checklist for December
    There's plenty you can do for your garden this month. Check it out! Water it: It's officially the dry season. Run those sprinklers regularly (check with your municipality for water conservation rules), and inspect heads and pipes for good coverage....
  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
  • California law supports letting owners grow vegetables

    Question: I live on Social Security alone. It is a small fixed amount. After I pay my homeowner association assessments, mortgage, insurance and utilities, I have little money left for much else. After watching my neighbor, who is a renter, grow his own...