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Gardening

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  • New plants for 2015: There's a lot for gardeners to love

     New plants for 2015: There's a lot for gardeners to love
    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...
  • On Gardening: No question about it, this butterfly is a stunner

    On Gardening: No question about it, this butterfly is a stunner
    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...
  • Home and garden briefs for Jan. 22: Mark your calendar for these upcoming gardening events

    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...
  • 01/26: New businesses

    01/26: New businesses
    Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida; data collected by Market Force Corp. of Newtown Square, Pa. Lake Twin Line Enterprises LLC,10123 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, 34788. Advanced...
  • Flowers, food and fashion part of garden club's symposium in Colonial Williamsburg

    Flowers, food and fashion part of garden club's symposium in Colonial Williamsburg
    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....
  • 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...
  • Marilyn Alaimo, bond trader and longtime volunteer, dies at 83

    Marilyn Alaimo, bond trader and longtime volunteer, dies at 83
    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...
  • Expert tips on orchid-growing for beginners

    Expert tips on orchid-growing for beginners
    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...
  • Home Gardener Day workshops Jan. 19 explore power of different gardening styles

    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...
  • How to pamper African violets in winter

    How to pamper African violets in winter
    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...