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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • December plant of the month: Coontie grows slow and low

    December plant of the month: Coontie grows slow and low
    Coontie, or Zamia floridana, is an outstanding ornamental shrub that grows slow and low. December's plant of the month makes a great focal point in garden beds. This native cycad features long-stemmed, fernlike foliage that sprout brown cones at the...
  • Garden walks yield ideas for winterbound gardeners

    Garden walks yield ideas for winterbound gardeners
    Stroll into the garden at this time of year and you'll need not only warm winter clothes, but also a good imagination. Instead, grab a mug of hot chocolate, find a cozy chair and take a walk down memory lane with these special gardens that we visited this...
  • Dorothy E. Marvel, librarian

    Dorothy E. Marvel, librarian
    Dorothy E. Marvel, a retired librarian and inveterate gardener, died of ovarian cancer Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 84. The daughter of August Carl Winterstein, an electrician, and Julia Emre Winterstein, the former Dorothy Eleanor...
  • Home's history gallops back to 1886 Kentucky Derby winner

    SACRAMENTO Strolling through the park-like 2-acre grounds of the gorgeous Carmichael home, a visitor walked past rose gardens, magnolia trees, towering elms, tall wisteria, recently pruned hydrangeas, leafy vines climbing up trellises and covering a...
  • Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: How to protect your palms

    Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: How to protect your palms
    Palms are the icons of sunny South Florida. Even though their growth is seemingly simple, appropriate horticulture is vital for the survival of your green giants. However, many gardeners struggle with trimming, fertilizing, spraying and potting. Here...
  • Little San Juan County takes on GMO goliaths

    Maybe not since the Pig War has a San Juan Islands farmer caused such a rhubarb. Of course, that little 19th century border dispute didn't get a lot of press beyond the swirling kelp beds of Rosario Strait. The only casualty was when American farmer...
  • Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays

    Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays
    Holiday open houses are inspirational in many ways. They get you in the spirit of the season and pick up decorating ideas you can use at home. And, you get to know a little more about the histories behind the homes. December offers the opportunity to do...