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Gardening

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  • Insecticides offer sago's best defense against cycad scale

    Insecticides offer sago's best defense against cycad scale
    Question: My sagos have a white, scale-like infestation and I don't seem to have a remedy. Could you possibly tell me what the critters are and how to treat them? Answer: Hardly a Florida sago has been missed by cycad scale, a very small insect that...
  • In praise of ancient fruit -- our historic pears with 12 recipes

    In praise of ancient fruit -- our historic pears with 12 recipes
    We make a lot of fuss over heirloom peach varieties that date back to the 1960s and tomatoes that go back as far as the 1930s. But did you know that the Bartlett pear, that standard California grocery store fruit, actually dates back to the 1770s?...
  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Bonds formed, crops grown at Newport News community garden

    NEWPORT NEWS — Since the city's community garden opened in 2011, Pat and Kenny Clark have looked to the garden for fresh produce, exercise and new friends. "We had everything planted by the 10th of May, and picked our first tomato June 14," said...
  • A gardening gadget that's easy to store

    The growing season is just a memory, but it's not too early to start planning for next year. Heck, if you have houseplants, you won't even have to wait until next year. That preparation can go beyond what vegetables and flowers to plant and on to new...
  • Virginia Living Museum hosts native plant sale

    Virginia Living Museum hosts native plant sale
    The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News will host its annual fall native plant sale for two weekends, beginning Saturday, Sept. 20. “Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate Tidewater's weather and serve as...
  • Giant ragweed is just as bad for allergies as its common form

    Giant ragweed is just as bad for allergies as its common form
    A plant shot up about 6 feet in our yard recently. I never saw flowers, but the seeds remind me of ragweed. The leaf is not lacy like ragweed, though. It looks more like a stork footprint. What am I dealing with? There is a bumper crop of ragweed this...
  • Home-Garden new for 9/18: Newport News contractor wins award for patio design

    J.T. Hale of Newport News-based Atlantis Patios recently won the Hardscape Hero award for a patio he designed and built in Richmond. In a news release about the award, Sonja Bicanic, spokeswoman for Virginia Creative Group, described the patio. "His...
  • Hillstown Grange Fair highlights East Hartford's agricultural roots

    The National Grange has been a part of America's rural and agricultural history for 147 years, and puts traditional family values, leadership and volunteerism are at the forefront of its activities. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Hillstown Grange in East...
  • Long Reach homeowner has a deep-rooted love of stormwater protection

    Long Reach homeowner has a deep-rooted love of stormwater protection
    Maintaining an environmentally friendly landscape at her family's home in Long Reach comes as second nature to Janine Pollack, who loves gardening and the outdoors. The pluses, some obvious and some not, are numerous. They include the inherent...
  • Berry bushes move to the patio

    Berry bushes move to the patio
    The evolution of the berry bush continues. Once large and untamed, berry bushes are becoming smaller and are now being adapted for new uses, including as ornamentals. Steve Raczak of Twixwood Nursery in Berrien Springs, Mich., says that the increasing...