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Gardening

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  • Backyard makeover in Newport News extends daytime enjoyment, relaxation

     Backyard makeover in Newport News extends daytime enjoyment, relaxation
    Last year, Michael and Suzanne Naler won a landscape makeover for their backyard in Newport News, courtesy of Landscapes by Eric Bailey of York County. Before the $10,000 redo, the yard was bland, according to the Nalers. They won the prize at a 2014...
  • Understanding how to manage animal manure

    Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the most common way to add nutrients to the soil, but animal manure is good too, if you can find and transport it. Unless applied properly, however, it can kill edible crops and cause serious gastrointestinal...
  • Professional soil test can unearth key information about your yard

     Professional soil test can unearth key information about your yard
    As you’re planning the spring garden, don’t just think about the trees you’ll plant, the colorful flowers you’ll enjoy and the tomatoes you’ll be eating. Think about the soil that will support and nurture them. A...
  • Florida flower festivals in bloom this spring

    Florida flower festivals in bloom this spring
    What better way to celebrate spring and its beautiful blossoms than with a garden party? Florida is ready with multiple floral fests to greet the spring. Here are some noteworthy ones to consider for your next getaway –so you can stop and smell...
  • 'Allergy-Fighting Garden' plants solutions for those with allergies, asthma

     'Allergy-Fighting Garden' plants solutions for those with allergies, asthma
    Thomas Leo Ogren's war on allergy-triggering plants spans almost three decades. Ogren has seen grown men laid low by a sniff of a flower, taken chain saws to allergenic male yew pines, and burned out the motors of electric typewriters trying to get...
  • On Gardening: Succulents are rock stars of the container stage

    The succulent frenzy looks to continue as we head into spring, and if you are not on the bandwagon yet, you have been missing one of the hottest trends of the last five years. This trend has turned designing mixed containers on its head as it has...
  • Tips: 4 projects for a make-at-home DIY night of fun

    Tips: 4 projects for a make-at-home DIY night of fun
    It is reported that more than 20 million Americans experience varying levels of winter depression. With shorter daylight hours, stress from post-holiday bills and a desire to hibernate until spring, you may be looking for a few ways to break out of your...
  • To get rid of flies indoors, eliminate their breeding ground

    To get rid of flies indoors, eliminate their breeding ground
    For months we have had flies in our home about the size of fruit flies but more boxy looking. Neither fumigation nor large amounts of gunk-digesting gel and bleach down the drain have eradicated them. We have looked in vain for rotting food sources...
  • Six Steps to Successful Roses

    Six Steps to Successful Roses
    It’s a symbol of love, our national flower and one of the most popular plants for the home landscape. You probably guessed it’s the rose. While most gardeners admit having a love affair with roses, many also say they have problems keeping them...
  • Lucky bamboo: A fortuitous plant for Chinese New Year

    Lucky bamboo: A fortuitous plant for Chinese New Year
    Lucky bamboo is not bamboo at all — though it bears an uncanny resemblance. Rather it's a plant called Dracaena sanderiana. As for whether it's lucky, that pretty much depends on you. Or does it? Growers and retailers are certainly doing what...
  • On Gardening: Flash Mobs in your garden

    You may associate flash mobs with dazzling music performances in the least-expected public places, but now you had better get used to sizzling displays of Flash Mobs in the gardens. It's been a couple of years since the stunning Flash Mob Bluerific...