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Gardening

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  • Epcot flower fest in growth mode, new topiaries include 'Frozen' royals

    Epcot flower fest in growth mode, new topiaries include 'Frozen' royals
    The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is growing in new directions. The 2015 edition of the popular annual event kicks off Wednesday, and Disney World visitors may spot new locations for blooms and plant life. And they may get lessons in...
  • A Master Gardener's advice on growing your green thumb

    Patricia Foster considers the garden “a lifelong learning laboratory.” As a master gardener at the University of Maryland Extension’s Baltimore City office for almost 15 years and the program’s former president, she recently sat...
  • 5 tips for eco-friendly gardening

    5 tips for eco-friendly gardening
    As the season approaches for cleaning up flowerbeds and planting vegetable gardens, you may love the idea of all the blooms or produce you’ll create but dread the annual fight for control over weeds. There’s no need to go wild on chemicals...
  • Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: Small trees for small spaces

    Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: Small trees for small spaces
    "The true meaning of life is to plant trees," begins Nelson Henderson's immortal quote. While we don't all have the space to plant what may become arboreal giants, there are many trees that are happy to stay compact and relatively small, a perfect...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...