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Gardening

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  • Build a raised garden bed

    Gardening continues to be a favorite pastime, and more gardeners are discovering that raised beds make it easier. What's not to like about bringing plants to a higher level so you don't have to bend down and work on your knees? You can grow flowers, herbs...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Third Grade Gardeners At Union School In Farmington

    At Union School in Farmington, third graders weeded and planted flowers around their school in late May. "I felt proud being able to plant around the school so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful flowers," said third grader Emma Ellis. "I love...
  • Try some of these shade-loving plants

    I've been describing the options for the shade garden over the last few columns. Here are a few more that have survived in the shady sections of our yard. Tiarella or foamflower is native to North America and Asia. It is a small plant with heart-shaped...
  • Summer Vegetables Growing In Berlin Community Gardens

    BERLIN — Almost all of the 34 plots in the town's half-acre community garden are assigned and under cultivation, a sure sign that summer is coming. The tilled soil of the planting beds in the fenced-in patch on the former Scheer Farm is proof of...
  • The Earleses aren't going anywhere

     The Earleses aren't going anywhere
    Gerald Earles' son stopped by to visit him a few days ago and told him, once again, that it was time to move. Pop, his son admonished, you need to live somewhere more suitable for folks your age, a place where you can look out and see ducks, a pond,...
  • On Gardening: Shoal Creek Vitex dazzles for weeks with the rarest blue in the landscape

    Oh my gosh, if you aren't growing the Shoal Creek Vitex you are missing the opportunity to add rare iridescent blue color to the landscape like few other plants can do. I've written about vitex for years but the award winning Shoal Creek has to be the...
  • Home & garden briefs: Adopt a clean-up spot in June

    Throughout June, the city of Newport News is running a Keep Newport News Litter-Free campaign. The idea, said Kim Lee, a city spokeswoman, is for residents, businesses, churches, neighborhoods and civic groups to host their own community clean-up...
  • Some Like It Hot Summer Garden Vegetables

    Some Like It Hot Summer Garden Vegetables
    Some vegetables don’t mind the heat and in fact need it to produce a crop. One favorite has to be the sweet potato. This vegetable is so easy to grow that everyone should have a planting like mine that just went in the ground. Your next crop can...
  • Garden your way to nutrition

     Garden your way to nutrition
    Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post is from dietetic intern Rebecca Smith. Everyone needs an excuse to get outside this time of year, and what better way to enjoy the outdoors...
  • Letter: The grass doesn't need to be greener

    I agree with all the letters in Mailbag pointing out the negatives of leaf blowers. Even those who accept the noise, dust and carbon emissions the blowers create often admit they are a necessary evil. The argument is that human-powered alternatives...
  • Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters

    Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters
    Chloe Aguilar was on her way to jujitsu class inside the Villa-Parke Community Center in northwest Pasadena, but she had to stop and water the corn at the courtyard entrance first. Chloe, 11, is a gardener at Villa-Parke's new community garden, where...