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Gardening

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  • Birding column: Birds Shift as Seasons Change

    Birding column: Birds Shift as Seasons Change
    If you've traveled by plane lately you know it isn't always pleasant. We complain about diminishing amenities and security lines. Car travel can be just as frustrating with traffic jams and poor road conditions. Imagine if you had to make a trek across...
  • Bulletin Board

    Friday Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club, meets every Friday, noon-1 p.m., Duffy's Sports Grill, 4746 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, corner of Hypoluxo Road and Congress Ave. Learn to become a better public speaker and communicator. Visit...
  • Expert offers tips on growing fruit trees in the home garden

    Do you have a "green thumb" for gardening, but feel daunted by planting and caring for fruit trees? Experts say it's really not that difficult to learn the basics, and the results can be bountiful and even artistic. Given the right conditions, you could...
  • Mum's not the only word for fall planting

    Mum's not the only word for fall planting
    Fall isn't just for mums anymore. Those round mounds of yellow, rust or purple are a poor way to celebrate the luxurious Mid-Atlantic fall — and ease a gardener's itch to plant something. Now is the time to refresh decorative garden pots with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Fall plant sales are for shopping for new trees, shrubs and perennials, especially beneficial native species

    I recently groomed my perennial garden, cutting back leggy perennials and removing dying or dead foliage. Many flowers are left to produce seeds for songbirds to enjoy this fall. In November, I will totally clean my perennial garden, so the bed's few...
  • 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...