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  • Give soil a deep till before replanting

    Give soil a deep till before replanting
    Question: Spider mites and thrips have affected my annuals and I plan to remove them from the garden and replant. Is there anything I should do to the soil? Answer: Once a food source is removed most insect pests rapidly decline. Removing the plants...
  • Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: A world without monarch butterflies?

    Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: A world without monarch butterflies?
    Monarch butterflies are plentiful and seem to be everywhere, so we take it for granted that they will always be here. However, precipitous declines in monarch populations have been reported. Soon they could be hanging out with the passenger pigeon and...
  • Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays

    Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays
    Holiday open houses are inspirational in many ways. They get you in the spirit of the season and pick up decorating ideas you can use at home. And, you get to know a little more about the histories behind the homes. December offers the opportunity to do...
  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
  • November: Coreopsis leavenworthii

    November: Coreopsis  leavenworthii
    Go wild for coreopsis leavenworthii, also known as leavenworth's tickseed. November's plant of the month also is Florida's official wildflower. This sunny-faced bloomer produces abundant 1-inch yellow blooms with chocolate centers. As with most...
  • Tips: How to Make the Holiday Season Easy on the Environment

    As fall turns into winter, askHRgreen.org turns its thoughts to hearth, home and how to make the approaching holiday season easy on the environment. Here are some helpful reminders to sustain you from Thanksgiving through the New Year and beyond. Make a...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Meet beneficial flower flies that like asters; and bad black swallow-wort that threatens monarchs

    Kathy Van Mullekom: Meet beneficial flower flies that like asters; and bad black swallow-wort that threatens monarchs
    My pollinator garden filled with fall-flowering goldenrods, black-eyed Susan and asters hums with late-season insects. That's the way it's supposed to work, according to Helen Hamilton. She's author of "Wildflowers and Grasses of Virginia's Coastal...
  • Weed-infested garden requires time, patience — and mulch

    Weed-infested garden requires time, patience — and mulch
    We bought a house with several large flower beds that had not been tended for many years. They are overgrown with bindweed, burdock, thistle and other weeds. Once we get the weeds out, what low-cost approaches can we use to deter weeds while we build up...
  • Be careful with leaf removal over grass seedlings

    Be careful with leaf removal over grass seedlings
    My new grass seedlings are very thin and fragile. Now tree leaves are falling on them. How can I remove leaves without disturbing the seedlings? Will they grow under the leaves? I don't want to walk on the grass yet. Falling leaves are one reason why it...
  • December plant of the month: Coontie grows slow and low

    December plant of the month: Coontie grows slow and low
    Coontie, or Zamia floridana, is an outstanding ornamental shrub that grows slow and low. December's plant of the month makes a great focal point in garden beds. This native cycad features long-stemmed, fernlike foliage that sprout brown cones at the...
  • Home-garden news for Nov. 6: Flower show, country hayride, beekeeping and more

    There are several upcoming home, garden events across the region. Mark your calendars for the following events being held from Saturday, Nov. 8 through Tuesday, Nov. 18: •Camellia Show and Plant Sale. Saturday, Nov. 8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. People may...