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  • Mushroom growth inside likely means water problems

    Mushroom growth inside likely means water problems
    There is a mushroom-looking growth on my ceiling. It gets big and then the petals fall off. It looks like there is a hole there, which is silvery inside. When one mushroom disappears, another one or two come out. Any idea what to do? Mushrooms don't...
  • Home and garden briefs for Feb. 12: Learn about garden renovation and tree care

    The Hampton Roads Horticulture Society has two speakers scheduled for February and March that focus on the renovation and care of gardens and trees. First is "Garden Renovation," on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Dr. Laurie Fox "will encourage us to think...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 1 5K race The 20th annual 5K Penguin Pace will be held beginning at 7:45 a.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Proceeds support the Bain Center Council which sponsors a variety of health, educational, art, social and...
  • Garden planning starts at Hillstown Grange

    Members and friends of the Hillstown Grange #87 know it's never too early to start planning a spring garden. On Thursday, Jan. 22, the Grange held a Root Cellar Soups-N-Garden event, which started with a homemade soup dinner followed by a question-and-...
  • How to plant an edible garden with seeds from store-bought items

    For anyone who has wondered if it's worthwhile to plant the cloves of store-bought garlic that are starting to sprout, the answer is a yes, but a qualified yes. In general, buying seeds or plants that were intended to be grown for a garden harvest is...
  • As 'appropriate' gardening takes root, there's still room for 'wow'

    As 'appropriate' gardening takes root, there's still room for 'wow'
    It is perhaps both a blessing and a curse that Southern California has so many natural gifts — a blissfully temperate climate and accommodating soils — to offer the gardener. Early settlers undoubtedly looked at their new surroundings and...
  • New home appliances controlled by apps, sensors and the sun

    New home appliances controlled by apps, sensors and the sun
    From compact appliances to touchless toilets, today's home devices are designed for streamlined operations. And with homeowners spending more time than ever on their smartphones, designers are responding with apps that allow you to control such devices as...
  • York County community garden to open in March

    York County is opening its first community garden this March near the baseball fields at the York County Sports Complex off of Route 17. Residents may apply for a 10- by 12-foot plot for $15 or a 10- by 20-foot for $20. There are 47 plots and one plot...
  • Annual garden show plants seeds of fresh ideas for spring

    Annual garden show plants seeds of fresh ideas for spring
    Rita Jackson wasn’t dressed like the other vendors at the annual garden show Saturday — not with sparkly purple wings and a crown of leaves in her hair. “When I was a little girl, I always enjoyed dressing up as a fairy,” the...
  • Houseplant TLC: Book shows beginners how indoor plants can grow on you

    Houseplant TLC: Book shows beginners how indoor plants can grow on you
    There's a lot to be said for growing indoor plants. There's the beauty of a fern with its delicate fronds, or an African violet with a cluster of vibrant flowers. Some, like jasmine, add fragrance to a room. Others, like ivy, can adorn a windowsill with...
  • Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health

    Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health
    Sure, it's still cold and gray. But late winter is prime time to get outdoors for one gardening task: pruning shrubs. "You can see the structure more clearly without leaves," says Patrick Kelsch, collections supervisor at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle....