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  • Dorothy E. Marvel, librarian

    Dorothy E. Marvel, librarian
    Dorothy E. Marvel, a retired librarian and inveterate gardener, died of ovarian cancer Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 84. The daughter of August Carl Winterstein, an electrician, and Julia Emre Winterstein, the former Dorothy Eleanor...
  • Home and garden briefs for Dec. 4: Christmas is the time for decorated home tours

    The historic plantations along the James River aren't the only homes decorated and open for holiday touring. Here's a list of some Christmas home tours that are within an easy drive from the Peninsula. Reservations are required for some of the tours,...
  • Repotting baby amaryllis bulbs could yield more blooms

    Repotting baby amaryllis bulbs could yield more blooms
    Should I remove the new bulbs [babies] from an amaryllis when repotting? Mine has three small bulbs coming off the main one. You will probably get more blooms if you remove the bulblets. Plant them in separate pots and, in a few years, the babies will...
  • Easy To Grow Florida Onions

    Easy To Grow Florida Onions
    Most of us use onions in some form. You may fry them to add to meat dishes, cut them into salads, or use them as a topping for pizzas. Some eat them as springers and whole onions too. Think how many onions you have been buying that could be grown in...
  • A well-spotted opportunity, Potted celebrates its 10th year

     A well-spotted opportunity, Potted celebrates its 10th year
    For the nearly 10 years that Annette Gutierrez and Mary Gray have owned the Atwater Village garden store Potted, the women have built a reputation for having a distinctive eye for outdoor home décor and accessories. Now, in celebration of their 10th...
  • New books focus on the passion and pleasure of growing cut flowers and arranging seasonal materials

    Two Virginia gardening authors recently released new books, and both share their passion for seasonal material. One focuses on growing cut flowers for bouquets, while the other shows how to use simple blossoms and foliage to create eye-catching windowsill...
  • How to care for poinsettias year round

    How to care for poinsettias year round
    Last week I covered a variety of plants commonly displayed this time of year. I skipped poinsettias, one of the seasonal favorites. Keeping them alive for the season is reasonably easy; keeping them for next year requires time and effort. This month:...
  • Don't let droopy amaryllis leaves get you down

    Don't let droopy amaryllis leaves get you down
    Question: Amaryllis, which I am growing in the ground, have green leaves that are almost touching the soil. Should I cut those leaves back? Answer: Amaryllis won't mind their leaves touching or even flopping on the ground but you might. Do feel free...
  • Termites in your trees could be dangerous in multiple ways

    Termites in your trees could be dangerous in multiple ways
    What should we do for termites in the base of a cedar tree a few feet from our house? If the termite-infested wood is within 3 feet of the house, you should call in a pesticide company to treat the area. Remove the tree. If it is farther away but...
  • Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business

    Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business
    Wet weather kept Alberto Ortega from working most of last week — and he couldn't have been more pleased. "This rain is a blessing I was beginning to think I'd never see," the gardener said. In four decades of tending people's yards, this year...
  • Turn away pests to regain control of pepper plants

    Turn away pests to regain control of pepper plants
    Question: My peppers look horrible with curling leaves and brown tips. What is the cause and what can I use that is natural to obtain control? Answer: Growing good pepper plants has been difficult this fall due to an assortment of pests. Often mites,...