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Gardening

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Buy native plants at Mounts Botanical Garden sale

    Buy native plants at Mounts Botanical Garden sale
    Buy native plants and wander the beautiful grounds at Mounts Botanical Garden's fall plant sale. The 20th annual "More Than a ... Fall Plant Sale & Hibiscus Show" is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in West Palm Beach. The...
  • 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...
  • Cyclamen mites are killing her African violets

    Cyclamen mites are killing her African violets
    Q: I am hoping you can give me a diagnosis on my ailing African violets. All of them were doing fine and then suddenly last winter 90 percent of them developed something at the crown. None of the existing leaves died, but after a few months no leaves...
  • Visions of crafts and cookies swirl at Boca Garden Club's 'Holiday House' Nov. 14-16

    Visions of crafts and cookies swirl at Boca Garden Club's 'Holiday House' Nov. 14-16
    The Boca Raton Garden Club will host its “Holiday House” bazaar fundraiser Nov. 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its newly renovated clubhouse and gardens. The annual “Holiday House”...
  • Best bets in and around the western suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the western suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events. Trunk-or-Treat in Darien St....
  • Guide to Morton Arboretum: Seeing the forest and the trees

    Guide to Morton Arboretum: Seeing the forest and the trees
    Along one of the miles and miles of footpath at The Morton Arboretum, I stopped on a recent Monday to soak in the scene. The forest floor was a bright yellow carpet. Above me, more leaves, yellow and orange and green, still clung to their makers. The...
  • Home-garden news for Oct. 30: Recycle used electronics; earn about vines and annuals at horticultural event

    How vines can become a focal point in gardens is the topic of the next meeting of the Hampton Roads Horticultural Society. The speaker, Mick Andruczyk, is a Chesapeake Extension Agent, said a society spokeswoman. "Mike's discussion will group vines by...
  • Fall-planted spring-flowering bulbs bring a dose of good health to you and your garden

    Fall-planted spring-flowering bulbs bring a dose of good health to you and your garden
    Much is written about the good-health powers of gardening. Gardening's physical activities – mowing, weeding, planting and raking – exercise muscles, burn calories and reduce stress. "Gardening is one of the best stress-relieving...