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Gardening

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  • On Gardening: No question about it, this butterfly is a stunner

    On Gardening: No question about it, this butterfly is a stunner
    Just before the first cold weather of fall I saw a butterfly on one of our large oaks. I knew what it was from across our cottage garden, it was a Question Mark. When I showed the photo to a couple of staffers, it was like eyes were opened up for the...
  • Meet the Tiny House Family, other experts during Coastal Virginia Home & Garden Show

    Meet the Tiny House Family, other experts during Coastal Virginia Home & Garden Show
    When you look in your closets, cupboards and cubbies and shake your head at all the stuff you own and the dollars it cost you, you may think it would be lovely to live with less — much less. The Tiny House Family does just that – they cook,...
  • Home and garden briefs for Jan. 22: Mark your calendar for these upcoming gardening events

    February and March will bring several shows and exhibitions to the area. Mark your calendar so you won't miss these upcoming events: •Friday-Sunday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Virginia Flower and Garden Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia...
  • Cape Town bursts with blooms during its spring wildflower show

    Cape Town bursts with blooms during its spring wildflower show
    When I visited Cape Town in September, the tree buds were exploding, and golden-green blades were popping up in the pavement cracks. The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, so as Angelenos are lamenting the onset of fire weather, those...
  • Law aids renters who wish to grow edible plants

    Law aids renters who wish to grow edible plants
    Question: I rent a condo and have noticed several owners growing vegetables and herbs in planters at their front doors and balconies and those with single-family homes gardening in their backyards. Can I grow vegetables too, and how would I go about...
  • Get ready to prune trees and shrubs in February

    February usually is the perfect time for some winter pruning. Avoid pruning trees that ooze a heavy sap when cut in late winter/early spring. Wait until summer or fall to cut maples, dogwoods, elms and walnuts, for example. Remember that anything that...
  • Seeds of summer bring joy to winter

    Seeds of summer bring joy to winter
    Steve Bender remembers Januaries in his University of Maryland horticulture classes when all the students could be seen carrying garden catalogs for the new season. "It was like carrying spring around with you, all those beautiful pictures," said...
  • Rodale Institute, Allentown to open two farmers' markets in city

    Gardening in a city like Allentown can be challenging: the soil may not be suitable, water and sunlight may not be accessible and space may be limited. But the Rodale Institute, the Maxatawny Township nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming...
  • A splitting tree trunk can have many causes

    A splitting tree trunk can have many causes
    Can you tell me why the trunk of our weeping mulberry is splitting? It is 14 years old and has been moved twice. We treated it for fungus last summer. We are in zone 7a [on the U.S. Department of Agriculture map] and haven't had any big swings in...
  • See three dozen trees at Greenbriar Park's arboretum

    Gardeners and homeowners can boost their horticultural knowledge at Wellington's new arboretum. Also known as Greenbriar Park's tree and shrub identification area, nearly three dozen native Florida species are on display. A meandering path loops...
  • Praying mantis egg cases on your Christmas tree could pose problems

    Praying mantis egg cases on your Christmas tree could pose problems
    We found a praying mantis egg case on our Christmas tree. Will it freeze if we put it outside or should we keep it in a terrarium till spring? Your warm house will cause the eggs to hatch prematurely, and you will have tiny and cute, but fragile,...