| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Tropicals will be hot this gardening season.
Forgive the pun, but growers and garden centers are responding to a demand from homeowners for the luxurious foliage and lipstick colors of plants more suited to the South.
And they are offering much more...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:33 AM
UPDATE: This bill passed a House subcommittee
Bills in the General Assembly would provide a $200 tax credit for beekeepers for each hive they maintain.
While it may sound kooky, Virginia’s bees are in trouble. The number of hives in the state have...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:50 PM
I live in a condo. On the fourth floor. We don't get many wild critters roaming around our rooftop deck except for a squirrel, chimney swifts, crows, hornets, bumblebees, maybe a butterfly, or two. However, if I lived in the wilds of, say, Simsbury, I...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Researchers at San Francisco University have found a potential new threat facing honeybees in the bay area. It's a fly parasite that preys on native bees and wasps. No, not the "wasps" you are thinking about.
This could be a serious problem for...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 5:37 PM
It's a story with a lot of buzz and a big ole' stinger.
Researchers at San Francisco State University say the reason bees have been disappearing is because of little critters called Apocephalus borealis.
The smaller-than-flea-sized pests hitch a ride on...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Even though 2011 was a down year for the housing market, it was an up year for housing events in Hampton Roads.
February through November, southeastern Virginia was the scene of three nationally recognized homes, as well as the Peninsula's own Parade...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Laguna Beach began 2011 by digging itself out of the mud. Homes, art studios, businesses, the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and the Anneliese School suffered damage and destruction in the December 2010 rainstorms.
Recovery was on everyone's mind.
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:03 PM
COSTA MESA — After sweeping the competition statewide, Costa Mesa High School's Business Academy will compete in New York City in March for a national title.
Mesa's two Virtual Enterprise companies, the Great Park Wildlife Center and Abeille,...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Wolfgang Oehme, a renowned landscape architect and a founder of the New American Garden movement, which incorporated windblown ornamental grasses and massed perennial plantings, died of cancer Thursday at his Towson home. He was 81.
"He was a...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony 50 years ago, the Jones Falls Expressway had its first pileup and subsequent traffic snarl.
Some things never change.
The JFX is the road we love to hate but can't live without, the city's Main Street where everyone...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Nature is humming along at Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course — quite literally.
The picturesque lodge and nine-hole golf course is the site of a new "green" initiative that combines locally-grown produce with the power of bees.
Six new table-...