Perhaps you are old enough to remember the days of summer driving excursions and the need to clean the windscreen of smooshed insects? Not something we have to stop to do on a long drive anymore. Professor Dave Goulson takes this piece of evidence to demonstrate the severity of the decline in insects in the […]
there should be daylily pictures. instead there are pictures of un-daffs and other spring events. pictures of the un-daffs jumped and dumped into the compost pile. creeping phlox, fresh growth on the rose, dandelions, little bees, and columbine. could it be that i am a guest on the mothership talking to cats. and this imposter […]
Join us for the first stroll of the year at Simpson Gardens tomorrow, May 14!
At the time Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty was published in 2018, author Lisa Mason Zeigler had been operating a commercial cut -flower farm in Newport News, Virginia, for 19 years. Her cut flower beds are interspersed among her vegetable beds. She does not use pesticides. Instead, she has worked over time to build a garden eco-system which relies on natural processes to grow strong, healthy vegetable plants and gorgeous flowers for cutting.
In 2018, local gardeners contacted the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Help Desk, Plant Clinics and Demonstration Gardens with hundreds of weather-related plant questions. Are these signs of climate change? Probably.
While in or near Fougerolles, we kept seeing signs for le jardin de la fée verte (the garden of the green fairy). Hmmm, didn’t really sound like our style. However, having almost missed several other wonderful places because we thought they might be a bit twee, we finally decide to stop at Distillerie Paul Devoille […]
Poisonous Plants & Their Use Throughout History Michael Brown Pen and Sword Books. Paperback £16.99 ISBN 1526708388 I once turned up at a client’s garden to find foxgloves growing amongst the cut-and- come-again lettuce. Horrified, I carefully weeded them out, but decided I couldn’t be sure I’d found them all. The whole plot had to […]
By Jannie Vaught For this gardener, it is the first to plant in January through February and the reason we prepared our soil and it is now ready to receive the starts. Your Local Feed stores have them in now. For our growing area, they are Short Day onions. LLano Feed and Supply in LLano […]
However he is tempted, the gardener should never claim “there’s never been a winter like this one”. Every one is unique, with highs and lows and perhaps wild swings from the average, but there’s something unusual and much that is typical in every season. The one that is now thankfully past was very typical, with […]
Expert answers to your herb-growing questions. Q. This year I want to grow some of my herb plants from seeds. What are the steps to starting seeds over the winter? A. Seed starting is like baking bread- you need the right mix of ingredients, the right temperature, and viable yeast. In the case of seed starting, the […]