Historic Garden Day in Lynchburg

Known as “America’s Largest Open House,” Virginia’s Historic Garden Week features over 29 tours across the state and comes to Lynchburg Tuesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m ...
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Garden Nooks that Spark Joy | Tiny Retreats and Outdoor Follies

What do the popularity of online shopping, home food delivery businesses, telecommuting and culture’s newfound focus on wellness have in common? They all represent a growing lifestyle trend of “staying ...
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Hummingbird Hospitality | Welcoming Nature’s Littlest Angels

The hummingbird may be the tiniest bird in the world, but it often draws the most attention. Its beautiful colors and unique hovering motion are fascinating to observe. As we ...
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Sound Off to Spring | The Comely Daffodil is the Season’s Trumpeter

Every year, even before the calendar signals the spring equinox, I look out into my backyard and see a spot of yellow, just sprung to life from beneath the brown, ...
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Boxwood Blight | Lynchburg’s English Boxwood in Peril

with Carter Bendall A fungus among us
Insomniacs everywhere find their way into the late-night cable world of horror movies. The plotlines are formulaic: a susceptible host and deadly pathogen ...
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The Masters’ Touch | Hill City Master Gardeners Association

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the food we eat, the soil we grow it in or the flowers that fill our gardens? If so, Hill City Master ...
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Digging In | A Kitchen Garden Primer

Gardening provides a fun and creative outlet for central Virginians and a great reason to get outside for fresh air and exercise. While some enjoy gardening as a hobby, others ...
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Mulch Matters | Protect and Prepare for the Next Growing Season

This is the time of year when I’m grateful to have a fresh layer of mulch in my garden beds. Not only will it help keep my plants protected during ...
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