Spreading Beauty: Plant a Weeping Cherry Tree This Spring

It graced our front yard for 15 years, providing spectacular flowers each spring and offering the perfect hiding spot for our children to play. Many secret meetings ...
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Promenade On Peakland: Lynchburg’s Historic Garden Day

Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 200 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during Historic Garden Week, which has come to be known as ...
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Mailbox Gardens: Create a Special Place for Special Deliveries

Everyone loves to receive a personal greeting in the mail. There’s something exciting about opening up the mailbox and spotting a hand-addressed envelope from a relative or ...
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Grown From Seed: Don’t Settle For Garden-Variety Plants

Imagine it’s late July. You are hosting a dinner party. Your guests enjoy a colorful salad of red, yellow and orange heirloom tomatoes, grilled chicken smothered in a fresh tri-basil ...
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Sitting Pretty: Garden Benches Provide Front-Row Seats For Spring’s Premiere

Spring may not yet have sprung, but it’s never too early to envision your garden in full bloom. Winter is the best time to plan your plant-filled outdoor space for ...
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Year-Round Greens Beat Winter Blues

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You don’t need a garden to have a garden?” Well, you don’t even need a garden to surround yourself with colorful, verdant plant ...
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The Long Winter’s Nap: Putting your Flower Beds to Bed

The grand finale of the gardening season is upon us. Now is the time to prepare your yard for its long winter’s nap, if you haven’t already—prepping it for ...
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COMPOST: Mother Nature’s Recycling Program

With its abundance of falling leaves and fading perennials, autumn is a natural time of year to start composting. A process in which various organic materials decay to produce ...
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