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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Gentle Giants: Caring for Mature Trees

Trees occupy an important place in our gardens—and our culture. Author Ernest H. Wilson aptly sums up America’s love for them in his book, Aristocrats of Trees: “When first ...
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Climbing Vines: Let’s go Vertical

It’s only early summer, but before we know it the dog days of August will be upon us. Want something spectacular to view while you sip lemonade or a ...
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Salsa Gardens: Plant a Fiesta in Your Yard

The great thing about growing your own garden is having your favorite ingredients right at your fingertips. You can explore different flavors, textures and colors to create meals that ...
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Enchanting Garden Gates: Add a Delightful Detail to your Lawn, Garden

An ornamental garden gate could be just the irresistible design element your home needs to add that dose of unforgettable charm to its exterior. A garden gate is an ...
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Historic Garden Day: April 21,2015

Each spring, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during Historic Garden Week, which has come to be known as “America’s Largest ...
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Perennial Maintenance: Divide and Conquer for Better Blooms

Perennials are the backbone of many a garden because of their heartiness as well as their ability to reappear with new growth spring after spring. Once established, perennials need ...
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