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Dogwoods | Virginia’s Springtime Specialty

A single dogwood bloom was the design for the troop crest on my Junior Girl Scout vest, and I wore it with pride. I don’t remember why we chose that ...
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English Cottage Gardens | Wild & Winsome

The English cottage garden dates back to the late 14th century, when it is believed they popped up with the very practical purpose of providing food for the working class ...
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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 on Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 ...
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Passalong Plants | The Tradition of Sharing Old-fashionedaGarden Favorites

Mama always said, “Be careful what you admire in a friend’s garden. You might end up goin’ home with it.” All that is needed is an established plant that is ...
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Beekeeping | A Sweet Investment

Bees are a buzz-worthy topic in the news. Reports about colony collapse, a disorder that causes most of the worker bees to abandon the hive and devastates bee colonies, have ...
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Spring Pruning | The Art of the Cut

Pruning is one of those gardening tasks that can be fraught with uncertainty. It’s all about the timing—prune a tree or bush at the wrong time of year and at ...
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Noel Au Natural | Bring Colonial Williamsburg Style To Your Holiday Decorating

When you tour Colonial Williamsburg during the holidays, you’ll see the town’s signature Christmas decorations that greet guests strolling down the picturesque streets. Evergreen wreaths, swags, and garlands are uniquely ...
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Christmas Gifts to Attract Winter Winged Visitors

While winter brings the joys of dancing flames in the fireplace, it can also mean a bland view of a landscape devoid of color. But, when gardens are stripped ...
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