Mosquito Control

Mosquito Control

The rich soil in Virginia provides vast opportunities for gardening, but there is a side effect of our climate and region that gardeners must contend with. Yes, we are talking about “mosquitoes” which can cause real hassles when trying to enjoy the outdoors. Gardens...
Cool Season Vegetable Garden

Cool Season Vegetable Garden

Have you been thinking about trying your hand at vegetable gardening? Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran and have been waiting for the summer’s heat to die down so you can get these cool-weather favorites in the ground. We’ve discussed how certain...
Fall Flowers – A Splash of Color

Fall Flowers – A Splash of Color

Mums are the typical go-to plant for a splash of color late in the season but how about mixing it up a bit? Here are some wonderful, not-so-common examples of fall flowers that also provide great winter color. (Specific, as always, to our zone 7 climate) Hellebores...
Shade Trees and Gardening

Shade Trees and Gardening

Now that summer has come and the weather is warm, everyone is spending their time outside. But you know that July sun can get hot! We could all use a break from the heat once in a while. If your lawn doesn’t have any large trees you might be experiencing an extreme...
Small Garden Ideas: Cocktail Garden

Small Garden Ideas: Cocktail Garden

Although spring is still a few months off, it’s never too early to begin making plans for next season’s garden. Why not try something new and make an endeavor into cocktail gardening? There’s much more to an herb garden than meets the eye when you broaden your...