Putting Your Beds to Bed

Poet Dorothy Parker once said, “Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing….” When heat affects you this way, fall is a welcome reprieve from the lethargy of long, sultry ...
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Getting Down and Dirtless: Alternative Gardens for indoors and small spaces

Come on in, the water’s fine! Did you know there are soilless gardening alternatives that can produce a bumper crop, even for beginners? By using hydroponic (water-based) and aeroponic (a ...
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Spice it up with Herbs: Traditional floral arrangements with a twist

When your mouth is watering from all the fresh flavors of summer, extend the sensory pleasure from table to tabletop by creating a uniquely fresh floral arrangement. Select a few ...
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Ask the Professionals: What’s your Favorite Plant?

With spring in swing and summer on the horizon, it’s time to think about what you’re going to do to spruce up your outdoor space. We asked professionals from several ...
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Historic Garden Week: An Early Glimpse of Tour’s Homes, Gardens

This year the Garden Club of Virginia celebrates 80 years of Historic Garden Week, a spectacular statewide event referred to as “America’s Largest Open House.” This year’s local tour, sponsored ...
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Rain Barrels: Collect Water, Conserve Energy, Reduce Waste

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said it best: “Into each life some rain must fall.” To wit and ergo, it must follow that onto every house some rain must fall. If you’re ...
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Gifts for the Gardener

Winter has settled over the region once again, replacing outdoor adventures with new ones indoors, hot chocolate and fluffy blanket in hand. For a gardener, the lack of flower- and ...
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Foundation Plantings: Surround Your Home with the Right Plants

When my husband and I bought our first home together 13 years ago, the foundation plantings we inherited consisted of eight leggy azaleas. The ancient plants looked pretty for about ...
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