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Got plants? If so, your health will thank you Lifestyles

Whether planting a small container garden on a patio or tending a large backyard vegetable plot, gardening offers positive health impacts that can advance the well-being of all Virginians. Through research-based horticultural education, Virginia Cooperative Extension can help make these positive health benefits accessible. Molly Beardslee, an associate Extension agent in Page County, and Kimberly …

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Barry Fugatt: Top picks for perfect container grown shrubs | Home & Garden

Barry Fugatt Garden World Like most gardeners, I’m all about growing flowering annuals in hanging baskets and decorative pots. In recent years, however, I’ve grown increasingly fond of container gardening with colorful shrubs. The right shrub in the right container will shine as brightly in the garden as virtually any potted annual. Plus, there are …

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Containers are a solution for weather conditions Community

Mother Nature is all over the map with our weather this year. However, there is a solution for any type of weather we encounter: container gardening. Containers are great for flowers or vegetables. They are versatile, colorful and have great utility, and best of all, they can be moved inside or under cover if we …

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May in the Garden is Lots of Work, but its Beauty is Worth It | Gardening

Welcome to the busiest month of the gardening year! Planting, sowing, watering, staking, mowing, fertilizing… there’s so much to do, and every time you turn around, there’s another weed! But if our gardens demand a lot from us this month, they give back more than their share. To me, May is the most beautiful month …

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If you want to start a vegetable garden, look no further than your own driveway Home & Garden

I have always been slightly envious of people who had gardens full of luscious vegetables. My time and energy went into planting flowers — hundreds of them — as I (incorrectly) believed I did not have the right climatic conditions to grow vegetables. What I really lacked was imagination. Vegetables need lots of summer sun …

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Master Gardener: Tips for container gardening when you have a small space | Home & Garden

Tom Ingram Ask the Master Gardener I enjoy reading your articles, but most of the information is for people who have a yard. I live in an apartment, but I would still like to grow a few vegetables or herbs. Any suggestions? — BM Good for you. Not having a yard doesn’t mean your green …

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DALY: Containers are an option for those with limited space | News

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Harvest, store and preserve herbs from the garden News

Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals. Then preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except …

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When is the best time to plant trees, shrubs? | News

“The August sun is pouring on the land. His scorching rays and vegetation stands, beseeching to the skies for showers again, and being answered like the prayers of men.” Edward Blair. “Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer, and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that …

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