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Growing Blueberries

Growing Blueberries

The blueberry shrub has become a favorite of home gardeners.  It’s an attractive addition to the landscape and yields a sweet juicy fruit loaded with health benefits.  What’s not to love?  If growing the blueberry is something you’ve been considering, now is the time to begin this worthwhile endeavor.    Ideally, plants should be set out in early spring about three or four weeks before the average date of the last frost.  Three types of blueberry can be grown in home gardens in Virginia: rabbiteye, southern highbush, and northern highbush.   To provide adequate cross-pollination and to increase chances for a good...

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Composting for Beginners

Composting for Beginners

A bountiful supply of compost is a gardener’s best friend.  Fortunately for all of us, this black gold is easily produced at home with ingredients we would normally discard. Food scraps and yard waste together make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away.  Keeping these materials out of our landfills and using them to create a valuable commodity is recycling at its best. The benefits of compost to our gardens are many.   As it improves soil structure and nutrient holding capacity, it reduces fertilizer requirements.  Root growth and yields are enhanced.  Water infiltration and drought tolerance are...

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Our Joy

Our Joy

Have you ever noticed that life is continually in the change mode?  Just when you think you have this happy little rhythm going on you find yourself running into a wall, out of sync and making major adjustments.  This whole change thing is especially noticeable at Christmas.  The most wonderful time of the year.  Suddenly our “Hallmark” Christmas of the past can become just a shadow.  Over these past two years Ronnie’s mother passed away and her home was sold.  Debbie’s mom’s health has continued to decline and her home was also sold.  Our daughter and son-in-law moved to another...

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Seasonal Changes

Virginia Lavender Farm

Seasonal Changes

While rich fall colors are slowly emerging outside our windows, we are busy with the changes this season brings.  We will definitely be welcoming the cooler temperatures as we try to finish up some planting and pruning.  Here’s a bit of what’s been going on and what’s coming up... The lavender has thrived during our end of the summer drought.  We have delayed our pruning this year and the bees and butterflies have thoroughly enjoyed feasting on our flowers.   But…the shears must come out soon and give our shrubs a well rounded cut so they will recover before freezing temperatures...

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Habitat Gardening to Attract Butterflies and Other Pollinators

Habitat Gardening to Attract Butterflies and Other Pollinators

As summer wanes and fall prepares to slip in the backdoor, it’s a wonderful time to evaluate our landscape. Did we see an abundance of winged wildlife in our yards this season? Would we like to increase their number and variety? How can we begin to achieve that? Learning to develop our landscapes into an oasis for butterflies and other pollinators is a worthwhile pursuit. With a little knowledge, planning and work our outdoor spaces can become beautiful sanctuaries for a multitude of pollinators. Pollinators include hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, beetles, flies and some species of bats. They have...

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