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Don’t toss your Christmas tree

By Mark Carroll Live tree? Obviously, you can replant it. If you haven’t had much luck finding live trees, you probably settled for a cut ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Sidewalk crack mosses

By Helen Hamilton The growing season for most plants is over by the end of fall — even the asters that can persist into December ... Read more

7 days ago by Contributor.

Connecting to nature using soft eyes, hard eyes

By Stella Payne Master Gardener   Do you truly see your surroundings? Does your busy life jade your ability to see details acutely — in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Contributor.

Don’t stress your Holiday cacti

By Mark C. Carroll Master Gardener Holiday Catcti (sp. Schlumbegera) are tropical jungle cacti that are certainly not new to most home gardeners. However, I ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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American Bittersweet popular as holiday decoration

Oriental Bittersweet also pretty, but highly invasive By Helen Hamilton American Bittersweet Celastrus scandens Bittersweet is popular for home decorations around the holiday season. It ... Read more

1 month ago by Contributor.

Human trash

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 9th through the 11th (my Bday) on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was 41 degrees, a little ... Read more

1 month ago by Jeff Turner.


Birds, birds and more birds

By Jo Weaver Master Naturalist When I first saw the land for which I would become caretaker, it was without birds. The parcel was 12 ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributor.

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Nottoway Ghost Deer

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 19th through the 21st on the Nottoway below the Bronco Club. The water was 50 degrees, high, fast ... Read more

2 months ago by Jeff Turner.

Native plants, insects sustain wild turkeys

By Kristi Hendricks We spend happy moments talking about the turkey in the run up to Thanksgiving time. How moist and tender the bird will ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributor.

Dog-fennel can be very aggressive weed

By Helen Hamilton Dog-fennel Eupatorium capillifolium In late summer, drifts of Dog-fennel line roadsides and woodland edges with their lacy fernlike leaves, narrow and very ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributor.

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