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Early Spring Gardening Tips

It’s officially the first day of spring! Here in Roanoke, Virginia, the new season is already showing off some of its color. Tulips and winter jasmine are blooming in garden beds, and a few trees are producing bright green buds and curled flowers—sure signs that the landscape is coming back to life. 489 more words

3-17-18 March Mowing Madness

We are mowing today.  Kind of crazy considering the weather forecast.

As you can see the forecast high for today is 40°.  Right now it is a brisk 25°.   135 more words

Mark Novotny CGCS

Landscaping Solution

People have proficient landscaping for centuries. As far back as the prehistoric Mayans, humans were manipulating the land for both appealing and concrete reasons. The addition of plants, changes to the existing territory and the construction of structures are all part of landscaping. 269 more words


Weeds Have Been Very Busy

They are weeds for a reason. They grow like . . . well, weeds! By definition, they are unwanted. Yet, they typically proliferate and grow faster than desirable plants. 377 more words


Over-Wintering Plants

Gardeners in cold climates never know what to expect during the winter. We may have snow, we may have unusually warm conditions, too much precipitation or not enough. 754 more words


I Don't Do Slither

I felt it and reacted before I ever saw what it was.

While mowing our backyard, near our pond, I felt something wind around my ankles, slithering slowly. 512 more words

A good year - 2018 - day 62

Woke up feeling the same as I have felt all week. Low blood sugar, cold-like symptoms…

Hot and humid day to boot.

Sue went to a friends place for the day, leaving me to my devices. 176 more words