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Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm
The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.



Prepare now to attract butterflies, hummingbirds to spring garden

Prepare now to attract butterflies, hummingbirds to spring garden
It may be cold or dreary now, but in a few months gardens all over Virginia will be bright and lively again—and hopefully full of butterflies and hummingbirds. By establishing specific plants, you can create a garden space that’s attractive to both creatures.



Fall gardeners can easily extend growing season

Fall gardeners can easily extend growing season
There’s good news for those currently cultivating a garden: they can extend their growing season into late fall with a few helpful tips.



Autumn brings the advent of colorful, hardy mums

Autumn brings the advent of colorful, hardy mums
Spring is often thought of as the prettiest time of the year for flowers—but fall and winter are full of beauties too, including the hardy chrysanthemum.



Attract birds during the winter with variety of feeders

Attract birds during the winter with variety of feeders
In the winter when perennials are sleeping, there is still a lot of enjoyment to be found in the garden.



Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests

Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests
If you’re already planning next year’s vegetable garden, consider farmscaping with flowers to help control harmful insects.



Tips for planting your own tomatoes

Tips for planting your own tomatoes
Like any produce, tomatoes grow best with proper care. The following are some tomato-growing tips:



Cooking with tomatoes? Bust out the basil!

Cooking with tomatoes? Bust out the basil!
A container or garden-corner for growing basil will complement your tomatoes—in the landscape and in the kitchen.



Fall maintenance pays off with lush spring lawn

Fall maintenance pays off with lush spring lawn
Fall is the best time to grow or manage a cool-season lawn to ensure a beautiful yard in the spring.



Fall maintenance can pay off with a lush spring lawn

Fall maintenance can pay off with a lush spring lawn
Fall is the best time to grow or manage a cool-season lawn to ensure a beautiful yard in the spring, according to Michael Goatley, a Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialist.



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