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Brighten up inside with outside finds from the garden

Brighten up inside with outside finds from the garden

Even when temperatures are dropping, many outdoor items can be used to create fresh floral arrangements inside your home during the fall and winter.




Make fall yard work easier, and save on a zero-turn John Deere mower

Make fall yard work easier, and save on a zero-turn John Deere mower

Make fall yard work easier, and save on a zero-turn John Deere mower.




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.



Need a little spring color, or gardening motivation?

Need a little spring color, or gardening motivation?
We’ve all sprung forward, and the gardeners among us are just itching to get their hands in the soil. 



Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today

Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today
While U.S. troops fought World Wars I and II overseas, Americans planted “victory gardens” at home to contribute to the war effort.



Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings

Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings
An invasive insect that damages farm crops, stinks of vinegar and creates a black, sticky mess on homeowners’ trees has been found in Virginia.



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.



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.



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