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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.



Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside

Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside
For anyone walking, hiking or simply spending time in the backyard, ticks can be a problem.



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.



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. 



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.



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.



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