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International Guitar Month

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:51am -- WCVE

George Maida, host of The Electric Croude, once again celebrates International Guitar Month in April on 88.9 WCVE. Be sure to tune in Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m. during the month for a variety of special guests, interviews and musical offerings.

April 5: Pam McCarthy
A mainstay on the Richmond music scene for decades, McCarthy demonstrates in song and interview the complexities and beautiful simplicity of the ukulele.

Tips From Richard: Prune Spring Blooming Plants

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:07pm -- WCVE

Prune forsythia and other spring blooming plants as soon as they finish blooming. This is the perfect time to help develop the plants size and structure for the coming season. Next year’s bloom buds will be set on the new growth that’s produced this year.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Silk!

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark review some of the latest developments in the use and production of spider silk.

Tips From Richard: Early Season Bulbs

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:22pm -- WCVE

Allow the foliage of your early season bulbs to die back on its own. After the blooms are finished, the plants leaves are storing vital nutrients for next year’s blooms. Removing the leaves while they are still green could prevent next year’s crop of blooms.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Tips From Richard: Liriope Grass

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:26am -- WCVE
Cut back liriope, or Monkey Grass. Getting rid of the old leaves will make way for the new growth that will emerge in a few weeks. Removing the old growth not only improves the appearance of the plant but eliminates the added stress of trying to support the old growth as well as the new growth.
 
Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Till Cover Crops

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:51am -- WCVE

Till your garden cover crop into the soil, as soon as you can work the soil. Fall planted cover crops have done their job of preventing erosion and need to be incorporated into the soil at least two weeks before you begin planting your early season crops. These cover crops can dramatically increase the valuable organic matter in your garden soil.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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