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Tips From Richard: Deadhead Your Annuals

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:32pm -- WCVE

Deadhead your annuals in early August. Most annuals are able to put on another display before the end of the summer. Pull or clip off all the dead blooms and feed the plants with a water soluble fertilizer. You’ll get another flush of new growth and more great color.

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

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:02pm -- WCVE

In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl in California. Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for the iconic venue, the largest natural amphitheater in the country, and for Verdi’s passionate and highly theatrical work: a mass, yes, but “in an opera way,” as Dudamel explains.

Insect Philately

Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark explore insect collecting of another kind - insect stamp collecting. The photo is a first day cover of a series of beetle postage stamps rendered in 1987 by one of Art’s professors at the University of Pretoria, Erik Holm.

Tips From Richard: Test Your Lawn Soil

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:15am -- WCVE

Test the soil in your lawn. The results will help you prepare for your fall fertilization as well as let you know if you need to add lime. A soil test can be handled by some garden centers, private labs or through your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office.

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

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