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Tips From Richard: Control Bagworms

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:43pm -- WCVE

If bagworms were a problem on your conifers last year, now’s the time to treat those previously infested plants to control the larvae while they are still young. Any bags that survived the winter could have been holding eggs which have now hatched. Right now the larvae are tiny and practically impossible to see, but easy to control.

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

Virginia Home Grown: May 2014

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:42pm -- WCVE

Host Amy Williams talks with Ian Robertson about unusual plants for the garden that are readily available in garden centers. Co-host Peggy Singlemann meets with Landscape Architect Chris Hale at the Virginia State Capitol to talk about rain gardens. The Plant of the Month is the Japanese Snowbell ‘Pink Chimes’ (Styrax japonicus) presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Peggy Singlemann offers a Tip from Maymont about caring for and preserving large trees.
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Tips From Richard: Support Tomato Plants Early

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:33pm -- WCVE

Stake or cage your tomatoes while they’re still small enough to handle. Training them now will help keep the plants from spreading along the ground. Keeping your plants upright also increases air movement around the fruit and reduces the chances of disease.

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

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