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Tips From Richard: Sign Up For Gardening Classes

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:46pm -- WCVE

February is a great time to expand your knowledge and get some new ideas for this season’s garden. The horticulture staffs at Maymont and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offer a variety of classes during the next few months to help get your creative juices flowing. You can also contact your local office of Virginia Cooperative Extension for a schedule of the classes they offer.

Off With Their Heads!

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark explore the world of ant-decapitating flies and discuss new research on their behavior.

Photo above: An ant-decapitating fly (Phoridae: Pseudacteon sp.) inspects a potential host for its offspring, a fire ant (Formicidae: Solenopsis macdonaghi) in El Palmar National Park, Entre Rios, Argentina.

Tips From Richard: Clean Your Gardening Tools

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:32am -- WCVE

Often tools get put away after their last use without getting thoroughly cleaned. Check spades, rakes and hoes for soil stuck on the blades or tines. Pruning tools should be checked for any plant debris remaining on the blades. A drop of machine oil on the spring or pivot point will make pruning shears easier to use this spring.

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

Charlottesville Inside-Out: Season 8

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:51am -- WCVE

Terri continues to shine a spotlight on the places and faces of the Charlottesville area with 12 all new programs. Watch Charlottesville Inside-Out Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

Season 8 Shows:

CVIO #801 (Season 8 Premiere) Watch Now
David Maurer / Charles Hall -- Hear stories from a Special Forces Veteran who has served as a feature writer for Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper for close to three decades; then study the craft of Glassblowing with a master artist.

Tips From Richard: Caring for Seasonal Gift Plants

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:56pm -- WCVE

Prepare your seasonal gift plants to be long lasting house plants. Most gift plants come with a decorative foil wrapped around the container. Now’s the time to either remove the foil or make holes in the base to allow moisture to run through the pot. As you put your decorations away, find a good location to continue growing your new plants.

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

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