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Virginia Home Grown

Host, Amy Barton Williams, and Co-Host, Peggy M. Singlemann, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October.

Latest Episode

March (#1401): Vegetable Gardening; Spring Rose Care
We learn more about vegetable gardening, spring rose care, and spring clean up tips.

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.

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.