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Virginia Home Grown

Virginia Home Grown: June 2015

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:29pm -- WCVE

Host Amy Williams tours a private garden in Richmond with Landscape Designer Vic Calaman, Jr. and learns about the benefits of using a professional to plan a garden. Co-host Peggy Singlemann talks in-studio with Karen Kester about insect pollinators and tours a private garden in Henrico County. The Plant of the Month is Black Cohosh presented by Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

Virginia Home Grown: April 2015

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 3:33pm -- WCVE

Amy interviews Johnny Townsend from the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Natural Heritage Program about rare plants in Virginia including: Longleaf pine, Trillium and Pyxie moss. Peggy goes to Williamsburg to talk garden design with Laura Viancour. The “Tip from Maymont” is about removing unwanted vines from flowering bushes. Trillium is also the Plant of the Month. (Show #1502)

Virginia Home Grown: March 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:59pm -- WCVE

Season 15 gets underway with all new segments and in-studio guests. Host Amy Williams talks with Todd Ellis about the fine art of Bonsai. Co-host Peggy Singlemann learns proper pruning techniques with Arborists from the City of Richmond. John Thompson with Virginia Cooperative Extension presents Common Milkweed as the Plant of the Month and Peggy Singlemann's Tip from Maymont is about Seeds and Sets for vegetable gardening.

Tips From Richard: Till Garden Cover Crop

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:23am -- WCVE

Till your garden cover crop into 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.

Tips From Richard: Lime Substitute

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:01am -- WCVE

Spread wood ashes from your fireplace or wood stove on your lawn or garden as a lime substitute. Wood ash is highly alkaline so never use more than 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet. A soil test will help determine how much to use. Of course, make sure the ashes are completely cool before applying them.

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

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.


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