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Blue Strawberries and Rainbow-Colored Roses: Buyer Beware

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:00pm -- WCVE

During the winter months, I am actively collecting the seeds of what I want to grow in my warm-season fruit and vegetable garden. Collecting those seeds often means going online multiple times each week to hunt for interesting seed varieties to try out - especially tomatoes. Last winter for example, I purchased 4 varieties of tomato seeds--Moscow VR, Russian Black Krim, Medovyi Spas, and Manitoba--and was very pleased with the resulting harvest.

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.


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