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Reblooming Irises; Japanese Garden Design (Show #1408)
Explore a test garden of reblooming Irises; tour a garden using Japanese design elements.

Tips From Richard: Test Your Garden Soil

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:27am -- WCVE

Have the soil from your vegetable garden tested. As a result of this summer’s mild weather, many gardens produced an abundance of plant material. That good growth may have depleted your soil of some valuable nutrients. A simple test now will allow you to correct deficiencies in time for next spring’s garden.

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

Tips From Richard: Fall Leaf Uses

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:45am -- WCVE

Use as many of the fallen leaves as possible. Shredded, they make an excellent mulch for landscape beds. Contained and allowed to compost, they will produce a wonderful soil additive for next summer’s garden. If you’re down to just a few, mulch them on the lawn with the mower to increase the organic matter content of your soil.

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