Virginia Home Grown
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.
The final Virginia Home Grown of the season is upon us. Amy explores a test garden of re-blooming Iris flowers at the Goochland campus of Reynolds Community College. Peggy tours a private home and garden that was created entirely by using Japanese design elements. The Tip from Maymont explains how to collect seed from straight species or native plants in your garden.