Dorothy Chapman Fuqua

...as Dottie, she was surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, generous friend, passionate gardener, active community volunteer, and a visionary philanthropist. Born February 2, 1921, in the small rural town of Davisboro...

Paul Horeyseck

...especially content. His talents were considerable: engineer, golfer, hockey player, football player, carpenter, sailor, gardener, mixologist, electrician, woodworker, furniture restorer, lumberjack, landscaper, brick mason, wallpaper hanger and...

Gardeners should plan ahead to keep animals from harming plants

...conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly...Hartung, the author of The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener (Storey Publishing)."Welcome pollinators into the garden...

Low pest problems make camellias a pride of many gardens

...relatively few leaves on any given plant are affected. However, the sight of this cancerous-looking growth sends many new gardeners into a state of panic. Fungicide applications must be applied for prevention so control measures are seldom practical or...

Comeback being made for gazing globes in gardens

...float in ponds. Rather than having a smooth, mirrored surface, it might be a mosaic of silvered and colored glass.Some gardeners make their own by gluing shards of mirrors or tile onto old bowling balls. To avoid the fragility of traditional gazing globes...

Camellias need a little care but give a lot back with bountiful blooms

...they don't have a fragrance at all.Camellias remain a popular garden center choice and continue to be in demand by area gardeners. They are one of the easiest plants to grow if you give them what they require. Their demands are few and simple, but rather...

Weather, insects, plan viruses challenged gardeners in 2014

Today is my recap of the 2014 gardening year.Very shortly after the year began, on Jan. 7, we dropped down to 12 degrees Fahrenheit, thanks to a polar vortex.

Resolved to start gardening in 2015? How to start

...safely harvest and store. Finally, lay it out."Novice gardeners often start too big and soon realize they don't have the...vegetables, I have a list of 'the easy eight' that beginning gardeners might want to start with: radishes, peas, leaf lettuce...

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Use pesticides as last resort to guard your houseplants

...that's part of what makes gardening interesting. Books such as The Gardener's Guide to Common-Sense Pest Control, by William and Helga Olkowski, and The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control, edited by Fern Marshall...