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Greenwalls: Grow Your Own Privacy Screen

Our porches, patios and lawns are natural extensions of our home. And just as homes have areas that are public and private, so too do our yards. Sometimes, you welcome ...
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Perfect Planters: Which Container Works for You?

It may be too early to plant much, but it’s never too early to get organized for the upcoming gardening season—starting with your containers. Avid gardeners tend to collect containers ...
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Historic Garden Day in the Roanoke Valley: Saturday May 3, 2014

3128 Somerset Street Once known as “The Old Boxley Home,” this 1936 Country Georgian classic features hand-processed board-molded oversized red brick. It has been updated recently to add a cookout ...
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Beat the Winter Blues with Bulbs: A Fun, Festive Winter Project

By forcing bulbs to grow indoors, it is possible to welcome spring ahead of schedule by growing bulbs like daffodils, grape hyacinths, crocus and tulips throughout the frigid months that ...
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Overwintering House Pests: How to Send Stink Bugs, Ladybugs, and Boxelder Bugs Packing

Many events mark the transition from summer to fall in the Roanoke Valley: the striking color change of the trees, the numerous autumn festivals and, unfortunately for us, the annual ...
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Putting Your Beds to Bed

Dorothy Parker, a writer and poet once said, “Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing….” When heat affects you this way, fall is a welcome reprieve from the ...
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Spice it up with Herbs: Traditional floral arrangements with a twist

When your mouth is watering from all the fresh flavors of summer, extend the sensory pleasure from table to tabletop by creating a uniquely fresh floral arrangement. Select a few ...
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Getting Down and Dirtless: Alternative Gardens for indoors and small spaces

Come on in, the water’s fine! Did you know there are soilless gardening alternatives that can produce a bumper crop, even for beginners? By using hydroponic (water-based) and aeroponic (a ...
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