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Fanatical Botanical: Trees Roanoke looks to grow

There’s no doubt about it: Trees are an important part of all life on Earth. Without them, the planet’s oxygen would become scarce, and we would surely perish. So it’s important to have as many trees ... read more

The location of this Christmas tree farm in Roanoke is surprising

“They're surprised that we're in the city of Roanoke and sometimes we get calls from people who are on the way and say we think we're about there but this looks like a neighborhood. My father started ... read more

Washington’s craft chocolate industry continues to grow

The beans come from the pods that grow on cacao trees. After they’re pulled from the white ... Next, they grind the nibs for several days; the mixture starts to look and smell like chocolate fondue as ... read more

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For Love of Nature: Urban trees suffer shortened lifespans

That was the message last week at the Trees Virginia, Virginia Urban Forest Council, workshop at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke. Lindsey Purcell ... they also provide us with beauty. ... read more

Could the Queen's seeds grow in your garden?

Even in smaller gardens, it is possible to "copy some of the plant combinations and the perennials that are growing there ... perennial that looks its best in spring. Image caption Buckingham Palace ... read more

Fanatical Botanical: Growing lemon trees from seed

Lemon leaves smell so good. Awesome for kitchens, bathrooms or any place in the house”. She was so excited to grow a “lemon plant” and have it fill her office with the smell of lemons. To her dismay, ... read more

ASK DAN: Of powdery mildew, arborvitae cones and hydrangeas

QWe have five arborvitae trees in our yard. One tree has some light green small solid pods that are growing ... plant. Some years, the plants may produce many cones and other years, not so many. This ... read more

Do your part for the birds and bees: Go native in your garden this spring

What’s so important about planting things that naturally grow here? Consider this: One spring morning Doug Tallamy set up a camera in his yard full of native plants and trees ... KC Native Plant ... read more

Conference hopes to grow small farms

“There is a big interest in getting back into farming – it is growing ... look at statistics on what crops are selling and what is their selling price. That can be especially important to the ... read more

Don’t let Fairbanks' weather fool you, gardening season is here

So, when you are selecting seeds and transplants, look back ... gardens and growing food, it is best to choose building materials and containers that have no risk of contaminating the soil.” Vertical ... read more

Hunt of a different sort when it involves mushrooms

He knows when and where to look among the earthy ... remembers seeing chicken of the woods growing on one of her grandma’s trees in Forest Lake. “People used to drive by and ask if they could have it, ... read more

Don Davis: Readers dig up garden questions

Two years ago I planted three river birch trees in our ... leaves curl and look corrugated, and the black color comes from a mold growing on the sugary honeydew waste product deposited all over the ... read more

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