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Sweet! Big year for figs

posted: 08/20/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

For many gardeners, 2016 may be called the Year of the Fig. Fig trees are loaded with fruit, which is a welcome change from the past two years, when winter damage lowered the harvest.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 08/20/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Q I want to send moon-flower seeds to our daughter in Florida, but my moonflower does not produce any seed pods whatsoever. What advice can you offer me?

Mount Holly hosts garden series

posted: 08/20/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Lovers of gardening and history can satisfy both their passions at the Mount Holly Garden Series, 9 a.m. today at Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 S. Broadway.

Versatility, colors put geranium high on 'must have' list

posted: 08/20/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Geraniums. The word brings to mind images of baseball-size red or orange flowers that are boldly held above bright green scalloped leaves. They're a lot like lollipops of the plant world -- sweet but bland. But the real name for those plants is Pelargonium, and when the first autumn frost arrives, they turn to mush because they are annuals. True geraniums are hardy perennials that return to the garden each year with a flush of handsome leaves. In spring and early summer, they can be covered with flowers that are pale pink, blue, purple, violet, rose, magenta or pure white.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 08/13/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Q My tomatoes look good and are head-high, but none of the blooms are making tomatoes. What do I do?

Style: Room to spare? These folks share

posted: 08/12/2016 11:56 a.m. Discuss

One Christmas season a few years ago, my daughter, with an expensive round-trip airline ticket to Italy in hand, unexpectedly found her lodging plan falling through, writes Linda S. Haymes in Style.

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