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Deck the halls, but beware of boxwood blight

Deck the halls, but beware of boxwood blight
Boxwood blight, which has been found in about 30 Virginia counties, can deliver a dose of dieback to an unwitting landscape.



Freshen up your home for the holidays

Freshen up your home for the holidays
Whether it’s a fresh wreath or swag adorning your door, doorways or hallways—these greens can add to your enjoyment of the holiday season.



Make fall yard work easier, and save on a zero-turn John Deere mower

Make fall yard work easier, and save on a zero-turn John Deere mower

Make fall yard work easier, and save on a zero-turn John Deere mower.




Brighten up inside with outside finds from the garden

Brighten up inside with outside finds from the garden

Even when temperatures are dropping, many outdoor items can be used to create fresh floral arrangements inside your home during the fall and winter.




How to care for fall favorites and winter wonders

How to care for fall favorites and winter wonders
Spring is often thought of as the prettiest time of the year for flowers—but fall and winter are full of beauties too, including the hardy chrysanthemum and the vibrant poinsettia.



Make your own colonial swag

Make your own colonial swag

Learn how to make your own colonial swag




Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm
The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.



Need a little spring color, or gardening motivation?

Need a little spring color, or gardening motivation?
We’ve all sprung forward, and the gardeners among us are just itching to get their hands in the soil. 



Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today

Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today
While U.S. troops fought World Wars I and II overseas, Americans planted “victory gardens” at home to contribute to the war effort.



Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings

Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings
An invasive insect that damages farm crops, stinks of vinegar and creates a black, sticky mess on homeowners’ trees has been found in Virginia.



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