• Garden Plot: Baby, it’s wet out there!

    Meet Mike Sunday, Oct. 18! Mike will appear at noon and 2 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Show at the Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.   Beware the wet weekend! Well,…

  • Deet proves less effective in warding off mosquitos

    After several days of cold and rainy weather,
    chances are, you\’re dreaming of summer. But even
    warm, sunny weather has its downsides. For
    example, mosquito bites.

  • Time to bolster defenses against bugs

    The most dreaded part of the summer is on the horizon: a mosquito onslaught. Here are some helpful hints on how to avoid being bit.

  • Garlic sprays and taming weeds with flames

    The white flowers early in the season are very distinctive, so learn what the plant looks like and pull it slowly out of wet soil right away before those flowers can turn into the explosive seedpods.