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In Lago Mar, a home garden is a scenic habitat for many creatures

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE LAGO MAR — As a child growing up in East Greenwich, R.I., Joyce Williams created her own little park by transplanting wildflowers into her family’s shady yard.  “I didn’t know what I was doing then,” she said,… Continue Reading

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Us: Virginia Beach Master Gardener Stacie McGraw

BY STACIE MCGRAW I was an accidental volunteer – helping out at my daughters’ schools, participating in other organizations – but never feeling that I was making a real difference until I found the Virginia Beach Master Gardener program. It was… Continue Reading

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Excellence in Agriculture recognition for Morris family, master gardeners, The Independent News; David Salmons earns Clean Water Farm Award

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE OCEANFRONT – Nelson Eddy Morris thanked God for allowing his family to be “stewards of His creation” during the 2016 Excellence in Agriculture banquet on Thursday, March 16, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Morris, his… Continue Reading

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Attracting butterflies, hummingbirds to a Virginia Beach garden

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE VIRGINIA BEACH — Hummingbirds fascinate us and butterflies delight us, but how do you lure them into your garden? It’s not hard, local gardeners and butterfly enthusiasts say, if you select the right plants and remember a… Continue Reading