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  • Virginia black bear
    Arlington outdoors in the Fall 2014
    Before the rain came last night, yesterday was filled with an air of change. The full colors have not arrived yet, but they are surely on the way. The place to see it yesterday was Potomac Overlook Regional Park where the paw-paw trees are...
  • Gala apples
    Still time for local apple and pumpkin picking
    October in the Omaha metro area and the weather is gorgeous. With these temperatures, there is still time to get to local orchards and spend time picking apples. From the fresh pressed cider to the innovative apple treats and sweet-tart apple...
  • Buckeye tree in Arlington, Virginia
    Buckeyes or Bucklets?
    There is a tree that grows in Arlington, Virginia along the old trolley trail on the way to Four Mile Run that has leaves resembling the Ohio Buckeye tree, and it produces nuts that look very similar only smaller. So what is it?Well, they are all...
  • Autumn in Ballston
    Most pleasant news: Feels like autumn
    Today, we probably turned the corner from summer to fall, real quickly. The air is cool, but not cold. It is 62 degrees and diving to 47 overnight. The breeze is blowing, but not harshly. The flowers and trees are “lovin' it”.A...
  • Pollock's cannon
    Canopy and quality among the trees
    Growing up in rural Central Ohio in a place that was pioneered by my ancestors, it was easy to be in touch with history because artifacts remained to provide reference. It wasn’t just Pollack’s cannon left on the town square that was...
  • Hickory nuts
    Nutting for nutters
    Some call us preppers, nutters, meaning that we are eccentric and maybe a little crazed about preparing for days of a disaster. When it comes to knowing about foraging and applying that knowledge for stowing away a harvest to help us get by, well,...
  • Garden Tree with Character
    Greater Philadelphia: October learning events for gardeners
    October events, sure to inspire gardeners of various levels of expertise, are scheduled this month across the greater Philadelphia region. Branch out and ground your knowledge and skills regarding the care of trees and perennials. Autumn is the...
  • How well do you know the Pine tree?
    How well do you know the Pine tree?
    These conifers are considered evergreen, which means that they keep their needles for at least two years. As the older needles fall, new ones are ready to grow in their place. Bristle cone pine trees keep their needles for at least 30 years.Pine...
  • Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
    Ornamental trees for fall planting
    Fall is here, and it's time to plant that new tree you've been wanting in the yard. The value of small ornamental trees in the landscape can come from blooms, foliage, bark and habit. Whatever landscaping tree you select is often best...
  • Delta housing development lacking greenspace
    Delta townhouse project still of concern to residents
    A controversial Delta development on 47A Avenue and 48B Street is still receiving opposition even after scaling down its height from 5 storeys to3 storeys.Nearby residents again came outto a Public Information meeting yesterday evening to hear,...
  • Cedar berries
    Add winter interest to your home landscape
    Garden designers often use the term 'winter interest' when referring to trees and shrubs that offer an attractive element during the gloomy days of cold weather. You may already have plants with winter interest in your landscape. If not,...
  • Kims Fall Garden
    Getting Your Garden Ready For The Fall
    After Labor Day, it is time to start thinking about your Fall garden. Most flowers remain in good shape up until October 31st. However, impatiens start to wither and do not look as good as they did. It is also the time to get Mums at your local...
  • Cherry tree forest
    Planting bare root fruit trees in the landscape
    Adding a fruit tree on your property allows you to harvest fresh pears, applesor cherries in coming years. Fruit trees are ornamental;producing beautiful spring blooms. Fall and winter is an appropriate time to plant bare root trees in many areas....
  • dogwood
    Use small trees as a focal point in the landscape
    Gardeners often use a specimen tree in the landscape as a focal point to draw attention to a particular area. Use an unusual or showy plant because of its flowers, fruits, form, exfoliating bark or some combination of these. Designers sometimes...
  • Fall color maple tree
    Got trees? Get up to four free trees from Seattle starting August 4, 2014
    Do you flee your yard when temps top 80 degrees? It doesn't need to be this way! You just need a tree or two. You can get up to four trees completely FREE from the city of Seattle through its Trees for Neighborhoods ReLeaf program....