VIRGINIA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Virginia-specific articles. Enjoy!

SOME LIKE IT HOT!

Growing your own hot peppers at home Story and Photos by Jennifer Williams Peppers are among the easiest vegetable plants for the beginner gardener and a staple of most home gardens. Popular peppers include ‘Anaheim’, cayenne types, ‘Serrano’, ‘Habanero’, and large cherry peppers. Not only do these peppers spice up the table, but they spice …

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JEWELS OF SUMMER

Growing your own cherry tomatoes Story by Brenda Lynn Tomatoes are the crowning jewels of the summer garden. If ever there were a case for homegrown veggies, tomatoes would close the deal. Store-bought just can’t compare to vine-ripened fruit bursting with sweet flavor. It seems there are as many tomato varieties on the market as …

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HAIRY BALLS

Story and Photos by Alan Pulley Gomphocarpus physocarpus has several common names – balloon plant, swan plant, balloon cotton-bush, and others – however, it is most commonly referred to as hairy balls. The name will surely draw a snicker from those with a sense of humor.  Regardless of which name you prefer, hairy balls is …

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PERPETUATING A LEGACY

Jeanette and Nick Cadwallender Story by Diane Beyer It began in Nepal. He was on a long service leave from his job in Australia and she was backpacking through several countries with girlfriends. They married less than a year after they met. That was over 30 years ago.  Today, Jeanette and Nick Cadwallender live in …

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