My Garden 2020, Deborah Chaves

It is hard to believe that gardening time is here again in Northern VA. I have heard it said that St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day to plant peas and potatoes. This year I am expanding and changing my gardens. For the past few years, I have grown tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, herbs andContinue reading “My Garden 2020, Deborah Chaves”

Christmas Sale-Poinsettias

Poinsettias are ready and showing their colors for the annual Monroe Technology Center’s Christmas Sale. Wreaths, pine roping and fresh floral arrangements are also available for your decorating needs along with other seasonal plants such as amaryllis and Christmas cactus.Stop in and enjoy complementary cookies and cider made by the Culinary Arts department or purchaseContinue reading “Christmas Sale-Poinsettias”

Gardening friends

“Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides that are used widely on farms, as well as around our homes, schools, and city landscapes. Used to protect against sap-sucking and leaf-chewing insects, neonicotinoids are systemic, which means they are absorbed by the plant tissues and expressed in all parts, including nectar and pollen. Unfortunately, bees, butterflies, andContinue reading “Gardening friends”