William McCaleb | Master Gardener Coordinator G-V Dec 19, 2016
One of the biggest selling plants this time of year is the poinsettia. The big question is what to do with that beautiful poinsettia after Christmas?
G-V WILLIAM H. MCCALEB | VA. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION Nov 7, 2016
One of the biggest selling plants in November and December is the poinsettia. Have you ever wondered how it became such an icon for the Christmas Season? What are the origins of this unusual plant?
Let’s do our part for the monarch butterflies
William H. McCaleb | Virginia Cooperative Extenson G-V Sept. 7, 2016
You may or may not be aware of the efforts being made to save many of our pollinators here in Virginia. No doubt, you have read about the losses of pollinators such as honey bees and some of our native bees due to pathogens, and even some say “climate change.”
Master Gardeners publish cookbook
Special to The Gazette Aug 12, 2016
The Southside Master Gardener Association has recently published a new cookbook with over 450 recipes.
WILLIAM H. MCCALEB | Special to the Gazette Au8. 8 2016
About this time of year, the region starts seeing damage to tomatoes, potatoes and especially corn.
Much of this insect damage can be contributed to one little “critter” — the corn earworm or Helicoverpa zea.