Delaware Botanic Gardens, DBG

Delaware Botanic Gardens Breaks Ground

Construction of the new Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek officially began earlier this month with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site located outside the town of Dagsboro in Sussex County. Guided by a 10-year multi-phase plan, organizers envision establishing a major public garden for the southern Delmarva region that reflects the unique environment of…

AHS Convention

AHS Convention Coming to Norfolk

The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) has selected Norfolk, Va as the site for its annual convention, June 21-24, 2017 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriot Hotel. More than 600 daylily growers and admirers are expected at the event, which is open to the public. A variety of workshops and clinics will teach participants about all things…

Holiday light shows and displays, Longwood

Best Holiday Light Shows and Displays

Looking for the best holiday light shows and displays at public gardens in our region? These five gardens are overflowing with the sights and sounds of the season. Longwood Gardens “A Longwood Christmas,” now through January 8, 2017, features a musically inspired display inside the four-acre Conservatory with more than 50 trees adorned with glass…

Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii: Native Plant Favorite

Amsonia hubrichtii, commonly known as blue star, is taking center stage this time of year across our region. It’s hard to miss those yellow and gold clouds of feathery leaves swaying in the slightest breezes. And I’m delighted to see that interest in Amsonia is spreading from residential gardens into public and commercial spaces. In…

Leaf composting, Perry-Lee West

Leaf Composting: 9 Tips for Success

Leaf composting became a bit easier for the people who attended Horticulturist Perry-Lee West’s recent workshop at Norfolk Botanical Garden. To help you make the best use of the leaves in your own yard, Perry-Lee shared these tips from her workshop. Shred the leaves really well. If there’s space, run over the entire pile with…