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Fall Colors (9/15/2021) - The flowers seem to grow brighter and bolder as their summer display nears an end. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Beautiful dahlias at the home of Ginger Rowe in…
Plant your perennials in the fall (9/15/2021) - The annual Gloucester Master Gardeners’ Plant Extravaganza was held last Saturday, Sept. 11. The day was perfect, with blue sky, a pleasant temperature, and hundreds of plants lovingly nurtured for…
Plant sale (9/15/2021) - The Gloucester Extension Master Gardeners held its yearly Plant Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday at the Moose Family Center. Pictured above are plant lovers milling around, admiring the array of…
DAR meeting (9/15/2021) - Members of the Augustine Warner Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Gloucester, attended the 65th anniversary of District II Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, held Aug. 14 at the…
Need a little sunshine? (9/1/2021) - When the news is gloomy, try taking a walk with Mother Nature to brighten your spirits. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. “This sunflower just looked proud this morning,” said…
Busch-Traft (9/1/2021) - Sharee Lynn Traft and Frank Lynn Busch were married 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at their home. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Cramer of LightHouse Church, Hayes, officiated. Music…
Native shrubs to plant this fall (9/1/2021) - Since I wrote about the invasiveness and toxicity of nandina or heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica) in July, several people have asked me about non-invasive shrubs they could plant in place…
Living the life (9/1/2021) - As thermometers soared into the 90s this week, these cats at the home of Chris Bridge of Diggs flattened out. Above, from left, are tabby Bitsy and grey and white…
Mathews County dawn (9/1/2021) - Crabpot buoys in the distance, a merchant ship on the horizon, and the sunrise over all: the break of day on Monday in the Chesapeake Bay, just off the shoreline…
Beauty in the garden (8/25/2021) - It’s late summer, and flying beauties are taking their sustenance from garden flowers, which continue to add their own beauty to the landscape. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Blooms…
Schmitz-Streett (8/25/2021) - Gregg and Jackie Schmitz of Gloucester, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Schmitz, to David Allen Streett Jr., son of David and Mary Streett of Virginia Beach. Sarah…
Soles-Templeman (8/25/2021) - Mr. and Mrs. H. Blair Soles of Schley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Aaron Michael Templeman, son of Debra and George Templeman of Calvert County, Maryland.…
Fall garden preview (8/25/2021) - “The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. Even on the most beautiful days of the whole year— the days when summer is…
Best Years Club to go to Heathsville (8/25/2021) - Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism will restart its Best Years Club trips for ages 55 and over on Sept. 18 with a trip to Heathsville, where participants will visit Rice’s…
Master Naturalist training (8/25/2021) - The Middle Peninsula chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists will hold a training course for new members starting the beginning of 2022. The classes will run from February through May. Classroom…
Double rainbow (8/25/2021) - Double rainbow over the Guinea marshes in Gloucester on Friday evening between rainstorms.
Bounty (8/18/2021) - Here are scenes from the season that, this week, do not include flowers. Don’t worry: our bouquet will return next week. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. A peacock is…
In the blueberry field (8/18/2021) - Nolan Larkin, who turns 6 next month, recently got the chance to pick a basketful of blueberries at Eastfields Farms in the Glebe section of Mathews. Larkin is the son…
Make your own cottage garden (8/18/2021) - A lifetime ago, when we lived in England, I fell in love with gardens. Gardening was more than a pastime in the towns and village. It was serious business with…
River Country Quilters meet Tuesday (8/18/2021) - Courtenay Hughes, from Missouri Star Quilt Company of Hamilton, Missouri, will be guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of River Country Quilters. The group will meet at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church,…
Look and learn (8/11/2021) - It’s a real education in botany to look at the flowers grown by our readers. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Florace Arnold of Hayes is getting results from her…
Majestic monarchs (8/11/2021) - At least once each summer, I write a column about butterflies. Of all the visitors to the garden, the winged ones are my favorites. I can sit on the front…
Butterfly count (8/11/2021) - The Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist Chapter will sponsor a North American Butterfly Association butterfly count on Saturday, Aug. 28. The NABA Butterfly Count Program has been held annually since 1975,…
All things bright and beautiful (8/4/2021) - Local gardens are ablaze with color and variety. Please send us your photos too…editor@gazettejournal.net is the contact. Asclepius or Butterfly Weed, enjoyed by a butterfly; sent by Judy Moughon of…
Elaeagnus—another invasive! (8/4/2021) - In last week’s column, I wrote about Nandina domestica, sacred or heavenly bamboo, and the problems it causes as both an invasive and a toxic plant. I referred to the…