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Changes: (11/24/2020) - A bright-red persimmon, a narcissus anticipating another season, and cactus blooming right on time for the holidays; we have them all. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Beverly Holmberg of…
Thankful for turkeys (11/24/2020) - Every spring, Jim and I wait for the new flock of tiny velociraptors, accompanied by their stately and vigilant mother, to hop, skip, and bounce their way across the field…
MCWC meeting (11/24/2020) - Dee Bane was the guest speaker at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Mathews County Woman’s Club. Her topic was the Mathews Community Resources Council, an organization that serves as…
Believe it or not… (11/18/2020) - Flowers are still blooming, and nature remains beautiful, and (we are thankful) readers continue to send us scenes spotted by their discerning eyes. Please send your seasonal photos to editor@gazettejournal.net.…
Engagement (11/18/2020) - Singleton-Longworth Robert “Popeye” Carter of Gloucester, announces the engagement of his daughter, Robin Singleton to James Longworth, son of Darryl and Bonnie Longworth of Gloucester. Robin is also the daughter…
Cherrybark oak (11/18/2020) - Friends often ask me where I get ideas for gardening columns. Some topics arise from random articles I read on the internet, and the subjects of many columns relate to…
Changing seasons (11/11/2020) - Are this year’s blooms nearly over? We still have some beautiful days among the cold nights, foggy mornings, and occasional rain. Fall is here in all its colors. Readers, please…
Wedding (11/11/2020) - Sterling-Watson Stephanie Watson and Joshua David Sterling were married at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, on their 30-acre estate in Ivor. The bride is the daughter of Irene Watson…
Birth (11/11/2020) - Hunter and Erin Johnson of Richmond, announce the birth of a daughter on Oct. 26, 2020. She has been named Adelaide Mae Johnson, and she weighed 9 lbs. 13.5 oz.…
Bringing a garden to life (11/11/2020) - Building a garden takes a lot of hard work, and I don’t mean just the physical labor. Some people make gardening look easy, but a lot of forethought and planning…
Clam chowder sale Saturday in Bena (11/11/2020) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club, located at 8784 Guinea Road, Bena, will hold one of its clam chowder sales on Saturday. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until noon, or…
Still blooming (11/4/2020) - We love the continuing beauty of our area. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net, and be patient. We have a bit of a backlog and want to use all we…
It’s time to make garden plans (11/4/2020) - Daylight Time is just a memory. The days are growing chilly and the nights chillier. Overnight, fall arrived. I’m holding my breath, waiting for the leaves to change. The tulip…
Weddings, Engagements (11/4/2020) - Garett Samuel RikardAshley Hampton Rikard Rikard-Hill Tim and Susan Hill of Richmond and Mathews are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Ashley Elisabeth Hampton, to Garett Samuel Rikard…
What’s your favorite? (10/28/2020) - Happy Halloween! Staff members at Riverside Convalescent Center, Mathews, exercised their creative genes to decorate these pumpkins. Activities director Richard Miles said Lisa Kinaitis, director of nursing, came up with…
Through the fall… (10/28/2020) - Readers continue to send photos of the lovely and interesting things in their gardens. We have saved quite a few for next week. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Camellia…
Mysterious, ghostly plants in the woods (10/28/2020) - In late September, I saw several photos on Facebook of an unusual plant called Indian pipe, also known as ghost plant or ghost pipe (Monotropa uniflora). From midsummer to fall…
Your space (10/21/2020) - We have happily featured photographs of your flowers in this space since late March, when daffodils were in full bloom and the pandemic was beginning to close down normal activities.…
Beware the poison plants! (10/21/2020) - In May 2019, Jim and I had the great pleasure and good fortune to return to Ireland for the first time in 22 years. After traveling for a week on…
‘Pocahontas’ the butterfly (10/21/2020) - Meet” Pocahontas.” Jeri Trudeau of Gloucester raised this Monarch butterfly. On Oct. 12, Trudeau tagged and released her, naming her in honor of the newly designated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, she…
Great Blue Lobelia (10/21/2020) - Great Blue Lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica, is a lovely plant late in the growing season, when plants with yellow flowers are usually prominent. Tall spikes of brilliant true-blue flowers grow on…
Fall blooms (10/7/2020) - The warm sunny days continue to bring blooms to our landscape. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Reblooming Iris at the home of Martha Thompson Hudgins of Gloucester. She said,…
Putting the garden to bed (10/7/2020) - Over the last week, the days and nights have grown considerably cooler. All of a sudden, it is October. Halloween candy has been on display at the grocery store for…
Even a punkamelon… (9/30/2020) - A skeleton, bees, birds, butterflies, and every color in the rainbow fill our flower panel this week. There’s even a punkamelon. Send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. A hummingbird enjoys late…
Tea plants, a new gardening venture (9/30/2020) - Sometimes gardening, like other activities, grows stale and boring if you never try anything new. If you are tired of tending the same old perennial beds and annual borders, I…