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Update on spotted lanternfly (4/7/2021) - In October 2019, I wrote a “Gardening Corner” column on the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), an insect pest that was first discovered in eastern Pennsylvania in 2014. While I was…
Gloucester Daffodil Show attracts 1,315 stems, 56 exhibitors (4/7/2021) - After last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19, the 2021 Gloucester Daffodil Show attracted 1,315 stems from 56 exhibitors, including some who came to Gloucester from four other states to participate,…
School held for daffodil show judges (4/7/2021) - An American Daffodil Judges School 2 was sponsored by the Gloucester Daffodil Club at Brent and Becky’s Chesapeake Lounge on Thursday, March 25. The school, sanctioned by the ADS, is…
Beauties of spring (4/7/2021) - Everywhere one looks, Mother Nature presents a beautiful palette for our enjoyment. Share your photos with our readers by sending them to editor@gazettejournal.net. Camellias and daffodils bloom at the Marvin…
One year of blooms (3/31/2021) - Reason to celebrate: Our readers have beautified this page for one year as of this week. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Tracey Crowder of Gloucester calls this illuminated splash…
Cheerful summer annuals (3/24/2021) - Now that spring has arrived, I look forward to warmer days with more sun and fewer days of torrential rain. Work in the flower garden can begin in earnest. This…
One year of blooms (3/24/2021) - Reason to celebrate: Our readers have beautified this page for one year as of this week. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Miniature daffodils and an iris bloom in the…
Did you know? (3/17/2021) - This week’s photos complete one full year of showcasing your submissions. We started on March 26, 2020, after the COVID-19 cancellation of the Gloucester Daffodil Festival. Will this feature keep…
Prune crape myrtles for beauty (3/17/2021) - The daffodils are starting to show their cheerful, yellow faces, a sure sign that spring is on its way. For the next two to three months, each week will bring…
Eriksen-Rudisill (3/10/2021) - Tommy and Lorna Erikson of Foster announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Eriksen, to Trevor Rudisill, son of Mike and Lori Rudisill of Gloucester. Miss Eriksen graduated from Mathews…
Beautiful colors (3/10/2021) - The landscape is set to explode in greenery and blossoms as the weather warms up. Here is a preview of the colors. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Camellia japonica…
Change is in the air (2/24/2021) - Residents are still enjoying their indoor blooms and finding cold weather outdoors, but some early spring flowers are also making a welcome appearance. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Amaryllis…
Sunshine, green leaves, and a ladybug (2/24/2021) - Last Saturday and Sunday, the sun magically appeared after a weeks-long stretch of rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, wintry mix, and more rain. On Saturday, we saw blue sky, and…
Lewis steps down as president of TOGA (2/24/2021) - Terry Lewis of Gloucester stepped down in January as president of the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) at the nonprofit organization’s virtual Annual Meeting. Lewis was TOGA’s president from 2017…
VersAbility to hold virtual gala (2/24/2021) - VersAbility Resources will hold its annual “All Abilities Shine” gala virtually for the first time this year. The public is invited to join the celebration of people with disabilities of…
Gift of the lemon tree (2/24/2021) - Melissa Ashe of Gloucester Point received a very nice wintertime present from her lemon tree: five fresh homegrown lemons. The story of Melissa’s lemon tree appeared in Betty Day’s column…
Cards of Thanks (2/17/2021) - WEST--The family of Carlton Lee West would like to thank the staff of Heron Cove 1/Sanders and Riverside Walter Reed Hospice for the compassionate care he received during his illness.…
All the signs are there (2/17/2021) - Through snow, ice, rain and clouds, our readers have found signs that spring is on the way and that nature never goes south for the winter. Please send your photos…
Early spring cleanup (2/17/2021) - As I sit at my desk on another cold, rainy day, I find it difficult to imagine that spring will ever arrive. We are halfway through a long, dreary February,…
Historical marker contest underway (2/17/2021) - Virginia’s second annual Black History Month Historical Marker Contest is underway. This initiative offers opportunities to learn about African Americans who have made important contributions to Virginia history, provides teachers…
Backyard visitors (2/17/2021) - Gloucester resident Barbara J. King has had a number of visitors to her yard in Wicomico during the early weeks of 2021. From top, they include a northern flicker, a…
In the snow, in the window, in the yard (2/10/2021) - Plant life pushes on even as the snowflakes fall. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Lauren McManus sent these photo of the promise of spring on her property on Cedar…
MCWC members learn about needlework during program (2/10/2021) - Members of the Mathews County Woman’s Club were told about different types of samplers and stitchery at its meeting Monday at the clubhouse. Presenter Cheryl Dale of Mathews, told members…
Plant flowers that attract native bees (2/10/2021) - We are into the second week of February, which means that it is time to start thinking of early spring chores like pruning trees and shrubs. It also is time…
Two confusing oaks (2/10/2021) - Without fresh leaves on trees, in winter it’s fun to try identification of the dry leaves as we scuffle through them on paths in wooded areas. In any season, oaks…