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Beauty wherever you turn (5/11/2022) - Mother Nature is putting on quite a show. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Irises and fringe tree from Roxanna and Bill Andersen’s garden in Hayes. Molly and Ted Broderson…
Ticks are waiting for you to pass by (5/11/2022) - The title of this column is not a joke. At this moment, ticks are hanging on to leaves and blades of grass in your yard and mine, waiting for us…
BIRTH (5/11/2022) - Mary Ashley and James Bradley Wood of Mathews, announce the birth of a daughter on May 3, 2022 in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News. She has been named Jewell…
Gloucester Daffodil Club members win awards (5/11/2022) - Several members of the Gloucester Daffodil Club won awards recently for the flowers they entered in various shows. Club members brought home 71 of 164 blue ribbons awarded in horticulture…
A blooming overflow (5/4/2022) - Sorry friends, we just didn’t have room for all your beautiful photos this week. But don’t give up! Please send the latest in your garden to editor@gazettejournal.net. We are using…
Injury prevention tips for gardeners (5/4/2022) - Every few years, I write a column that reviews safety when bending, squatting, or lifting heavy loads. Our back muscles must be nurtured and protected, and we pay a price…
Wonderful birds (5/4/2022) - Lisa Deaton of Mathews, has had ospreys and owls on her osprey platform; now, three geese have found it a good spot for a morning assembly, left. Next, Joni Neal…
Mother’s Day poem (5/4/2022) - In 1968, Sammy Burton of Gloucester purchased a painting with a poem, describing “a mother’s love,” while serving in Vietnam. He sent it to his mother, Dorothy Virginia Burton, and…
Wall of color (4/27/2022) - Azaleas everywhere, and flowers of all descriptions from cactus to late daffodils to early roses, and more in between, decorate our landscape now. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Bruce…
Bakers invited to compete in May Faire Pound Cake contest (4/27/2022) - Pound cake cooks are invited to try their luck in the 2022 May Faire Pound Cake contest, to be held Saturday, May 7, as part of the festival being held…
Explosion of beauty (4/20/2022) - Here is a sample of the beautiful photos being sent our way. Please submit your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Mary Bourne of Bena said the deer mostly leave this azalea alone.…
Easter coloring contest (4/20/2022) - The Gazette-Journal’s annual Easter coloring contest received entries from 90 boys and girls, ages 4 through 12. Cash prizes of $25, $15 and $10 were awarded in each of three…
Why are microclimates important? (4/20/2022) - “I watched a gardening show about microclimates a few days ago. What do you know about planting in microclimates,” Jim asked me recently. “Probably not as much as I should,”…
Raffle winner (4/13/2022) - Apostles Lutheran Church held a free raffle during the Gloucester Daffodil Festival, with Yve Grundy of Williamsburg winning a stained-glass piece created by Gene Gomez. He was inspired by a…
Full bloom (4/13/2022) - We had so many flower photos, we have carried some over to next week and will try to find space for almost everything. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net, and…
Northstein-Bullion (4/13/2022) - Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Northstein of Gloucester announce the engagement of their daughter, Maekenna W. Northstein, to Jett W. Bullion, son of Star Richardson of Church View, and Johnathan Bullion…
Ready for Easter (4/13/2022) - Linda Digges, who lives on North River Road, Mathews, sent in this photo of a roadside mailbox decorated for Easter, “one of the best” she has ever seen.
Easter tree (4/13/2022) - Spotted at the Mathews County home of Mike and Karen Pittman.
Big bloom (4/13/2022) - Olivia Tautkus of Hayes offered a humorous photo: “I found a rather unusual and large variety of daffodil in my yard the other day.”
Siberian and Japanese Irises (4/13/2022) - In last week’s “Gardening Corner,” I wrote about tall, bearded iris, which some gardeners plant as late spring to early summer focal points. There is no denying the beauty and…
Nature leaps into spring (4/13/2022) - PHOTO BY LINDA TJOSSEM Killdeer bird eggs are laid in Linda Tjossem’s driveway at Hayes again this year. She has protected them with an obstacle for vehicles. PHOTO BY LARRY…
Virginia Marine Police (4/13/2022) - Senior Officer S. Taylor Ovide with the Virginia Marine Police spoke Monday to the Mathews County Woman’s Club about how his department’s objectives have changed from merely regulating fisheries to…
Spring explosion (4/6/2022) - Shall we continue? we asked, and you voted with your flowers. We continue into our third year of beautiful flora. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Assorted flower shots from…
Irises, garden show-stoppers (4/6/2022) - For several weeks, Gloucester County appeared to be bathed in warm shades of golden light: lemony, buttery, egg yolky yellows, with touches of salmon, coral, and key lime. Sadly, many…
Gloucester Daffodil Show (4/6/2022) - CHARLIE KOENIG / GAZETTE-JOURNAL This year’s return of the Gloucester Daffodil Festival also brought with it a return of the annual Gloucester Daffodil Show. The show, a signature event of…
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