Master Gardener: Here’s why your tomatoes aren’t producing fruit | Home & Garden

Master Gardener: Here's why your tomatoes aren't producing fruit |  Home & Garden

Brian Jervis Ask a Master Gardener “My tomatoes are not producing any fruit. What’s wrong?” — CO Tomatoes are kind of the prima donnas of the garden. Unless everything is just right, they won’t produce fruit. For better or worse, we had a cooler spring, then rain for a couple of weeks, and then we … Read more

Watch now: Longtime gardener battles the rabbits to protect her living art | Local News

Watch now: Longtime gardener battles the rabbits to protect her living art |  Local News

Gardening has always been around Cindy Fillingame. While growing up in a small town just south of Spokane, Washington, and near the Idaho border, Fillingame absorbed the green thumb of her mother. After graduating from Washington State University, there were small plots in Seattle, Boston and, since 1975, Madison. But when Fillingame retired in 2006 … Read more

Family recipes etched in stone. Gravestone, that is.

Family recipes etched in stone.  Gravestone, that is.

At his home in Washington, DC, Charlie McBride often bakes his mother’s recipe for peach cobbler. As he pours the topping over the fruit, he remembers how his mother, aunts and grandmother sat under a tree in Louisiana, cackling at one another’s stories as they peeled peaches to can for the winter. McBride loved this … Read more

Waterlilies may appeal to some gardeners | Outdoors

Waterlilies may appeal to some gardeners |  Outdoors

Some gardeners consider waterlilies to be the ultimate challenge. Many admire them but few grow them, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Though waterlilies may appear exotic and fragile, they are tough and durable, Trinklein said. “Once established, waterlilies flower well into late summer and provide an exotic addition to any landscape,” he … Read more

Mother-son cookie bakers develop recipe for success | Local News

Mother-son cookie bakers develop recipe for success |  Local News

As far as recipes for cookies baked by mother and son and sold at Spotsylvania County farmers’ markets, Quiana and Otis Whitehead Jr. have that part down pat. They serve up old-fashioned chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and sugar cookies—along with more than a dozen other varieties—that are almost as big as hockey pucks and packed … Read more