Dawn Conrad, Author at Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

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The Garden Muse — Patchouli’s fascinating history helped create paisley design

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a shrubby herbaceous perennial in the mint family. It is native to the Philippines and grows wild in Malaysia, Indonesia and ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:10 pm

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The Garden Muse — Invasive pests to watch for in Virginia

Much information has been disseminated of late on the Spotted Lantern Fly, a serious agricultural pest introduced into the United States from China in 2014. ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Friday, July 15, 2022 5:00 pm

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The Garden Muse — Tip aid with gardening during hot summer months

Gardening in the scorching summer months can be challenging, add high humidity and excess/lack of rainfall to the challenge and many an enthusiastic gardener has ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:43 pm

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The Garden Muse — Have excess fresh herbs?

Have you ever purchased fresh herbs to use in a special recipe and found yourself wondering what to do with the excess left on hand? ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:45 am

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The Garden Muse —Calendula a must have plant in the garden

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold) is an herbaceous plant in the daisy family Asteraceae and is not a member of the marigold family of plants. Each ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Friday, June 3, 2022 1:00 pm

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The Garden Muse — The Poppy a Symbol of Remembrance

The Poppy originally linked to Armistice Day, November 11, now referred to as Veterans Day, had its popularity as a symbol of solemn remembrance reinvigorated ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Friday, May 20, 2022 3:00 pm

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The Garden Muse — Good companions in the garden

I often have people ask me what I do in my gardens to keep the pests out. My immediate response is most often in the ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:41 pm

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The Garden Muse — Timing is everything

Gardner’s know that when it comes to sowing seeds and planting ‘timing is everything.’ Whether sowing seeds indoors or planting tender seedlings in your garden, ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Saturday, April 23, 2022 11:00 am

Lifestyles

The Garden Muse — April showers will bring May flowers

We have all heard the saying ‘April showers will bring May flowers’; however, I believe that there is more to May’s abundance of flowering plant ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Sunday, April 10, 2022 12:30 pm

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The Garden Muse — The Easter Lily

Lilium longiflorum more commonly known as the Easter Lily is native to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands. It was introduced to the U.S. in 1919 ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Friday, March 25, 2022 1:30 pm

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