Dawn Conrad, Author at Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

THE GARDEN MUSE

The Garden Muse — Herb garden history

Most people believe herbs are strictly grown and used primarily in the preparation of food and that belief is incorrect. The earliest uses of herbs ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Thursday, November 17, 2022 2:00 pm

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The Garden Muse —The Chrysanthemum

The Chrysanthemum, a flowering herb, was first cultivated in China. It was used as a culinary herb for medicinal purposes. The petals and young shoots ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Saturday, October 29, 2022 9:00 am

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The Garden Muse — Be thankful

This past weekend provided cool temperatures and some beautiful fall landscapes for all to enjoy. The local towns in Southside Virginia were all a-buzz with ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:00 am

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The Garden Muse —Autumn silence

Autumn is in the air. A season of slowing down, enjoying the harvest, and resting the senses. A prequel if you will to the coming ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Friday, September 30, 2022 11:31 am

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The Garden Muse — Using leaf mulch in your landscape

It is that time of year when some gardeners are prepping their gardens and yards for winter. Mulching protects plants from winter’s fluctuating temperatures, helps ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Friday, September 16, 2022 1:56 pm

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The Garden Muse — Monarch butterfly now on the endangered species list

It pains me to share that on July 21, one of my worst fears has come true, the Beautiful Monarch butterfly was officially declared endangered ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:30 am

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The Garden Muse — Edible flowers from herbs and plants

Most people believe that once their herb plant has flowered it is of no use anymore, but for some herbs/plants this is not true. It ... Read more

by Dawn Conrad, Friday, August 12, 2022 3:00 pm

Columns

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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