Garden News

House Plant “Vacation”

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You might want to consider having your house plants go on a vacation once the weather warms up for good, night temperatures consistently above 55 degrees. It is often a real refreshing house plant pick-me-up for them after a long season of in-house low light levels. An area with dappled shade generally is most beneficial,…

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Conifer Garden – Video Blog

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Learn more about the beautiful Conifer Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden in southeast Virginia. Les Parks shows you how Conifers are a great addition to your own landscape as they look stunning in all seasons! This Garden was designated by the American Conifer Society as a Reference Garden for the Southeast.

Scale Insects

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Now, during the dormant season, is a good time to check woody plants for scale insect infestations. Scale insects are not the easiest to recognize because they are not only immobile, but are usually small and do not look like most other insects. Many of them resemble small, oval or circular sea shells. One is even called oyster…

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Fungus Gnats

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Do you occasionally observe small flying insects that appear to be tiny (1/10 to 1/8 inch long) mosquitos on your houseplants? Fungus gnats are common in houseplant soils with high organic matter that are kept quite moist. They do not pose any problem for humans or pets, other than being annoying, but can harm plants….

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Million Bulb Walk

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Guests may walk through the lights on these dates: Friday, November 22 – Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Walk through 2 miles of spectacular lighted displays

Video Blog – Native Azaleas

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Don’t miss Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Annual Plant Sale Mother’s Day Weekend – May 10-12th. Watch Les Parks as he shares his love of the Native Azalea. This flowering plant is the Garden’s signature plant for the NBG Plant Sale – fitting for our 75th anniversary! Click here for more information about our Annual Plant Sale.