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2008-10-08 03:00:14

By Adlam, John Whitefly With predators, add Majestik, Nemolt, SB Plant Invigorator and Mycotal into your integrated pest management programme. Mycotal is a useful control product especially in humidity levels above 80 per cent under protection. If predators are not used, apply Gazelle, Oberon, Toppel 10, Decis or Gyro. Spraying three times at five-day intervals to ensure all subsequent generations are controlled gives the best adult control programmes. Exempter or lmidasect 5GR granules in...

2008-10-05 09:00:10

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent You never know what special plants you might find for your home or garden when you shop at the Virginia Beach Garden Club Fall Flower Festival. Roots & Shoots, a section that features old-fashioned favorites and hard-to-find plants from members' gardens, is the star of the festival, being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. A big variety of pansies, gardening supplies and gifts also...

2008-09-08 15:00:33

By Digging In TRACEY HOBSON For the Journal Q: Having planted several fruit trees this past spring, I'm curious if there is anything I can do now to help get my young trees healthier for the time being? A: There are two things I suggest. First, aim to keep the area the trees are planted in tidy. Rake up and remove any of the dropped fruit and as the season continues, keep raking up all of the leaves the trees drop. Leaving the litter would give bugs and eggs a comfy place...

2007-04-07 15:00:15

Q:WE had to remove a dying almond tree from our patio. We are looking to replace it with a new tree that has beautiful foliage, and that fully flowers in the spring and will not grow too big, but will give a little shade over our patio table. Do you have any suggestions? A: My personal choice would be Forest Pansy or Silver Cloud Redbud, Cercis canadensis. Forest Pansy Redbud likes full sun and is a moderate growing tree to 20 feet tall with a 15-foot spread, but pruning can control...

Latest Pansy Reference Libraries

2005-07-12 15:38:04

The Heartsease (Viola triocolor) is a common European wild flower and grows as an annual or short-lived perennial. In North America, where it spread widely after its introduction, it is known as the Johnny Jump Up (though this name is also applied to similar native species such as the Yellow Pansy). It is the progenitor of the cultivated Pansy, and is therefore sometimes called the Wild Pansy; before the cultivated Pansies were developed, "pansy" was an alternative name for the wild form....

2005-07-12 11:20:45

The Pansy or Pansy Violet is a cultivated garden flower. It is derived from the wildflower called the Heartsease or Johnny Jump Up (Viola tricolor), and is sometimes given the subspecies name Viola tricolor hortensis. However, many garden varieties are hybrids and are referred to as Viola × wittrockiana. The name "pansy" also appears as part of the common name of a number of wild flowers belonging, like the cultivated Pansy, to the violet genus Viola. One or two unrelated flowers such as...

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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.