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In The Dirt: Succulents are an Easy Choice

By Ray Greenstreet ALEXANDRIA,VA- It may come as no surprise that interest in succulents has tripled in the past five years. This popularity is driven...

Summer gardening? It’s not too late!

Here’s what to do right now! By Ray Greenstreet Summer can be a time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the rewards of the well-maintained garden—but...

In The Dirt: Perennial Gardening

  By Ray Greenstreet ALEXANDRIA, VA - June – and with it, summer - has arrived. In an annual rite marking this seasonal passage, the Perennial...

Foodie Newz: Grocers to Gourmet Toasters

  There’s a lot going on around Alexandria since my last column. Here are a few of them. By Debby Critchley ALEXANDRIA, VA - Many of us...

Alexandria City Council Approves Del Ray Gardens Restaurant and Beer Garden

Alexandria, VA - Enjoying the weather? It might be nice to sit outside. The Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the request of a special...

Garden Dirt: Success is All About The Soil

Put Your Money in the Root Zone by Ray Greenstreet Spring fever is sweeping our area. Warmer days have us dreaming of gardens lush with abundant...

It’s Now Time to Be a Seed-Starter and Here’s How

In the Dirt by Ray Greenstreet Starting plants from seed is a great way to garden mid-winter – get your hands dirty, smell soil, see green...

Alexandria Has Voted: See the Best in Town from Donuts to...

And the Winners Are…. ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Thank you to all who voted this fall in our Annual Readers’ Choice contest. The ballots have been...

December Garden Dirt by Ray Greenstreet: Christmas Trees

While most of the year we are sharing our experience and expertise on garden plants, December brings people to garden centers for a very...

Set Change! Bring In the Mums, Asters and Cabbages

In the Dirt by Ray Greenstreet Now that early fall weather has finally started to arrive, it is time to prepare for all the changes...
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