Garden Sheets

  1. A Conversation Between God and St. Francis (PDF)
  2. Abingdon History Tree Project (PDF)
  3. Abingdon Tree Map - Rose Sullivan, Lenora Davis, John Lee Powell and Bill Walker (PDF)
  4. Backyard Bistro - Miscellaneous (PDF)
  5. Best Roses for our Region - Peter Kuksielski - New York Times (PDF)
  6. Beyond the Food Patch - Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries (PDF)
  7. Boxwoods - Diane Relf - VCE (PDF)
  8. Butterflies - Denise Greene - Sassafras Farm (PDF)
  9. Butterflies - Save the Monarchs - Plant Milkweed - USFW - Native Plants (PDF)
  10. Butterfly Gardening - Martin, Suzanne Swift and Cynda Carlton (PDF)
  11. Camellia C. sasanqua Kanjiro - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  12. Camellia Fall from a 4th Floor View of Lancaster County - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  13. Camellia Japonica Tri-Color (JPEG)
  14. Camellia Planting Care - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  15. Camellia Resources and Sources - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  16. Camellia Species - Bob Goddhart (PDF)
  17. Camellia Variety Recommendations - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  18. Camellias - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  19. Camellias A Passion for Landscape Design and Gardening - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  20. Camellias Design You into Your Garden - A Common Sense Approach - Bob Goodhart (PDF)
  21. Climate Changes in Hampton Roads - Dr. Doug Dwoyer (PDF)
  22. Companion Planting by Lavender Fields Herb Farm - Nicole Schermerhorn - Lavender Fields Farm (PDF)
  23. Compost Tea - Bill Garlette - Newport News Master Gardener (PDF)
  24. Composting for Healthy Gardens - Jim Newton - Gloucester Master Gardener (PDF)
  25. Curb Appeal - Kathy van Mullenkom - Daily Press (PDF)
  26. Designing Your Garden for Year Round Interest by George McLellan (PDF)
  27. Dolly Sods - A Brief Introduction - Jim Rentch - West Virginia University (PDF)
  28. Ecology - David Mellor, PhD (PDF)
  29. Eden Woods Moss Garden - Norie Burnet (PDF)
  30. Enhancing the Community Through Demonstration and Education - Debbie Dillion - Loudon County (PDF)
  31. Environmental Lawns - Mike Goatley - Virginia Tech (PDF)
  32. Even the Dead Can Grow Roses - Joy Long - Gloucester Master Gardener (PDF)
  1. Farm Foody - Tom Davenport (PDF)
  2. Ferns - Enjoy Hardy Ferns in the Landscape - Jim Orband (PDF)
  3. Ferns List - Ferns in the Landscape- Jim Orband (PDF)
  4. Forests for the Bay - Craig Highfield (PDF)
  5. Garden Calendar ( Sowing in hot Beds) - Anderson Home Gardens - Newport News (PDF)
  6. Garden Calendar (Sowing in Open Ground) - Anderson Home Gardens - Newport News (PDF)
  7. Grass List - Helen Hamilton (XLS)
  8. Grasses Ornamental - Helen Hamilton (PDF)
  9. Habitat Beyond Honey Bees Insect Pollinators in the Land (PDF)
  10. Habitat Bring Back the Pollinators - Jane Henley (PDF)
  11. Habitat Carols Top Ten Plus 2 - 1 - Carol Heiser and Susan Walton (PDF)
  12. Habitat Carols Top Ten Plus 2 - Carol Heiser and Susan Walton (PDF)
  13. Habitat Coastal Plain Native Plants - Department of Conservation, Restoration and Landscaping (PDF)
  14. Habitat Go Wild Backyard Creation Habitat (PDF)
  15. Habitat Native Herbs (PDF)
  16. Habitat Native Plants for Gloucester County Gardens - Karen Duhring 2017 (PDF)
  17. Habitat Northern Neck Native Plants (PDF)
  18. Habitat Plants for Pollinators - Helen Hamilton (PDF)
  19. Habitat Tallamys List - Doug Tallamy (PDF)
  20. Health Chart - Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables (PDF)
  21. Holiday Decorations - Marion Baker (PDF)
  22. Honeybees - Jean Lorre-Smith (PDF)
  23. Hooper Bald Project - Jim Brant (PDF)
  24. Horticultural Therapy - Betsy Lane - Gloucester Master Gardener (PDF)
  25. How to Make a Rain Barrel - Kathy van Mullekom - Daily Press (PDF)
  26. How to Make a Worm Bin - Virginia Cooperative Extension (PDF)
  27. Introduction to Botany - Preliminaries - Dr. Doug DeBerry (PDF)
  28. Introduction to Botany - Species ID Terminology (Compatibility Model) - Dr. Doug DeBerry (PDF)
  29. Invasives - Dorothy Geyer (PDF)
  30. Leave No Trace Part 1 - David Lauthers (PDF)
  31. Leave No Trace Part 2 - David Lauthers (PDF)
  32. Leave No Trace Part 3 - David Lauthers (PDF)
  1. Measures (PDF)
  2. Metric Conversions (PDF)
  3. Mulching (PDF)
  4. Mushrooms - Tom Teeples (PDF)
  5. Mycology - Tom Teeples (PDF)
  6. Native Plants - Herbs DCR (PDF)
  7. Native Plants for Southeast Virginia Including the Hampton Roads Region (PDF)
  8. Natural Gardening - Anna Schmidt (PDF)
  9. Organic Horticulture - Bill Garlette - Newport News Master Gardener (PDF)
  10. Organic or Inorganic - Jack Eden (PDF)
  11. Patented and Trademarked Plants - Cheri Haggerty (PDF)
  12. Plants That Deer Will Not Eat - N.Y. Mid-Atlantic Gardeners Book of Lists (PDF)
  13. Preserving Cut Flowers - Jack Eden (PDF)
  14. Propagation Briefing - Denise Greene - Sassafras Farm (PDF)
  15. Rain Gardens - Jim Newton - Gloucester Master Gardener (PDF)
  16. Re-blooming Bearded Irises - Mike Lockatell - Roots and Blooms (PDF)
  17. Rhododendron Species Study at Gregory Bald (PDF)
  18. Secret Codes - Kathleen M. Gips - The Language of Flowers (PDF)
  19. The Dirt on Dirt - Rhonda L. Bowen, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (PDF)
  20. Tidewater Growing Solutions - Homeowners Guide to Protecting the Environment (PDF)
  21. Trees and Planting Problems - Jim Newton - Gloucester Master Gardener (PDF)
  22. Trees and Shrub Planting Guidelines - Bonnie Appleton - Virginia Beach (PDF)
  23. Trees Handout (PDF)
  24. Trees That Grow in Gloucester - Gloucester Master Gardeners and Tree Stewards (PDF)
  25. Vegetable Gardening on the Middle Peninsula - Jim Orband (PDF)
  26. Vermicomposting - Kandy Keith and Sue Sanders (PDF)
  27. Virginias Non Point Source Nutrient Program - Jenny McGarvey (PDF)
  28. Ware Tree Map - Sue Perrin and Arlene Ramsey (PDF)
  29. Water Wise - Jeff Miller - Virginia Green Industry Council (PDF)
  30. What Grass Should I Plant - Mike Goatley - Virginia Tech (PDF)
  31. Worlds Largest Garden - Keukenhof, Holland (PDF)

Keys to Proper Use of Pesticides

  • Dispose of empty pesticide containers properly.
  • Read the label on each pesticide container before each use. Follow the printed instructions to the letter; heed all cautions and warnings; note precautions about residues.
  • Store pesticides in the containers in which you bought them. Put them where children and animals cannot get to them preferably locked-up and away from food, feed, seed, and other materials that may become harmful if contaminated.

Notice: Because pesticide labels can change rapidly, you should read the label directions carefully before buying and using any pesticides. See your physician if symptoms of illness occur during or after the use of pesticides.