Gene Fox, Author at Washington Daily News

Columns

Is it too late to plant my tulips?

I got this question from a friend this week and knew right where to go to find the answer. I called Carl Van Staalduinen, one ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:14 pm

Columns

How to prune your Scuppernong grapes

This is one of the more frequent questions that I receive this time of year, from vine renovation to how to train them and everything ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Friday, January 27, 2023 3:34 pm

Columns

When is the best time for that Pre-Emergent application?

I was in Raleigh last Friday for a meeting. My motto is if you are on time, you’re late, so I was there about an ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, January 19, 2023 4:32 pm

Columns

What to do about these moles in my yard part II

In the last installment of this discussion from New Year’s Day, we talked about moles being beneficial to our lawn systems and about management through ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 4:56 pm

Columns

My recommendation for an easy-to-grow herb plant

There are several herbs that you can grow in the landscape. Most of these would fall into the annual category however, meaning that you would ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Friday, January 6, 2023 12:16 pm

Columns

What can I do about these moles in my yard?

A nice, warm winter day (also known as the Eastern North Carolina mini-Spring) out for a walk across the yard only to nearly break an ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Friday, December 30, 2022 3:18 pm

Columns

Molasses won’t work as a fertilizer

Sometimes I get the most interesting calls! Questions from plant, weed, and insect identification to various products to be used in helping us grow our ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Friday, December 23, 2022 4:34 pm

Columns

How to care for your Poinsettia

I was in Wal-Mart last week picking up gifts and a few last-minute things for a Christmas party. While we were walking out, I noticed ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, December 15, 2022 8:20 pm

Columns

Why won’t my Christmas Cactus bloom?

The Christmas cactus is a traditional and very festive gift this time of year. We browse by them in grocery stores, flower shops and many ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, December 8, 2022 7:44 pm

Columns

My Amaryllis has bloomed and is gorgeous, what do I do with it now?

I was talking with someone from Washington Park last week and she asked me, “What do you do with those amaryllis bulbs after they flower? ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:21 pm

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