English ivy is a stress-tolerant groundcover that is an invasive plant that will take over trees and buildings.
Charlotte, Dinwiddie, Halifax, Lunenburg and Sussex counties have joined the list of localities covered under the Virginia Imported Fire Ant Quarantine.
Some think fresh, local produce is off the menu now that the warm growing season has passed. But there are several cold-hardy crops that last throughout the winter months.
Students at Meherrin Elementary School in Southampton County and Powhatan Middle School in Powhatan County will get to cultivate leafy greens in their classrooms with new hydroponics systems presented by Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.
Poinsettias are thought to be the Cadillac of holiday plants, but Virginia gift givers have plenty of other options as well.