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Peggy Singlemann
Peggy Singlemann is the director of horticulture at Maymont and the host of WCVE/WHTJ’s Virginia Home Grown.

    7 Gift Ideas That Grow on You

    With graduations, First Communions, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, the next few months are full of gift-giving opportunities! This year, don’t overlook plants. They can make great gifts, and the fond memory of your present grows each year. Not only…

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    Garden Winterizing

    During October, the gardening season is winding down and it’s time to attend to a few details. With a bit of maintenance now, your garden will pass through winter unscathed and emerge ready for another wonderful growing season. Let’s get…

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    Healthy Plants for a Healthy World

    Many plants in local landscapes are rebounding from this past winter. The erratic temperatures killed back the above-ground portions of plants we love, such as hydrangeas, gardenias, and boxwood. The good news is these plants will rebound as new growth…

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    Planning for Planting: After the Snow

    For many gardeners, January is a perfect follow-up to the holidays when new gifts of seed and plant catalogs arrive in the mailbox almost daily. The crisp, colorful pages, filled with bouquets of flowers and mouth-watering fruits and vegetables, spark…

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    Ultimate Fall Planting Guide

    Ahhh, the cooler temperatures of autumn! They are met annually with celebration, like a prize earned for enduring a Central Virginia summer. Fall is a great season for evaluation and renovation in the landscape and in the garden because of…

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    Secrets of Pollinator Gardening

    Creating a garden that attracts pollinators is beneficial for the ecosystem and fun for families. Plus, few things are as rewarding as watching a butterfly light on a flower or a bumblebee lumber from blossom to blossom. Pollinators require specific…

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