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Gene Fox, Author at Washington Daily News

Home & Real Estate

Caterpillar season is coming

It’s that time of year again and the usual suspects are beginning to appear.  This very colorful worm (a.k.a. caterpillar) on your azaleas is an ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 2:56 pm

Agriculture

The Ocracoke Fig Festival

Ocracoke will be celebrating the great fig during the weekend of August 5-7. This is the 8th annual Ocracoke Fig Festival. To a plant nerd ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:13 pm

Home & Real Estate

What am I spraying?

This year has been a funny one so far. We’ve had lots of rain and then no rain and then lots of rain again as ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:23 pm

Home & Real Estate

Queen Anne’s Lace or Elderberry?

I attended an engagement party a few weeks back that was planned and catered by The Acreage Events. It was a lovely affair, worthy of ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, July 1, 2021 11:47 am

Home & Real Estate

Tips for traveling this summer

Most of us tend to save our vacation time for summer travel and fun. My family usually spends time at both the beach and visiting ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:24 am

Agriculture

A beginner’s guide to pesticides

This time of year, with every passing warm day, a hot topic has been spraying herbicides on home lawns. I fielded this question three times ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:36 pm

Home & Real Estate

Fried green tomatoes: a Southern favorite

I had the pleasure of hosting my folks, who live in Pennsylvania, over the course of the weekend. We had a wonderful visit. The mosquitoes ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:59 pm

Community Columns

Navigating spots on Camellias

The caller noticed that her camellia leaves weren’t looking very good. There were some spots and yellowing or what we would call chlorosis. Before we ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:39 pm

Agriculture

What is this alien growth on my mulch?

I had a sample come into the office this week that was just a disgusting mass of yellow goo. It was found by a homeowner ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:20 pm

Columns

How to avoid burweed and protect turf this summer

I workout with a group called F3. The three F’s stand for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. We have our workout that takes care of our ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:55 pm

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