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June 29, 2018

Last week I profiled trumpet vine, a ridiculously aggressive woody vine. This week belongs to another nemesis, and it’s also marketed as an ornamental.

Virginia creeper is that vine many people confuse with poison ivy. It has leaves with five leaflets instead of three. Berries are purple…

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June 28, 2018

We’re starting to discuss Fourth of July plans at our house and I guess we have it narrowed down to three options: two quite similar and the third very much out-of-the-box.

For most of the last 10 years, we have enjoyed the Independence Day festivities in either Elizabeth City or Edenton.…


June 24, 2018

One of my favorite artifacts featured in the Museum of the Albemarle’s newest exhibition, “River Bridge: Sunken Secrets,” is a small bowl that most likely dates to the first-half of the 19th century.

At that time, domestic ceramics were being produced in British factories and…


June 22, 2018

I walked around my yard recently and realized certain plants are taking over my landscaping. Most of the culprits are woody vines. Most are also native species and natives are all the rage right now.

Just because a plant is native doesn’t mean it’s desirable in one’s landscape. My…

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June 21, 2018

Whoever said it was going to be hot this week knew what they were talking about.

It is hot. And it’s humid.

Anybody who says, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” is half right — it’s the heat and the humidity.

I actually enjoy hot weather and have not…

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