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Asparagus is undeniably one of the most anticipated crops at the farmers’ market. Bundles sell out early, usually purchased by giddy customers who show up well before the market opens. In the home garden, however, this same giddy anticipation can jeopardize future harvests.

Productive home orchards are the result of many good decisions including site and variety selection.

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BRISTOL, Va. — Stewart Etter’s corny love of geography continues to grow along Lee Highway in Washington County. Last year, Etter designed a corn maze in the shape of Virginia. This year, he’s carved out corn rows to resemble the entire continental United States at Lee Highway Farms, which operates in a small industrial space turned into a farm between Interstate 81/U.S. Highway 58 and Lee Highway, U.S. 11.

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Bamboo often looks like an attractive option for a home landscape. It’s a showy plant that offering a new look for the homeowner. Beware of the invasive nature of bamboo once it becomes established. It can be nearly impossible to remove from the home landscape.

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Today marks the first official day of autumn. And that signals the start of one of Marshall Adesman’s favorite times at the Exchange Place, a historic site in Sullivan County, Tennessee, where the artistry of agriculture comes alive on the last weekend of each September. Exchange Place celebrates the harvest season during the Fall Folk Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, along an old stagecoach road connecting Bristol to Kingsport.

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Humans of all kinds, from Holy Spirit believers (devout or otherwise) to nonbelievers, are invited to attend Boast Ministries’ Event Church. Set for Friday, May 18, at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia, the event is billed as Outdoor Worship in the Park.

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