Nancy Brachey

Nancy Brachey

What’s the best time to prune? Hint: Not this weekend

A few inquires about pruning have come my way lately. Perhaps it was election stress that has people reaching for the loppers and pruning shears. But this is not the time to take out your frustration - even your anger - on your landscape. It may seem like a good time, but on the whole, it is not.

Nancy Brachey

Liven up your green landscape

This time of year, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by green. The dominant color of nature in the Piedmont is everywhere from under our feet to way over our heads. Shady areas in landscapes are often the most green of all. Brightening them up is a worthy goal for many gardeners.

Nancy Brachey

It’s tomato-time for gardeners

It seemed like it took forever for tomato-time to arrive this year. Cool weather kept both the soil and air chilly deep into April. But now that we are in it at top speed, what a joy it is to do this work and anticipate the rewards.

Videos

Will Graham, Billy Graham's grandson, on his grandfather's love of baseball

Rev. Billy Graham's grandson, Will Graham, also an evangelist, spoke about Graham's love of his hometown and of baseball just before Sunday's 5:05 p.m. game between the Knights and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. 98-year-old evangelist Billy Graham was honored Sunday during the Charlotte Knights' "Faith and Family Night." Charlotte-born Graham's first career aspiration was to be a Major League baseball player.
Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer
Will Graham, Billy Graham's grandson, on his grandfather's love of baseball 1:29

Will Graham, Billy Graham's grandson, on his grandfather's love of baseball

Scenes from the Charlotte Uprising candlelight vigil 0:53

Scenes from the Charlotte Uprising candlelight vigil

Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey describes his first NFL touchdown 0:38

Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey describes his first NFL touchdown

Panthers coach after loss to Titans: 'Gotta get back to physical football' 2:35

Panthers coach after loss to Titans: 'Gotta get back to physical football'