Horticultural extravaganza is all about the birds and bees and backyard chickens...plus pretty plant passions

Eric Bailey

Spring is all about growing — not just plants, but your gardening skills, too.

One of your best bets for growing a greener thumb is the March 21 Horticultural Extravaganza, sponsored by the York County/Poquoson Virginia Cooperative Extension office. Professional and hobbyist gardeners provide helpful information on topics such as home fruit production, tree care, native plants, raised bed gardening, pruning, good bugs, beginning beekeeping, smart turf management, green gardening with chickens and planting for birds. Exhibitors distribute helpful information, and some vendors sell plants and services.

The daylong event will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tabb High School on Big...