In this month episode we are speaking with Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist for Maryland DNR about Maryland wildlife. Did you know we have native rattle snake in Maryland? Learn why possum are so useful to have in your garden? What can you do to increase the wildlife value of your garden.
Here is a link to the MDNR Wild Acres website.
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In the morning, the drone of the cicada chorus precedes the harmony of the songbirds. The loudest of the three species, Magicicada cassinii, is one of the smallest and is all black. Their harmless, feeding results in cicada pee dropping from trees on your head! The damaging part of their life cycle is the egg-laying, pruning work. If you have baby trees and you have singing cicadas, you will need to protect young twigs NOW! If you don’t have singing cicadas then you don’t have to do anything to protect your trees.
Joyce Browning Horticulturist, Master Gardener Coordinator Video credit: Bethany Evans Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Program Alumni; CPH
All right, maybe not the beach. But as we exit spring and enter the “oh maybe I’d rather stay indoors in the AC” season, I’ve got some recently-published books that might encourage you to get out there and make your garden better (but you can read them inside on a hot day and count that as horticultural education). Want to learn how to identify and deal with pests? Want to know if there’s anything to this “companion planting” stuff? And what’s up with “regenerative gardening”—can your soil really feed your plants? Read on!Read More