Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Delightful Daffodils

The signs of spring are everywhere from the sounds of spring peepers in the woods to the red hues of maple buds to the yellow blooms of daffodils. The tidbits of spring trickle in like the mist of early morning…

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Ground Beetles are Beneficial in Your Garden

A few months ago, my daughter was gifted The Bug Book, by Sue Fliess. It highlights many insects and has wonderful, very detailed pictures, with few words, which makes my bug-loving 4-year-old quite happy. It quickly became one of our…

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How to Identify Insect Pests in Your Vegetable Garden – Featured Video

Mike Raupp, “The Bug Guy” for the University of Maryland Extension, explains how, like a crime scene investigator, you can use clues to find out what types of insects are causing damage in your garden. Look for telltale signs like…

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Great Grasses for Maryland Landscapes

What are some beautiful plants that are relatively easy to maintain and unappealing to deer? Take a look at the ornamental and native grasses! Ornamental grasses are plants that provide year-round beauty, texture, persistent ground cover, erosion control, and a…

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On the Go: Orchids at Longwood Gardens – The Garden Hoes Podcast

We have a special bonus episode for you this month. The Gardens Hoes went “On the Road” to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to learn more about their yearly orchid exhibit. We sat down with Greg Griffis, senior horticulturist…

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Pawpaws: The Tropical Fruit From Our Forests

Spring is almost here and now we can start thinking about trees to plant if we did not get to that in the fall. Thinking about trees for my garden, I came back to one I have been considering for…

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March Tips & Tasks

Late winter-early spring is considered the second-best time to seed your lawn make repairs, or cover bare areas. The best time is late August through mid-October. Seeding should be completed by late April. Begin to fertilize houseplants again. The increase in natural light will…

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