Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Spotted Lanternfly Moves Into New Areas This Year

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) arrived in Maryland last year. These invasive insects are being controlled now in 15 sites in Cecil County and several in Harford County. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has expanded its survey sites along the Pennsylvania…

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Unique Garden that Grows Plants, Families & Friendships

On morning runs through the neighborhood I began noticing a unique home garden. It encompassed a large part of the backyard and it seemed like a new bed or structure was always popping up. I wanted a closer look. I…

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How to Pick and Keep the Perfect Pumpkin – Featured Video

Searching for a pumpkin for the Halloween season?  Watch this video from NC State Extension about picking and storing pumpkins. Learn more about pumpkin and winter squash at the HGIC website.  

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October Tips and Tasks

Fall coloration on white pines happens every fall but in some years it is more noticeable. The inner needles yellow and drop off. This can also occur on rhododendrons and other evergreen shrubs. This is normal for this time of year. Flower…

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Why Are So Many Oak Trees Dying This Year?

This season the Home and Garden Information Center has received a tremendous number of questions on rapid browning and death of many of our oak trees in urban landscapes and forest situations.  Even though it would be convenient to point…

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Q&A: What is this white growth on my cherry laurel shrub?

Q: We have cherry laurel shrubs that were growing very well for a few years. Yesterday, I noticed some of the leaves on one side of a laurel were brown. When I looked closer, I found that all of the…

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Eastern Worm Snake – Featured Video

One of these small snakes found its way into my house and then parts of it found their way into my cat’s belly two nights ago, so I was inspired to share our short video profiling the eastern worm snake…

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