Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Allium Leafminer: Possible Ornamental Plant Pest?

There is a new pest in our area first found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in December 2015. It is the Allium leafminer (Phytomyza gymnostoma) which attacks Allium plant species. Leeks tend to be the most damaged host, but all Allium…

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What Tree is This?

How well do you know your trees? Can you identify the trees in the images above? Do you know where to start and what to look for? When we get tree identification questions at the Home & Garden Information Center,…

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Fall Tips for Lawn Renovation: Next Steps

Warm early October weather has extended the “overseeding window” for fall lawn care. While the first week in October is usually the traditional cutoff for establishing new lawns or rejuvenating existing lawns, the warm early October weather has extended the…

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Lawn and Garden Tips and Tricks for October

Houseplants Moving houseplants back indoors: Lessen the shock from the reduction of light by placing newly moved plants to a bright spot before moving them to their new location. Be careful not to overwater them during the adjustment period which…

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Q&A: When is it too late to transplant perennials?

Q: When is it too late to transplant my flowering perennials? How late into the fall can I divide and move my plants? A: It’s not too late! You can transplant perennials anytime until the ground freezes in the fall,…

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Climate change starting to affect Maryland farms (Viewpoint)

Editor’s note – this article was originally posted on Delmarva Farmer and was re-published here with permission.  While the content focuses on farms, it is also relevant to anyone growing in Maryland, including homeowners. The day I drove to Easton,…

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How to Avoid 5 Landscaping Blunders: Tips for new and experienced gardeners

Creating a beautiful landscape takes time and resources. Invest in careful planning and research before you begin to establish or renovate a landscape. It will pay off in the long run! Here are a few common blunders that occur in…

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