Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Climate change impacts on pollinators and pollination

Do you agree that the weather has been getting a bit crazy? Summers are getting extreme, some being dry, others overly wet and too hot, the winters too warm, hurricanes and tornadoes becoming more common and stronger. Climate change is…

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Pawpaw: America’s Fruit

One of our most frequently asked questions in the developing orchard at the Baltimore County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden may surprise you (it did us!) — “What do you know about pawpaws?” * The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a small…

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A larva with light: Can you guess what insect this is?

The end of June brought a very exciting event. As I was cutting holes in the landscape fabric to plant some late-season flowers in my high tunnel, I found several larvae of a great beneficial insect! I guess it was…

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Worms! – The Garden Thyme Podcast

Listen to episode In this month episode, we are chatting about the wonderful world of worms. Yes, worms. Although worms are slimy and wiggly, they play a vital role in our ecosystem. Earthworms increase air and water into the soil…

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How plants cope with soaring temperatures

Hot enough for ya?  It’s only July, but we’ve had more than our share of relentless heat. Have you ever wondered how plants cope with heat?  It’s not as if they can turn on their air conditioners or pour themselves…

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Pitcher plants: their pools are cool, but not always refreshing

As I’m writing this, my weather station tells me that it feels like 95F outside, and now all I can do is think of jumping into a pool. And because in the natural world pools are not just for refreshing…

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Cicada damage: how to prune twigs – Featured Video

Now that the Brood X cicadas are finally silent, you likely have noticed flagging branches on certain trees eggs were laid in. Take a look at this video explaining maintenance you may want to do on these twigs.

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