Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Grow healthy, productive plants with the right supports

Being supported is important. For you. For me. And for our garden plants. The right garden supports help keep plants healthy. Lifting them up, up, up on stakes, cages and trellises boosts air circulation. This cuts down on rot and…

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Hidden Garden Party: Who’s Eating Whom?

Who loves a party? I know I do, especially a summer BBQ with all the family favorites! Insects are no exception and really know how to have some fun. Pictured above is a party of aphids, which are tiny little…

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Safe Shopping During COVID-19 at Maryland Farmers’ Markets – Featured Video

Find your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ markets. Many farmers’ markets in Maryland have opened for the season. Shop safely at the market by wearing a mask, standing 6 feet apart, and bringing your own bags. This…

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The Garden Hoes Podcast – Mulch – Episode 7

In this month’s episode, we talk about mulching, pruning hydrangeas (~11:20), and spring lawn care (~15:50). Native Plant of the Month: Blue Flag Iris (~20:45) Garden Tips of the Month (~23:15) Bug of the Month: Spotted Lanternfly (~31:00) If you…

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What should I plant to help pollinators?

We all want to protect pollinators and it seems that the best way to do that is to have a lot of flowers so they can feed on them. But if you’ve ever checked a seed catalog or visited a…

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Tips and Tasks for June

Bagworm larvae are hatching out this month and constructing new bags. Look for the little bags moving around on evergreen trees and shrubs and be prepared to spray infested trees with the microbial insecticide, B.t. between now and mid-July. Young…

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Wheel of Munchin’: Assassin Bugs in the Garden

In my college entomology class, I was required to put together an insect collection. At that time, I had no idea how handy that insect collection would be! I use it regularly now to show children in schools cool insect…

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