Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Hummingbirds Add Grace to the Garden

Hummingbird on feeder

In a few weeks, they will return; flashes of emerald green winging their way through our gardens. The hummingbirds will be back. Around April 15, hummingbirds return from their winter digs.  Weighing about the same as a dime, they pack…

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This year, host bees in your garden

The sun and the warm(er) days are back! Oh gosh, it felt like forever! And now, of course, I am feeling like I have to get out there and start doing stuff outdoors! And because I love the little creatures,…

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Building healthy soil is the key to healthy plants

Healthy soil grows healthy plants.  If you want a vigorous, productive garden, protect and improve your soil. Soil is made up of minerals, air, water, and organic matter.  This skin of the Earth anchors and grows our food, filters our…

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Added Value: Snow on the garden – Featured Video

Did you know that 2-4 inches of snow is actually a benefit to your garden? It creates insulation. Watch to learn more. Joyce Browning Horticulturist, Master Gardener Coordinator Video credit: Bethany Evans Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Program Alumni; CPH

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The Garden Thyme Podcast – February 2021

Hello Listener, The long cold days of winter are upon us and even though we might like to dig in and hibernate, there’s still plenty of things to do in the garden. In this month’s episode we chatted about winter…

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Readers’ 2020 Gardening Highlights Vol. 2

At the end of 2020, we asked readers to share any notable stories, projects, or accomplishments from their past year in gardening activities. We received some great submissions. We will feature a portion of the submissions in this post and…

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How to plan a garden now — and challenge yourself to try something new

January in western Maryland is not what you would call “prime” gardening season; however, it is one of my favorite times to start thinking and planning for my upcoming gardens and gardening projects. I am lucky to have several season…

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