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Pressing Flowers: Preserving the Past – Featured Video

The art of preserving flowers dates back thousands of years. Pressed petals were found in Egyptian coffins. Preserved flowers were used in perfumes and laying around houses for nice scents. In the 1500s, the Japanese perfected the art of pressing…

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I Lost a Caterpillar in my Car

Guest post by Susie Hill, Frederick County Master Gardener and former HGIC Horticulture Consultant. This article originally appeared in the Frederick News-Post. “My mom threw your caterpillar in the grass when you weren’t looking.” Ella’s gargantuan blue eyes got even…

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The Pantry is Ready

Guest author: Susie Hill, Frederick County Master GardenerThis article originally appeared in the Frederick News Post “Why does Grady have canned peaches in his closet?” my daughter asked. I’ve seen my kids stash stuff in their rooms before. Usually, it is…

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Farewell Fall

Guest post by Kurt Jacobson On my morning dog walk the grass was frosted silver from last night’s cold temperature. The parsley and other herbs seemed to hang on through the punishing cold but soon they too will succumb to…

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Good Day For a Cry

Guest post by Susie Hill, Frederick County Master Gardener Liza and Katy Hill are shown swinging on their playset in the garden. It is a glorious day. The crickets are singing, the humidity is low and the sky is cobalt —…

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The start of the potato harvest

So what’s a grand parent to do with young boys who only want to watch TV and play computer games.  Well, good thing I have a garden and potatoes that need to be dug.  The vines on my Banana fingerling…

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