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Lawn and Garden Tips for April

Wildlife Eastern box turtles and various species of snakes are coming out of hibernation and may visit your yard. Box turtles are becoming scarce throughout much of Maryland because of road mortality and habitat destruction. Observe turtles, but don’t collect…

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Lawn and Garden Tips for February

Lawn Late February through the end of March is the second-best time (the optimum time is late August through mid-October) to overseed your lawn to make it thicker or to cover bare areas. The freezing and thawing of the soil…

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7 Cheery Blooming Houseplants to Help You Beat the Winter Blues

The winter doldrums have settled in and as we count down the days to spring, why not brighten up your interior spaces with houseplants? Blooming plants cheer up a room with pops of color. Popular as gifts, their big advantage…

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Q&A: How do I care for a cyclamen plant I received as a gift?

Q: I received a cyclamen plant at a holiday party. Can you please tell me how to take care of it? A: Cyclamen (Cylamen persicum) are popular houseplants for the winter holiday season. These plants originate from the Mediterranean region….

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Featured Video: Choosing and Caring for Flowering Houseplants

Thinking of giving a houseplant as a gift?  Take a look at this quick rundown of some popular flowering choices available at your local nursery. More info on houseplants

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Make More Plants From Cuttings: 5 Plants That Root Easily in Water

Q. Our association would like to have a plant sale in the spring. What are some houseplants we could propagate easily and quickly from cuttings in water? A. Several common houseplants can be propagated from stem cuttings placed in clean,…

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Featured Video: Orchid Care

Dave Clement details how to effectively care for your orchid houseplants. Read more about orchid care. Dr. Dave Clement, Principal Agent, University of Maryland Extension, Home & Garden Information Center

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