Maryland Grows


Beach Books for Veggie Gardeners

All right, maybe not the beach. But as we exit spring and enter the “oh maybe I’d rather stay indoors in the AC” season, I’ve got some recently-published books that might encourage you to get out there and make your…

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What’s Eating My Rose Leaves?

Q: My rose leaves have white spots and holes in them. What causes this and how do I treat it? Is there a natural remedy that does not involve powerful chemicals? Answer: It looks like your rose has symptoms of…

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Q&A: What’s wrong with my cherry laurel shrubs?

Q: My cherry laurels do not look good. There are brown spots and holes on the leaves and white stuff on the trunk. What can I do? A: First, there is a lot to like about cherry laurels (Prunus laurocerasus)….

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Featured Video: Keep Bugs Off My Vegetables! How to Deal With Insects in the Garden

Mike Raupp, “The Bug Guy” for the University of Maryland Extension, talks about an easy way to get rid of pesky bugs in your garden. Learn more about plant pests. Take a look at more videos on the HGIC YouTube…

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Allium Leafminer: Possible Ornamental Plant Pest?

There is a new pest in our area first found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in December 2015. It is the Allium leafminer (Phytomyza gymnostoma) which attacks Allium plant species. Leeks tend to be the most damaged host, but all Allium…

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