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Meadow Making at Wiles Branch Park

  Under the direction of University of Maryland Extension’s Dr. Sara Tangren, local residents, Master Gardeners, and Master Naturalists cleared invasive plants from a 600 square foot section in Middletown’s Wiles Branch Park. The meadow section runs from Wiles’ Branch…

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Converting Lawn to Meadow at the Goddard Space Flight Center

Americans have a lot of lawn – an area over 8 times the size of New Jersey is dedicated to alien grasses and the constant mowing that they require. Much of this lawn is unused, even unwanted. This is the…

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Hummingbirds and spiders: Nature’s peanut butter and jelly

Guest author Susie Hill, Frederick County Master GardenerThis post originally appeared in the Frederick News-Post “Ahhhhh!” The sound waves of a bloodcurdling scream bent corners and penetrated the chestnut logs of my house. Up two flights of stairs and many…

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Native Plant Festival (and yes, Goldenrod is your friend!)

The Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival will be held Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m., at New Germany State Park.  The Garrett County Master Gardeners will have a booth with a “friend or foe” game for visitors to label…

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