Maryland Grows


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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November Tips and Tasks

Tree island

Prune dormant shade trees that need to be pruned. Begin by removing all dead, diseased branches, and making any necessary cosmetic cuts. Do not cut branches flush with the trunk. Leave the branch collar (swollen area on the trunk of a tree…

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Featured Video: Ornamental Trimming – Tall Trees

Now is a good time to prune trees. Ray Bosmans demonstrates how to trim tall trees safely and effectively. Make sure to be careful when using a tall ladder. Take a look at the pruning info on HGIC

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Early Spring Pruning of Roses – Featured Video

The best time of year to prune your roses is right about now.  Take a look at this video to learn how.

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Featured Video – Pruning: Removing Tomato Suckers

Learn why and how you should remove tomato plant suckers so you can grow tomatoes more efficiently.

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Pruning Blueberries

Despite all of the snow and rain we got yesterday, it’s that time of year to start thinking about pruning your blueberries.  I could write several long paragraphs showing before and after slides, but that really wouldn’t explain all of…

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Tomato Patch: Pinch that Sucker?

Sucker at tip of arrowLeaf stem to left of suckerMain stem to right of sucker I am a sometimes sucker pincher. Sometimes I pinch them. Sometimes I don’t. Every year I vow to pinch them, but usually I pinch them…

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