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  • A taxing issue: getting things done in government can take longer than might be expected

    It seems in Maryland politics, there are occasional issues that linger beyond their usefulness. Back when I was a kid, well into my teens and possibly even later than that, Maryland was the only state that didn't require dump trucks to cover their loads....
  • December in the garden: Everything you need to know for your lawn and garden to thrive

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 73 Low 53 Rainfall: 2.31 inches Winter arrives: Dec. 22 Average date for first frost: Dec. 18 The moon 1. Moon phases •First quarter: Dec. 2 •Full moon: Dec. 10 •Last quarter: Dec. 17 •...
  • Houseplants: 5 best plants to grow indoors and give for Valentine's Day

    Houseplants: 5 best plants to grow indoors and give for Valentine's Day
    Why give fresh flowers for Valentine's Day and watch them die. Instead, give an easy-care houseplant that keeps on living and giving. Costa Farms, which grows in indoor and outdoor plants for specialty retail sales, recommends these 5 houseplants for...
  • Garden Q&A: Unfertilized lawn is less appetizing to geese

    Garden Q&A: Unfertilized lawn is less appetizing to geese
    This winter, Canada geese are eating the grass down to the bare ground on my waterfront. There's 15 feet of nothing but brown along the edge of the river. It looks terrible. How can I get rid of them? This is more than unsightly — it is...
  • Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes

    Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes
    As certified farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, it may appear as if everyone and his uncle is getting into the game. Some vendors indeed are flourishing, but others have been stretched thin by the expansion and resulting dilution of...
  • Feeding the trees that are saving the bay

    I am appalled to learn that Maryland has forced the elimination of phosphorus from liquid injector tree fertilizer. It is the phosphorus that is most important to root development. A mature tree will certainly use all the phosphorus injected into the...
  • Plant Doctor: Advice for growing blueberries in your yard

    Q. I am planning to grow blueberries in my yard and around my house. What is your advice and can I find good plants locally? A. Start this fruit production project by having your soil tested at your local University of Florida Extension office. Take...
  • Tom MacCubbin's March gardening calendar

    Average temperature High 79 Low 56 Rainfall 3.54 inches Spring arrives: March 20 1. Moon phases Full moon March 8 Last quarter March 14 New moon March 22 First quarter March 30 2. Moon sign planting dates Above ground crops: 2, 3, 4, 7, 25, 26,...
  • Black gold and the story of us

    Black gold and the story of us
    Black gold – that's what people sometimes call crude oil. The term, actually, was first used to describe coal. Either way, it's an apt metaphor. Oil, coal and natural gas are fossil fuels that represent the most elemental source of human wealth:...
  • March: Things to do in your yard and garden

    March: Things to do in your yard and garden
    Here are things to do in your yard and garden, courtesy Smithfield Gardens, Route 17, just 7 miles across the James River Bridge; contact the garden center at 757-238-2511 or www.smithfieldgardens.com Early March is one of the best times for pruning, but...
  • Practicing the permaculture he preaches

    Practicing the permaculture he preaches
    Marshall Willoughby could pass for a homeless man as he sips coffee outside a neighborhood bar in his adopted hometown of Gary, Ind. His eyebrows are wild and bushy, his worn clothes flaked with sawdust and spotted with grease. But the passers-by from...