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Getting garden ready for winter

Getting garden ready for winter

The native plant garden at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library has been safely tucked into its bed for the winter. On Nov. 15, a crew of nine Carroll County Master Gardeners and two volunteers spent the morning trimming, raking, transplanting and weeding to prepare the garden for the season of cold. Although the native plants are perfectly suited for growing in this region, the garden still requires some care. "The garden is self-sustaining," said Andrea Kowaleski, of Eldersburg, one of the Master Gardeners. "It's self-fertilizing and self-watering. It's not self-maintaining, though." Planted in May of 2007, the garden has been an...

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