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  • 100 ways to create living arrangements in 'The Plant Recipe Book'

    100 ways to create living arrangements in 'The Plant Recipe Book'
    When book publisher Artisan released “The Flower Recipe Book” last year, Studio Choo designers Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo offered a glimpse of how to create striking seasonal arrangements at home. Next up in the series is San...
  • Upcoming home and garden events

    Upcoming home and garden events
    Upcoming Home & Garden events across Hampton Roads: Posted June 24, 2014 Hydrangea Mania. Thursday-Wednesday, June 26-July 2. A celebration of the most popular and exciting varieties of these southern living classics. Ken Matthews Garden Center,...
  • Dying Norway maples can't be saved

    Dying Norway maples can't be saved
    My Crimson King Norway maples are slowly dying, one by one. I see trunk cracks but can't see any disease or insects. How can I save the rest? Norway maples in general are notorious for strangling themselves to death. The roots often encircle and...
  • Weeds or wildflowers?

    Weeds or wildflowers?
    Give a weed an inch and it'll take a yard. In one corner of the yard, forlorn-looking daisies bloom. Over near a sprinkler, a plant with tiny purple and white flowers spread. Are they weeds or wildflowers? "They are neither. They are wonders,"...
  • Letter: The grass doesn't need to be greener

    I agree with all the letters in Mailbag pointing out the negatives of leaf blowers. Even those who accept the noise, dust and carbon emissions the blowers create often admit they are a necessary evil. The argument is that human-powered alternatives...
  • Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress

    Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress
    My row of Leyland cypresses suffered terrible winter burn this year. Will fertilizer help them recover faster? A couple of them look dead. Is that possible? Some Leyland cypresses were killed by this severe winter or are still in the process of dying...
  • Call of nature

    Outdoor spaces get more attention this time of year as we venture outside during those long, warm days and evenings. And who doesn't like to watch nature's dance as a humming bird or butterfly flit by? Native plants in the garden and in landscaping...
  • Ellicott City, Columbia featured in Horticultural Society of Maryland annual tour

    Ellicott City, Columbia featured in Horticultural Society of Maryland annual tour
    The focus will be something old, something new on Sunday, June 1, when the Horticultural Society of Maryland hosts its 23rd annual Garden Tour, “From Manor to Modern:  Garden Design in Columbia and Ellicott City.” The tour, which runs from...
  • Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space

    Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space
    Garden designer Naomi Sanders was gratified to learn that a recent landscape design she created in Venice was copied by a neighbor. "I feel flattered," she said with a laugh. "It's great when homeowners see something or are inspired by a garden and...
  • More Maryland gardeners are turning to their native roots

    More Maryland gardeners are turning to their native roots
    When Kay McConnell's daughter moved with the rest of her classmates into Friends School's new middle-school building, the kids seemed out of sorts in the unfamiliar space. It was as if they missed the coziness of the cramped quarters that had been their...
  • June plant of the month: Native gallardia a beach-loving bloomer

    June plant of the month: Native gallardia a beach-loving bloomer
    June's plant of the month is Gallardia pulchella. Like most Florida natives, this hardy bloomer worships the sun and likes to party on the beach. Gaillardia, also known as the blanket flower, is often spotted growing wild on sand dunes along the coast....