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Gardening

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  • 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...
  • Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters

    Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters
    Chloe Aguilar was on her way to jujitsu class inside the Villa-Parke Community Center in northwest Pasadena, but she had to stop and water the corn at the courtyard entrance first. Chloe, 11, is a gardener at Villa-Parke's new community garden, where...
  • Kurt Bluemel, ornamental plant grower

    Kurt Bluemel, ornamental plant grower
    Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81. Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy,...
  • Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power
    There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....
  • Gardening grows on you after a brutal winter

    Revisiting gardens is one of spring's great pleasures. After a brutal winter, every garden seems like a miracle. Recent rains, combined with some very warm days, have made for prodigious growth. Intermittent cool days have held the beauty long enough...
  • Not all beetles in your yard are emerald ash borers

    Not all beetles in your yard are emerald ash borers
    I found a shiny green bug in my yard, and I'm afraid it is the emerald ash borer that is killing ash trees in Maryland. What should I do about my ash tree? The emerald ash borer beetle is rarely seen. It's about 1/2-inch long with a tapering silhouette....
  • June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts

    June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts
    Environmental expo in Hampton Learn about citizen impact on the environment at the Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo on Saturday, June 7. "The theme is 'Keeping the Crab in Crabtown' and will focus on the Virginia Deep Sea Red Crab," Megan Tierney,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beets are one of gardening's simple pleasures

    If you have a vegetable garden and you are not growing beets, stop what you're doing and go buy some beet seed. I sense some of you recoiling as memories of unhappy childhood meals come to mind. Beets may the last vegetable you want to eat out of your...