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  • Planting the seeds of doubt about what tree to plant in the front yard

    I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry...
  • Get the yard ready for 2014 hurricane season

    Get the yard ready for 2014 hurricane season
    National Hurricane Preparedness Week starts May 25. Trimming trees is No. 1 on the list of May gardening chores. Trim it Dense canopies catch and hold wind like an umbrella. Trimming helps protect surrounding houses and cars from damage, and can...
  • May: Plant of the month and your gardening checklist

    May: Plant of the month and your gardening checklist
    If you're wondering what to plant as our weather warms, think pink with Mimosa strigillosa, May's plant of the month. This native groundcover keeps a low profile, going by the aliases powderpuff or sunshine mimosa. It's ideal for South Florida gardens...
  • Florida travel calendar for July

    Florida travel calendar for July
    Check out festivals and events in July across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) July 3: Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte...
  • Promoting health before needing health care

     
    One of the biggest issues with the health care system in the United States is that it is good at fixing health problems, but not so good at helping people avoid them in the first place. The folks at St. Luke's University Hospital-Anderson Campus have a...
  • 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,...
  • Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners

    Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...