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  • Gardening: How can I get rid of the hemlock pest wooly adelgid?

    Q: I have several weeping hemlocks that have a pest, the wooly adelgid. Online, I found only vaguely limited solutions such as professional pest control to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Is there anything I can do at home? I've tried early spring spraying with dish liquid/cooking oil, some insecticidal soaps and sprays. This year the infestation appears to be worse, even spreading to my weeping pine. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me.
  • The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade

    The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade
    It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend. "My costumes...

    Some more invasive plants: trumpet vine, milkweed

    Q: Last week's column on aggressive or invasive plants really interested me, especially since I have a monster known as the trumpet vine. I planted one in my garden years ago and have regretted it ever since; every year more and more of them invade my...

    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...

    A roasted lamb celebrates end of a hard journey

    A roasted lamb celebrates end of a hard journey
    At a recent breakfast with readers, a young mother came up and quietly asked me about Easter and lamb. "Will you write another lamb for Easter?" she asked. Then she realized how she'd asked it, and we both laughed. She didn't ask me to cook a lamb....