Monthly Archives: March 2010

Off-Mall Cherry-Blossom Viewing

If the Mall is too much for you at cherry-blossom time (me, too!) there’s a quiet suburban neighborhood that’s a great alternative for cherry-blossom viewing.  The Kenwood neighborhood of Bethesda gets lots of press – …

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Cherry Blossom Festival


Here we are just barely out from under snow and it’s time once again for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which starts this Saturday, April 3.    This year is the 98th …

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Wowed by Bulbs to Plant in Spring

Posted by Susan Harris

Just as we’re being cheered by the first daffodils of spring, designer/writer Joel Lerner’s column turns us on with visions of bulbs we plant in the …

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Fans of Paul James – He’s Here, in Person, This Weekend

If you’re a gardener with cable TV, you’ve probably seen (and become addicted to) Paul James’s show “The Gardener Guy“.   And you might also  know that HGTV has, after all these years, …

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Food News + Peas, Please

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

 

 

True but Hard to Believe: …from Tim Hamilton (marketing director at Homestead Gardens)…”Ladies Night at Homestead Gardens might have been the …

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Spring Pruning – the What and the How


by Susan Harris

Are you one of those homeowners who never does ANY pruning?  Well, you have lots of company.  But really, there are lots of common plants that are almost …

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Great Tree Info from Casey Trees

by Susan Harris

If you’ve never heard of the nonprofit group Casey Trees, I’ll summarize by declaring it possibly the best-endowed AND best-run nonprofit in all of Washington, D.C.  It’s been …

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Katy Moss Warner may just have taught me to do color

by Susan Harris
Magazines are full of articles about color but with those wheels and rules, they haven’t exactly inspired or taught me to give color much of a try. Anyway, I’ve been telling …

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There’s hope for snow-damaged shrubs and trees

by Susan Harris
Hope is our take-away from Adrian Higgins’s great round-up of pruning advice in today’s Washington Post.  He consulted with the top hort guy at the American  Hort Society.  Thanks, guys!

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Harbinger of Spring

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Speaking of spring harbingers…that is exactly what we need and what we find at Homestead Gardens Spring Garden Show! I attended (along with 200+ other Green …

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This week in my garden: Pruning roses and Filling up New Borders

by Susan Harris

Suddenly it’s spring-like out there and OMG there’s so much to do in the garden!  First, the regular spring maintenance:

The Pruning of the Roses

Now that there’s leaf growth …

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Baltimore – one of Top 10 Cities for Urban Gardens

According to The Daily Green, Baltimore is a national leader in urban gardens, especially community gardens.   Click here and go to #8 and you’ll find this:
The Baltimore Master Gardeners …

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Mike McGrath on Organic Lawn Care

by Susan Harris

The nationally famous gardening guru Mike McGrath talked about “How to Get your Lawn Off Drugs” yesterday at Homestead, then stayed to answer …

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“Kaleidoscope of Color” in Photos

Just in – these enticing photos of the Homestead Flower Show going on this weekend and next.  Click here for full details, or see our earlier story about the awesome line-up of speakers.

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A Yarn from an Irishman

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

It’s mid-March-time for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day (especially if you live near Annapolis, MD where most make a big deal of the holiday). For moi, …

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What to do in your Garden in March

by Susan Harris
Here’s what most people do. They wait until it’s already warm and colorful outdoors before noticing that their yards look pretty bad and wondering what they can do to change …

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Look what’s FREE at Homestead’s Garden Show

by Susan Harris

Just when we could all use a BIG dose of color, color happens to be the theme of this year’s Homestead Garden Show.  Pretty desperate for color myself and eager …

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Gardener-Volunteers Needed to Grow Food with/for Baltimore’s Neediest

by Susan Harris
We heard from an inspiring nonprofit group called People Lacking Ample Shelter & Employment, (PLASE), asking for our help recruiting volunteers – this month – and we’re …

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More Heat…

…to get us through until spring

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Last week we got started on the chile pepper trail and now it leads to a meal that will just …

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