Plant of the Month - Hydrangeas!

Who doesn't love hydrangeas?  Especially in late June, when most types are strutting their stuff.  So, lots to see and comment on, starting with the Oakleaf …
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Want More Blooms in August?

Blooms in August My old garden's looking pretty tired right about now, and it definitely doesn't have enough color - besides green.  So now's the perfect time …
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Time to Prune Your Roses and Other Summer Bloomers

 
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Cyclamen, Calla Lily, Hydrangea, Gloxinia and Christmas Cactus

If you're one of those who doesn't care how many snappy new varieties of poinsettias there are these days, or what sparkles and watercolors they may be …
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Are Your Endless Summer Hydrangeas Underblooming?

How to Fix That   Have you been disappointed by the less-than-awesome blooming of your Endless Summer hydrangeas?  The growers of this popular new line of …
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Free Gardening for Wildlife at Accokeek, Tuesday at 6:30

Gardening for Wildlife From the Accokeek Foundation comes a talk about wildlife gardening that sounds particularly interesting - because of the speaker. Ann …
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What's Blooming in August

What's Blooming In honor of Gardenblogger Bloom Day, of course.  Click here to see what's blooming on August 15 in 100+ other gardens around North America and …
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What I'm Doing in the Garden, July Edition

More Pruning and Hacking Back First, I have to confess that this photo shows how my garden looked last month.  Those astilbes have turned crispy, so I removed …
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5 Great Shrubs to Fill Up the Garden

Lately I've heard from several gardeners who've been at it a while and seen big improvements, but there's still something missing in their gardens - …
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Great Native Plants for the Maryland Garden

Native plants are in the news these days, and we're being encouraged by environmental groups to include them in our garden.  Why?  Of all the reasons given, …
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Spring Pruning - the What and the How

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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