Get a Jump on Spring with Fall Season Planting

The cool temperatures of fall make it a great time to be outside working in the garden. Beyond typical cleanup activities, fall is a great time to plant trees, …
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A Bittersweet End to Outdoor Gardening Season

It’s been a wet one hasn't it! Record rainfall levels and days upon days of lingering results. Since spring we have battled powdery mildew and fungus levels to …
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What a Difference a Degree Makes in October

October in Maryland is a gorgeous month. Brisk morning air with broad sun throughout the day and cooler, sooner nightfall. In my humble opinion, there is no …
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What is a Rain Garden?

During a storm, rain travels through downspouts, runs across lawns and streets, and then is ushered down a storm drain that dumps the water into streams and …
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Choosing the Best Full-Sun Plants for Your Maryland Yard

Every spring you plant your garden and dream of the beautiful blooming flowers soon to come. Those dreams are quickly diminished, though, if your plants …
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How to Prepare Your Perennials for Winter

Year after year we experience harsh winters with heavy snow, slick ice and freezing temperatures, yet our bodies never quite adapt to these unfavorable weather …
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Harvest Time: Which Perennials are Best to Plant in the Fall?

If you haven't already started planning your gardens for next year, now is the time to get started. Why? Because now is the best time to plant many perennials, …
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Bundle Up Your Garden

  Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert After the winter of 2013-2014, many of us want to be more vigilant to protect our precious trees and perennials from …
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Fall is Prime Time for Planting Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Roots are the most important feature of any plant. Whether you're breaking up a root ball to transplant a seedling into soil in the spring months, or adding …
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Plant Fall-Blooming Perennials Now for a Fall Show!

Fall-blooming perennials add vibrant color in your garden even after a long, healthy spring and summer season. They produce lively colors and attract various …
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All Plants Think About Is Sex!

Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert Lucky me, to be able to visit Selby Boatanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida for the holidays. The real beauty of the exhibit …
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Happy Belated Bloom Day!

Since practically the dawn of blogging, garden bloggers have posted photos of whatever is blooming in their garden on the 15th of each month.  This blogging …
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