Cutting Back + Cleaning Up

Storm Ready Gardening The Mid Atlantic's unpredictable weather patterns are infamous. The top 50 storms in Maryland have all occurred in the months of …
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How to Repair Your Garden After a Spring Frost

Maryland springs are unpredictable. One day you'll be enjoying a sunny afternoon out on your patio. The next week you're bundled back up in a winter coat and …
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Edible Flower Power

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  You must have seen the news that this upcoming weekend is Flower Power with blooms aplenty at both Homestead …
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Easy Roses: First There Were Knockouts, Now Come Drifts

Knockouts You're probably familiar with Knockout Roses, now the hottest-selling rose in the U.S.  Because they bloom repeatedly until December here in Maryland …
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It's Azalea-Pruning Time

Got azaleas?  Of course you do!  (It's for good reason that some call our region the "Azalea Belt.")  And are your azaleas the size or shape that you want them …
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What to Prune Now, and How

Pruning It's pruning time, y'all! At least for roses and shrubs that bloom mid-summer or later.  And pruning is the most important gardening task that most …
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Time To Prune Your Old Azaleas

Once the flowers have faded is the perfect time to prune those old azaleas that have been needing some serious pruning attention for years.   Chances are you …
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To Prevent Flopping, Start Pruning Your Perennials Now

Pruning Perennials One of the best-selling garden books of all time introduced us to the notion of pruning perennials. The book is The Well-Tended Perennial …
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How to Do Spring Pruning

 
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Time to Prune Your Roses and Other Summer Bloomers

 
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Sumi's Picks for Pruning Tools

 
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