Winter Birding

Getting the family outside and enjoying nature can be tough in the winter. While the cold may put a damper on many activities, birdwatching is actually a great …
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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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Give the Raking and Mulching to Someone Else

Just a short while ago, your yard was the scene for fun and relaxation. But when fall comes around, there’s so much to do to get the yard ready for its long …
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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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Five Beautiful Destinations to See Fall Foliage

Year-round warm weather sounds nice in theory, but those who live in four-season regions would miss the beautiful season of fall. A few months of cool sweater …
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Tablescaping Ideas for Fall Entertaining

Whether you're hosting a Halloween celebration, Thanksgiving dinner or a simple fall party, it's fun to enhance the occasion with festive tablescapes. Use …
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Get Decked Out

When summer arrives, we all spend as much time as we can outdoors. We turn our decks and patios into outdoor living rooms or kitchens, and we spend plenty of …
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5 Beginner's Rules for Lawn Fertilizer Use in Maryland

Because our waters drain into Chesapeake Bay, we have stringent guidelines and laws controlling how much fertilizer and what types of fertilizer can be used in …
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5 Tips to Prep Your Lawn for Spring

Lawn Maintenance Now that the snow has melted away, you're left looking at what winter has done to your lawn. There's a good chance you have tree and leaf …
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When Do All the Birds Return?

The warm weather not only melts all the snow and encourages new growth to pop out of the ground, but it also brings a flurry of color and vibrant melodies to …
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The Soup Share Affair

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert A group of us who have taken Kundalini yoga together for years, pondered ideas for a get-together. Rather than holding …
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A Tasting Room Plus the How-To

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert Holiday celebrations are aren’t over yet with a swanky New Year’s celebration still to come. Spiff up your stemware be …
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