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In honor of National Pollinator Week, take a look at this playlist of quick pollinator videos by HGIC. More videos by HGIC on YouTube.
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Gardeners, naturalists, researchers, conservationists, politicians — everybody talks about pollinators these days. It seems that pollinators need our help and we need to help them help us. However, it is really hard to protect something that we don’t fully know....
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Q: Our backyard has very low spots where the water ends up after heavy rains. How do I deal with this? I would like to plant a garden of shrubs and perennials but don’t think many can take that much...
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Did you get hail last weekend? As is usual with spotty hailstorms, some places were pummeled and some were completely spared. The hail at my house was pea-sized. After the storm, I checked out the damage to my eggplant leaves:...
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Outdoor Yard and Garden Tips Cut iris flower stalks down to the crown when they are finished blooming. Leave the foliage alone. If your iris are over-crowded after flowering lift and divide them. Check rhizomes for iris borer. Practice IPM (Integrated Pest Management) in...
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Q: My rose leaves have white spots and holes in them. What causes this and how do I treat it? Is there a natural remedy that does not involve powerful chemicals? Answer: It looks like your rose has symptoms of...
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This video from NC State Extension outlines a great square-foot garden build created with cinder blocks.  Use the holes in the blocks to plant ornamentals and other plants that will attract pollinators to your food crop.
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Maryland temperatures are predicted to increase 5⁰ F to 11⁰ F by 2100. Higher temperatures will cause native plants to experience more heat-related stress, a situation that will be made worse by longer droughts. Warmer temperatures will cause earlier leaf...
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Resident seeks groundcover options to replace Pachysandra. Photo: University of Maryland Extension / Ask an Expert Q: My Pachysandra is Dying, What Can I Plant in Its Place? A patch of Japanese Pachysandra in my yard was formerly healthy but...
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You know how sometimes you just – quick! snap a photo, and then it takes you down a rabbit hole? I was recently in a market in Fuling, China (that was the big trip I posted about preparing for last...
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