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03/27/2013
Charles County Master GardenersAt long last we’re seeing some warm, sunny days.  The bulbs are starting to flower.  The deer have begun to mow my crocuses, though they always leave enough for me to enjoy too.  They don’t touch the daffodils, and I don’t even try to grow tulips (aka...
08/15/2012
Helping Your Yard Beat the HeatWe usually have droughty times during the summer, but summer 2012 is shaping up to be a real scorcher.  The good news is that if your grass looked okay in spring and early summer, then it’s probably not dead now.  Our grasses are adapted to go dormant in the...
04/16/2012
That’s the date of the Charles County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale with hundreds of interesting plants from our local gardens, as well as seedlings of tomatoes and peppers and all sorts of interesting herbs all ready to plant out in your garden.  There will be other goodies too – salad...
03/28/2012
One of the great pleasures of spring and summer are hummingbirds--seeing these aerodynamic marvels at a plant or feeder never ceases to amaze. Did you know that hummingbirds migrate in response to hormonal changes, which are triggered by decreasing length of daylight; nothing you can do will...
02/21/2012
chickweedSpring is starting to show signs of arriving!It’s still February, but it’s been an unusually warm winter.  The early crocuses that are supposed to show up in March are already flowering in many spots, and I’ve seen a daffodil in bloom here and there, even though they’re not supposed...

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