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Garden plot: Frozen limbs and Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner - but it's still pretty cold out there. Here's what you need to know.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 12:22pm EST

Tags: mike mcgrath, love, flowers, frozen limbs, valentine, roses, tulips

Garden Plot: Forget the roses, go for orchids this Valentine's Day

Garden Editor Mike McGrath discusses how these bitter cold temperatures will affect the mosquito population and floral options for your sweetheart.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:26pm EST

Tags: mike mcgrath, Valentines Day, corn gluten, orchids

Garden Plot catalog picks: The heirlooms strike back

Garden Plot looks at some offerings from the more interesting seed catalogs.

Friday - 01/24/2014, 06:47am EST

Tags: mike mcgrath

Garden Plot: Seed catalog season offer discounts, giant tomatoes and pictures

Mike McGrath says seed catalog season is upon us. Not only does he offer several discounts, he also points out new products worth taking a look at.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 12:08pm EST

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Catalogs decoded: What terms like ‘hybrid,' ‘heirloom' and '50 days' mean

Starting this week, we'll begin our big seed catalog roundup. Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath reviews terms and phrases you'll need to know when selecting which seeds to order this year.

Friday - 01/10/2014, 06:17pm EST

Tags: seeds, GMOs, mike mcgrath

Garden Plot: Non-toxic pest control advice

How do get rid of the pesky indoor pests like silverfish and roaches but without pesticides? Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath has you covered.

Friday - 01/03/2014, 12:03pm EST

Tags: mike mcgrath, silverfish, roaches, pesticides

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New Year's resolutions for your home and garden

Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath has tips to recycle your Christmas tree as well as some New Year's resolutions.

Friday - 12/27/2013, 12:47pm EST

Tags: christmas trees, christmas tree disposal, pesticides

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For Christmas, a festive plant that deer won't eat

Looking for a last minute gift?

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 05:28pm EST

Tags: Christmas, christmas rose, mike mcgrath, plants, gardening, perennials

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Garden Plot: An end to the de-icing debate

Rock salt? De-icer? Sand? Kitty litter? WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath tells you how to keep your sidewalks and driveways ice-free, and what substance will actually help your plants.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 10:37am EST

Tags: mike mcgrath

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Garden Plot: Tropical plants make a Mid-Atlantic winter bright

In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Editor Mike McGrath has poinsettia plant rules and tips to evict ladybugs from your home.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 11:24am EST

Tags: mike mcgrath, poinsettias, lady bugs, christmas trees

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