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What your flowers really say on Valentine's Day

Thursday is Valentine's Day. And if you didn't already know that, this is probably the most helpful garden tip you'll get from me this season.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 10:47am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, gardening, rose colors

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Garden Plot: Apologies to the deer and cold weather lawn advice

When I reported this one on Saturday, I had to change my opening line to "Garden Editor Mike McGrath with your Mea Culpa of the Day!"

Friday - 01/25/2013, 11:01am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath,

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Garden Plot: Rutting deer and WTOP discounts

Hard water is OK but you must keep the deer away.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 11:04am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, Deer

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Garden Plot: Winter maintenance for trees, shrubs and lawns

Save the Date: Mike will appear at the Community Home Show at the Universities at Shady Grove on Saturday Feb. 9.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 12:35pm EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, weeds, rye, lawn care

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Old Christmas trees, New Year's resolutions

Now that the holidays are almost over, put your old Christmas trees to good use and make smart resolutions to help your lawn when spring comes.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 10:11am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, christmas trees, lawn care

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Garden Plot: Grubs, greens and Christmas trees

Find out when to trim those evergreens and how to prevent grub damage, and remember these tips for a tip-top Christmas tree.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 11:00am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath

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Garden Plot: Oh, Christmas tree

If you're buying a Christmas tree, there are a few things you need to know in order to keep it healthy and beautiful.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 08:32am EST

Tags: christmas trees, Mike McGrath,

Rosemary trees, home-grown gifts and voles

A sure sign of the approaching holidays is the appearance of those wonderful Christmas-tree shaped cones of live rosemary in garden centers and upscale supermarkets.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 09:48am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, gardening, christmas trees, amaryllis

Great deals on trees and squirrel birth control

A great resource for proper tree selection, planting and care.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 10:58am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath

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Garden Plot: Sandy storm warning do's and don'ts

Lawn-related advice in preparation for a possible coming storm.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 10:34am EDT

Tags: leaves, Mike McGrath

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