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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, garden plot

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: garden plot, 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: garden plot, 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: garden plot, leaves, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Of leaves and lawns

Save those leaves: They're a gardener's best friend.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 11:25am EDT

Tags: leaves, Mike McGrath, clover, autumn, garden plot

Growing fruits and nuts not for the faint of heart

All you need to know about edible plants, and getting ready for the region's cold weather with these gardening tips - but watch out for acorns.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 12:47pm EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, fruit trees, Cold weather, ticks

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Why you need to get rid of acorns

White-footed field mice consume acorns, and those mice are known for carrying Lyme disease.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 04:01am EDT

Tags: acorns, Mike McGrath, michelle basch, garden plot, gardening

Tips to keep squirrels from destroying pumpkins

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath recommends using everything from hot peppers, to deer repellent and dog hair.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 02:36pm EDT

Tags: pumpkins, squirrels, Halloween, gardening, Mike McGrath, Kristi King

Garden Plot: The best trees, the worst trees

Not all trees are created equal. WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath tells you which are which and answers your gardening questions.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 07:16am EDT

Tags: casey trees, Mike McGrath, garden plot, trees

Garden Plot: Bamboo lawyers and bare spots

Wayne in Charlotte Hall has a question that's frequently asked this time of year over how low to trim his lawn before winter.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 10:48am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, bamboo, garden plot

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