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Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Studies show some mosquitoes are more attracted to people with specific body odors.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 06:11am EDT

Tags: Jasmine Song, mosquito, mosquitoes, DEET, Plants, Dr. Mercola

Tips to choose the perfect flowers this Mother's Day

A bouquet of flowers is a very popular Mother's Day gift, and WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath has some advice for picking the right blooms.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 11:52am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, flowers, Plants, Mother

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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, Garden Plot, gardening, perennials

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C&O Canal volunteers target garlic mustard weed

A volunteer group says it's launching an attack on a non-native plant that threatens to crowd out native flowering plants in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 03:56am EDT

Tags: Hagerstown, garden, Plants

Garden Plot: This is the year to get your lawn off drugs

I hope this will be the year we help lots of listeners get their lawns off drugs. We'll discuss compost feeding in depth in the coming weeks.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 07:59am EST

Tags: Plants, gnats, lawn care, fruit trees, Mike McGrath