In this Valentine’s Day edition of Garden Plot, Mike McGrath offers tips to keep those cut flowers blooming in their vase and how to protect bouquets against this weekend’s bitter cold.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath shares some Valentine’s Day tips for good floral choices, and how to keep those flowers fresh.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath talks orchids, clearing snow from your plants and caring for oakleaf hydrangea.
WTOP’s Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives you the details on safe salting, and caring for tropical plants that may have already seen a some frost.
Mike McGrath has all the info you need on seed catalogs, thimbleberries, termites and sugar.
WTOP’s Garden Editor Mike McGrath talks about what’s in the 2016 seed catalogs, how to save some money on some seeds and what to do when winter’s warmth threatens your plants.
This New Year’s, resolve to maintain a healthy, lush chemical free lawn with helpful tips from Garden Editor Mike McGrath.
With Christmas in full swing, Garden Plot expert Mike McGrath gives advice on best ways to take care of your live tree.
The window is now open for some holiday pruning Well, it’s still not looking a lot like Christmas, but at least nighttime temperatures will drop below freezing this weekend, which is good news for holiday…
You like the weather? Ever wonder what your plants are thinking? Learn more in this week’s Garden Plot column.
If you’re seeking holiday plant protection advice or gift ideas for the garden toiler in your life, this week’s Garden Plot has it!
Time for the holiday plant care tips! (Or: Help! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!) Rosemary Trees Need Bigger Pots! Those big rosemary shrubs that have been pruned down into cute Christmas-tree shapes…
This is not the time for major pruning operations Ann in D.C. writes: “My tree company assures me that pruning evergreens and crepe myrtle in December will not cause the regrowth and possible death over…
First Christmas tree tip of the season Apologies for using the C-word already, but my local grocery store put out the Christmas stuff the day after Halloween and my local nursery has a big sign…
Should leaves just be left where they fall? Theresa in Silver Spring writes: “The National Wildlife Federation just issued a news release recommending we not rake our leaves and instead leave them on the ground for…
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Mike is the former Editor-in-Chief of ORGANIC GARDENING magazine and WTOP's Garden Editor.