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.
WASHINGTON — For those of you rushing out to grab a card for the mom in your life, you have Anna Jarvis to thank. She is credited with initiating a Mother’s Day-like event in the…
WASHINGTON — At The Modest Florist, in Baltimore, there isn’t a red rose in sight — not even on the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. It’s a business decision that owner Libby Francis-Baxter says…
Now is not the time to prune your roses, but it is the time to prune your maple and other big trees. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath also has advice on how to handle road salt on your lawn.
Valentine\’s Day is around the corner – but it\’s still pretty cold out there. Here\’s what you need to know.
If all you do is remove last year\’s mulch from
under your roses, you\’ll greatly reduce disease
problems. And if you replace that much with fresh
yard waste compost, like LeafGro, you\’ll prevent
new disease spores from breeding.
Buying flowers through websites has grown in
popularity, although local shops are busy for