In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath shows how to keep those Valentine’s Day tulips vibrant so they can be planted in the spring — and he explains why moss isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Roses are red, but so are tulips. This year, WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath suggests grabbing tulips if you’re really trying to speak the “language of flowers.”
Did you use rock salt to de-ice? Are you feeding bread to birds? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath reminds that even if your garden isn’t in bloom, there’s still plenty to do.
So, you’re worried about bacterial spot and bacterial speck attacking your tomato plants? Here’s some advice from WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath.
Have any pressing gardening questions during the winter, like how to de-ice your lawn after snowfall? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath has you covered.
So, you’ve got an azalea bush that looks like it’s in pretty bad shape. But before you get to snipping, WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath says now is not the best time for pruning it.
Got some eggshells saved? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath has a few ideas on how you can use them to help your tomatoes and cucumbers.
WTOP’s garden editor Mike McGrath has been at it for 20 years. Here, in his anniversary column, he offers a few green gardening resolutions you ought to consider for 2019. First off, be sure to recycle and re-purpose your holiday greenery, such as your Christmas tree and poinsettias.
Motion-activated sprinklers are a great deer deterrent — but not in the winter, when they can freeze up. Fortunately, there is an alternative, and it makes a great gift.
Although feeding wild birds in the spring and summer can have negative consequences, feeding them during the cold days and nights of late fall and winter is good for the birds.
When’s the best time to harvest holiday greens? How do you keep your poinsettias thriving? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath answers your questions and more.
With the most wonderful time of the year on the way, WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has some care tips for your Christmas tree and other tree-related advice.
WTOP gardening editor Mike McGrath answers questions on where to shop for a healthy Christmas tree, which products are safe for salting sidewalks, how to treat poinsettias and more.
A reader asks why WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath advised gardeners not to use “food scraps, wood ash, grass clippings, junk mail or other nonsense” in their compost. Now, McGrath explains why.
There’s a lot you can do now to have fewer weed worries next season. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has a few tips you can follow to make sure your garden is in top shape in the spring.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.