In this week’s Garden Plot, find some spring gardening tips, including where to find unique orchids, how to grow your own salads and the unexpected health benefits of pansies.
St. Patrick’s weekend is a time for normal people to drink green beer and for gardeners to start planting their peas. Spring crops are tricky so here are some tips on how to best plant your peas.
Proper seed starting is a topic WTOP’s Mike McGrath feels obligated to cover thoroughly every season — and this is the perfect time of year to do it.
The heavy rains of the past year have led to some funny-looking growth in one reader’s trees, but WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says it’s nothing to worry about. Find out about aeration and deer-repelling methods as well.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath gives tips for gardening on a slope, when to compost and the dangers some decks pose to people — even more so than they do to plants.
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.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.
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