Sunday is St. Patrick\’s Day, the lucky day for
planting cool-weather loving snow peas, snap peas
and shelling peas in your almost-spring garden.
But it won\’t be very lucky if you just bury the
poor pea seeds in freezing cold soil.
A community garden in the heart of downtown
Frederick has been a dream come true for about
people who had grown produce on 18 plots for
families over three years.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on
when to aerate lawns, when to add corn gluten and
grass seed, what not to do to boxwoods and when to
prune apple trees.
Thursday is Valentine\’s Day. And if you didn\’t
already know that, this is probably the most
helpful garden tip you\’ll get from me this
A horticulturist and former University of Maryland
professor who owns a Christmas tree farm offers
A sure sign of the approaching holidays is the
appearance of those wonderful Christmas-tree
cones of live rosemary in garden centers and
White-footed field mice consume acorns, and those
mice are known for carrying Lyme disease.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath recommends using
everything from hot peppers, to deer repellent and
This is the worst time of year to prune anything.
Doing so will stimulate new growth and interfere
with the plants successfully going dormant for the
Professional baseball includes plenty of behind-the-scenes actors not featured on trading cards, to hear Matthew Kastel tell it
The ideal time to apply corn gluten to prevent crabgrass is generally when the local forsythia blooms, but it is always when the soil temperature reaches 55 degrees, as measured 4 inches down.
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.