Make your own garden markers with these three easy DIY ideas

Spring is the one time when you actually love getting your hands dirty because it means you’re outside working in the garden! To you, there’s nothing more relaxing than digging your hands into the fresh …

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Think outside the planter box: Surprising veggies to grow vertically

Fresh vegetables and fruits are one of the best things about spring and summer. Growing your own can be rewarding, and you don’t need a big garden plot to fill your table with fresh, home-grown …

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Keep the kids active and outdoors this summer with these easy garden ideas

TVs, iPads and video games aren’t necessarily bad when enjoyed in small doses, and these devices can actually come in handy during those cold Maryland winters when the kids are cooped up indoors. Now that …

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How to Attract Bees to your Garden

 If you’re a gardener, you’re already well aware of the essential role bees play in ensuring a productive harvest. But far beyond the backyard garden, bees are responsible for pollinating 80% of our flowering crops, …

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Why are some eggs brown?

When scanning the selection of eggs at the grocery store, you’ll most likely see white shells inside each carton. If you raise chickens or buy eggs from the local farmer’s market, however, you’ve probably noticed …

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How to repair your garden after a spring frost

Maryland springs are unpredictable. One day you’ll be enjoying a sunny afternoon out on your patio. The next week you’re bundled back up in a winter coat and avoiding the outdoors. While the fluctuating temperatures …

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Grow a garden oasis for pollinators with these 4 tips

Most people view bees as just a nuisance and wish to get rid of them, but as a gardener, you understand just how beneficial these insects truly are. Like butterflies and hummingbirds, bees are pollinators …

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5 plants to keep your office space and ideas fresh

Houseplants do more than simply brighten a space and assist with the feng shui of a room. Plants help clean indoor air, boost overall health and even tend to improve memory. According to a University of …

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Master gardeners: Who are they and how do I become one?

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and horticulture? Are you passionate about topics such as sustainable gardening or plant pathology? Do you love volunteering your time to local food efforts? If the answer …

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How to protect your evergreen shrubs from winter burn

With a name like “evergreen,” you’d think these perennial plants would have no trouble maintaining their beautiful color year after year. This, however, is not always the case. Some evergreen shrubs experience what is known …

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Should I worry about frost heaving?

Temperatures have been fairly mild in many states this winter… which is good for you, but could cause problems for your plants. Frost heaving occurs when perennials are “heaved” out of the soil due to …

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6 reasons why guinea pigs make wonderful first pets

Thinking about adding a furry friend to the family? If this is your first time adopting a pet, you’ll want to explore your options before deciding on an animal. Some animals require a lot of …

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Pet Holiday Photos – Tips from a Local Pet Photographer

Do you want to take some great photos of your pet this holiday season? We spoke with Lori Gross of Red Leash Pet Photography to get the inside scoop on the best way to capture …

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Do I have to trim back hostas after the first freeze?

Preparing your perennials for winter is essential if you want to see healthy blooms in the spring. Fortunately, some plants are very low-maintenance and require little to thrive. Hostas are a great example, as they …

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How to Care for your Holiday Greens


To keep your wreaths and swags looking their best straight through the holiday season, follow these tips:

When choosing holly, look for glossy, firm leaves with no black spots.  If berries …

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Holiday lighting: Illuminating your exterior for beauty and safety this holiday season

The holidays are here & is your house ready? When loved ones arrive to celebrate the season, welcome them with a festive display outside your home. Seasonal lighting both helps your holiday spirit shine bright …

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Five fall tablescape ideas to entertain with style

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no question that the main event each year is the hearty Turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing dinner you share with loved ones. Sure, some people like to enjoy the …

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Bernie Traurig’s three day intensive training at Enticement Stables – Obligation Farm, Davidsonville

United States Equestrian Team representative and founder and head coach of Equestriancoach.com Bernie Traurig presented a three day intensive training at Enticement Stables/Obligation Farm, Davidsonville Deana Tice for equestrian enthusiasts of all …

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How to relieve your pet’s stress during the holidays

The holidays are a happy time for many, but this cheerful season can be stressful every now and then, too. Whether you’re traveling, hosting family, budgeting for gifts or planning parties, there’s a lot to …

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5 tips to take care of your horse this winter

Chilly winter weather means bundling up and staying indoors longer for us humans. But what does it mean for your horse? Proper winter care is essential for the health of any horse. Many horse owners, …

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