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May is prime time for candytuft

May is when the evergreen Iberis sempervirens or Candytuft are in full flower on the Eastern Shore, some starting as early as March or April and continuing to bloom for up to 10 weeks. The evergreen foliage provides a dark rich shiny green to the edges of sunny...

A good strategy for a clean sweep

I don’t think there is a greater natural high than seeing my house in the immediate moments after I have cleaned it from top to bottom. It has become an increasingly rare occurrence in recent years, as I have focused my attention on spending my spare time with my...

Is your lawn ready for dethatching?

Grass clippings left on the lawn are returned to an elemental state by microorganisms in the soil and recycled as nutrients. A quarter-inch layer of clippings is good; more is not. Clippings build when overdoses of pesticides kill the soil microorganisms, and when...

Beware of boxwood twig blight

Be on the alert for Boxwood Twig Blight. The fungus Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum first presents itself as leaf spot followed by rapid browning and leaf drop starting on the lower branches and moving upward in the canopy. The fungus can remain in fallen leaves, so...

Upcoming Events

  1. Working
 Artists 
Forum 
Exhibit
 & 
Sale

    May 2 @ 11:00 am - June 27 @ 3:00 pm
  2. “A 
Brush 
With 
Summer”
 Exhibit

    June 1 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Spring
 Exhibit 
“The 
Women
 of
 Talbot
 County”

    June 2 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
  4. National 
Music 
Festival

    June 3 - July 16
  5. Sail
 on 
a
 Skipjack

    June 9 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 3:00 pm