Category: Antiques

Ken-Do Attitude

Keep a lookout for boxwood twig blight

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...

Sweet Simplicity

Simple living in the spring of 2020

When I started drafting this month’s column, the virus that has now become a household word was still just a news headline — one that I was paying close attention to but not something that I honestly expected to completely...

Gardening Tips

Candytuft a rite of early spring on Shore

Iberis sempervirens or Candytuft burst into pure white, fragrant blooms in April, covering the dark evergreen foliage for weeks. It is a perfect perennial plant for Eastern Shore gardens that have a lot of sun and sandy soils...

Antique Discovery

The wonder of Faberge eggs

A Faberge egg was named after Russian jewelry designer and manufacturer Peter Carl Faberge. Around 70 intricate, jewel-encrusted, mechanical and often detailed works were famously created for Tsar Alexander III and Nicholas II...