Gardening Tips

Count on holly to brighten winter months

Holly branches decked with glossy green leaves and bright red berries brighten up the winter landscape and also homes during the holidays. There are a lot of different holly from around the world that thrive in our Eastern Shore landscapes including our own Native...

Redwood trees making a comeback

Dawn Redwood is an interesting tree that looks like it should be an evergreen but loses its leaves every fall and grows new foliage every spring. It looks very similar to the native Bald Cypress in the size and shape of the tree and the way the foliage is soft to the...

New York Asters ideal for Shore soils

New York Asters, sometimes called “Michaelmas daisy, ”are native plants that burst into bloom in August filling the late summer gardens with daisy-shaped flowers in blues, purples, pinks and white — and some of them have double blooms. They can grow three to five feet...

Hardy hydrangeas useful in landscaping

Hydrangea paniculata, or the “Panicle Hydrangea,” is one of the most cold hardy of all the hydrangea — and because they bloom on current seasons growth, they are guaranteed to bloom every summer. These beautiful shrubs grow 10-20 feet tall depending on the variety,...

April is when tulips bloom

All the bulbs that were planted in the fall sprout foliage in March and produce beautiful brightly colored flowers in April. Tulips are bulbs that prefer to live in colder areas than our Eastern Shore of Maryland, but some will still be able to survive our hot...

Don’t be afraid to walk on egg shells

Starting seeds indoors in the early spring allows the home gardener the chance to try many varieties of plants with the smallest amount of money. Buying a few different variety seed packages of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, annual herbs and flowers can provide...

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