Ken-Do Attitude

Fall is an ideal time for planting

November is another good month for planting and continued fall maintenance. Here’s a good breakdown of what to target: Week 1 • Cut a few stems of holly with berries for making Christmas garlands. It’s early, but now’s the time...

Sweet Simplicity

Balance out priorities for holidays

The holiday season is swiftly approaching, and once again, I am filled with that familiar mix of excitement and nervous energy — excitement for the magic that comes with the season combined with the inevitable anxiety about how...

Gardening Tips

Decorative grasses brighten Shore

There are many lovely decorative grasses available to brighten up the Eastern Shore landscapes but with the rise of many invasive grasses, it is a better idea to look for and plant only native grasses. One of the most beautiful...

Antique Discovery

The poison of arsenic in Victorian era

(Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series featuring art and antiques of the Eastern Shore. DeeDee Wood is the owner of Black Cat Curiosities, an online antiques research and sales venue.) Arsenic is a by-product...