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Pumpkins are welcome by wildlife, too

If you don’t live near a farm that’s taking pumpkins for its livestock, there are other ways to recycle your gorgeous gourds. Here are several all-natural ways to recycle them with local wildlife in mind, courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation. 1. Compost Your...

What’s your ‘garden horoscope?’

(Editor’s note: For the uninitiated, becoming a plant parent can feel like an undertaking of cosmic proportions. Not sure which specimens are for you? Let the planets dictate your picks. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the University of Delaware’s Botanic Gardens,...

Comfrey naturally a source of fertilizer

Fertilizers comes in numerous forms and in the category of “green manure” — plants whose biomass puts nutrients back into the soil — there’s Comfrey. Maria Velikonja, a Master Gardener and owner of Carniola Farms in Parsonsburg swears by the plant as a fertility...

Choptank River Lighthouse in Cambridge

(Editor’s note: DeeDee Wood is the owner of Black Cat Curiosities, an online antiques research and sales venue. This installment completes a three-part “Eastern Shore Antiques Road Trip” series.) Nancy Johnson, president of the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, smiles...

Filling holiday void from family loss

Every year when the calendar turns to November and the countdown to the holidays begins, I seem to enter a particular season of thankfulness. From the time the leaves begin to change color, I enter what I affectionately call “Hallowthankmas” season, and it has always...

Plant your bulbs, watch out for the Spotted Lanternfly

This month we’re focusing on how to perfectly plant bulbs and helping you understand more about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. It’s also the season of giving thanks, so we’d like to take a moment to thank all customers of Robin’s Nest Floral & Garden Center....

‘Kashmir’ Deodara Cedar a survivor

“Kashmir” Deodara Cedar is a beautiful and graceful evergreen tree that will survive our Eastern Shore winters, but more importantly, it will also survive our hot and humid summers. The “Kashmir” Cedar grows in a pyramidal shape with elegant arching branches that are...