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Stay cool with homemade popsicles

Does the ice cream truck rarely make it down your street? Fret not, pick up a set of inexpensive popsicle molds and get busy making your own treats — without the annoying music. With summer approaching, making popsicles can check a few things off the summer bucket...

The Sextant: A voyager’s navigator

(Editor’s note: DeeDee Wood is the owner of Black Cat Curiosities, an online antiques research and sales venue.) Sailors and sea-faring voyagers have always had to find ways to measure where they were on the globe at any given time. Through trial and error, many...

This month is coming up all roses

Welcome to June, which is National Rose and Perennial Flower Month. Roses are one of the most recognizable flowers in the world with more than 150 wild rose species and 30,000-plus cultivated varieties. Roses are organized into these different categories: • Hybrid...

Lanceleaf Coreopsis tolerant in summer

Lanceleaf Coreopsis is a lovely upright herbaceous native plant that thrives in full sun and moist but well drained soils. It is very tolerant of heat, humidity, drought, poor and or dry soils and deer are not likely to nibble either the leaves or flowers. Like a lot...

Cheers to summer living

Ahh, sweet summer time. We are finally entering what might just be my favorite season of all — summer time! I love the longer days, the flip-flops and the many visits to the pool and ice cream stand that my family gets to make each summer season. What I love even more...

Wildflowers allowed to take over

There’s a lot of history at Wye Farm in Queenstown, going back centuries in Anne Habberton’s family. Her and her husband Jon Shaw’s recent efforts to enhance wildlife and plant diversity is as much focused on the future as it is in bringing back aspects of the past....

Black Eyed Susan is a Maryland all-star

There are some things that are just so Maryland: Old Bay and crabs, of course — but also, the simple, cheery look of Black Eyed Susans, rudbeckia hirta, along roadside stands. When it comes to a state symbol, the Black Eyed Susan has Old Bay beat by more than 20...