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Make sure to save some for later

After growing your garden with sunshine, sprinkles of rain and love, the time to pick and preserve your garden bounty has come. Depending on how the season is going, that could involve blood, sweat and tears, too. But joking aside, canning and preserving often get a...

Don’t let a lawn stress out and stress you out

Summer is supposed to be the low-stress season with vacations, long days, warm weather and lots of options for fun, but if the weather turns dry for long stretches, it can be a stressful time for your lawn. Extended drought periods or extreme heat can turn grass brown...

Don’t you want some bunny to love?

2020 was a big year for the Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center. Housed in a tiny building in Rock Hall, the rescue, since it began in 2012 has placed more than 200 rescued rabbits in new homes and last year was responsible for 83 of them. People were...

Stories abound from Adshead farmhouse

(This article marks the first in a series that will focus on historic farmhouses in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties. These homes have been in the same family for decades, and are being given new life by the younger generation that now lives in them.) in...

U.S. flag has become a banner institution

Our American flag is known as “Old Glory,” “Stars and Stripes” and “Red, White and Blue.” Antique collectors sometimes enjoy collecting Americana memorabilia. There is no greater symbol of American pride and memorabilia than the United States flag, an enduring symbol...

What’s causing those yellow leaves?

When you see yellow leaves on a plant, you know there’s a problem. Unfortunately, this is the upset stomach of gardening. Yellow leaves represent any number of conditions, including any of the following: Too much water; not enough water; too much fertilizer; not...

Crape myrtles embrace summer heat

The heat of summer is what helps the beautiful crape myrtles bloom so well in lovely shades of pure white, pick, rose, red, lavender and purple. The also come in various sizes, from dwarf plants of 2-3 feet tall to shade providing 30 feet tall or higher. Two lovely...

Getting back to summers of past?

This time a year ago, our lives were so very different. While we were slowly emerging from our homes, our summer this time a year ago was unrecognizable from summers of the past. County fairs, amusement parks and summer concerts — all staples of summer fun — were not...

‘Is that bush a snowball or a smoothie?’

With similar clusters of showy white flowerheads, several popular home garden woody shrub landscape plants are commonly called “Snowball” bushes. Horticultural professionals can help untangle the confusion, but to do so they need to introduce scientific names to help...

Use bats to get rid of mosquitoes

In the spring and summer, as daylight fades and dusk sets in, bats flit and flutter in the evening sky. They are mysterious creatures, revered by some and feared by others. The truth is, they are a fragile yet integral part of our ecosystem and desperately need our...