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Garden Articles written for the Horticultural Column of the Frederick News-Post.  Please check back as they are updated as articles are submitted, thank you!

1.87 POUND TOMATO, 9-17

THERE IS A SEASON, 8-17

COOL AS A CUCUMBER, 7-17

MULCHING - THINK DONUT NOT VOLCANO, 5-17

TRY GROWING ASPARAGUS, 4-17

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BEE?, 3-17

DON'T MISS OUT - GARLIC, 2-17

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, 1-17

DECK THE HALLS, 12-16

COMPOSTING, 11-16

IT'S TIME, 10-16

THANK THE VOLUNTEERS, 9-16

SILVER MAPLE - THE GIVING TREE, 8-16

I LOST A CATERPILLAR IN MY CAR, 7-16

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, 6-16

THE STORY YET TO BE TOLD, 5-16

HUMMINGBIRDS AND SPIDERS: NATURE'S PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY, 3-16

TREE TOPPING, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, 1-16


CONFESSIONS OF A MASTER GARDENER, 12-3-15

THE PANTRY IS READY, 11-5-15

GOOD DAY FOR A CRY, 10-1-15


GREEN GARDENS, CLEAN WATER, 8-11-15

DAYLILIES - THE PERFECT PERENNIAL, 7-2-15

SOWING SEEDS ON GOOD SOIL, 6-4-15

EARTH-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE EARNS BAY-WISE CERTIFICATION, 4-30-15

DON'T RUSH THE HARBINGERS, 4-2-15

ROTOTILL SPARINGLY, 3-5-15

FEEDING BIRDS IN WINTER, 1-1-15

TRIO OF HOLIDAY HOUSEPLANTS, 12-4-14


WHO NEEDS GRASS?,  11-6-14

FALL CUT BACK, 10-2-14

SEPTEMBER LAWN TIPS, 9-8-14


MAGAZINES FOR THE GARDENER, 8-18-14

GARDENER'S BANE - SUMMER WEEDS, 7-28-14

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE AMAZING MONARCH SURVIVE, 7-7-14

SOME SAGE ADVICE ABOUT SALVIAS, 6-16-14

LOST YOUR BUTTERFLY BUSH? TRY NATIVES NEXT TIME, 5-26-14

CONTAINER GARDENING BASICS, 5-5-14

EARLY SPRING GARDENING TIPS, 4-14-14

SEVEN MISTAKES BEGINNER (AND EXPERIENCED) VEGETABLE GARDENERS MAKE, 3-24-14

LEARNING TO PRONOUNCE THOSE BOTANICAL NAMES, 3-3-14

LANDSCAPING THE WINTER GARDEN, 2-10-14

WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN?, 1-20-14

NEW YEAR'S "SUGGESTIONS" FOR GARDENERS, 12-30-13

BOOKS FOR MASTER GARDENERS, 12-9-13

FREE FERTILIZER, USE YOUR LEAVES!, 11-11-13

THREE EASY STEPS TO FABULOUS FALL AND WINTER CONTAINERS, 10-28-13

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, 10-7-13

GARDENS:  LOCATING PLANTS, 9-16-13


HELP PRESERVE OUR NATIVE BEES, 8-19-13

USING FLOWERING VINES IN YOUR CONTAINER GARDENS...'THINK OUTSIDE THE TRELLIS', 8-4-13

REVIEW AND RENEW YOUR GARDEN, 7-15-13

HABITAT:  PRESERVING WHAT WE NEED, 6-24-13

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM POISON IVY, 6-3-13

MOLES VS VOLES, WHICH IS WHICH? 5-6-13

STRIPES, MAKE YOUR CONTAINERS FASHIONABLE, 4-22-13

EARLY SPRING GARDEN CHORES, 4-1-13

HOW TO GROW A GARDENER, 3-11-13

USING WOOD ASHES IN YOUR GARDEN, 2-18-13


ADD WINTER INTEREST TO YOUR GARDEN, 1-28-13

SAFE SEED PLEDGE, 1-7-13

GIFTS FOR THE GARDENER 12-17-12

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH POINSETTIAS AND FERNS, 11-26-12

COMPOSTING LEAVES, 10-15-12

FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING, 9-24-12

DROUGHT PROOF YOUR LANDSCAPE, 9-3-12

PRUNING PERENNIALS, 8-13-12

PRUNING YOUR CONTAINERS, THREE SIMPLE STEPS, 7-23-12

NATIVE BEES, 7-2-12

GROWING WATERMELON, 6-11-12

SIX TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL CONTAINER GARDENS, 5-21-12

MULCHING VEGETABLE GARDENS:  HAY Vs. STRAW, 4-29-12

COMPOSTING THE MINIMALIST WAY, 4-11-12

SELECT THE BEST: FLOWER AND VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTS, 4-9-12

BUTTERFLIES AND VIOLETS, 3-19-12

DREAMING OF SPRING:  SEED STARTING, 2-27-12

THE PAWPAW PATCH, 2-5-12

JUST DO IT:  JOIN FREDERICK COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS NOW, 1-15-12

DECORATE A HOLIDAY CANDLE LOG WITH GARDEN TRIMMINGS, 12-4-11

NATURE IN MINIATURE: TERRARIUMS, 11-13-11

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND FALL CLEAN UP PRACTICES IN THE GARDEN, 10-23-11

STINK BUG WARRIORS:  REPORTS FROM THE FRONTLINES, 10-01-11

WELCOME TO MY GARDEN -- BLOGGING, 09-11-11

SAVING PLANTS:  SAVING WATER, 08-23-11

HOW FC MASTER GARDENERS BEAT THE HEAT, 07-31-11

DIAGNOSIS OF DECIDUOUS TREES, 07-20-11

STINKBUG EXPLOSION, 06-12-11

CONFUSED BY FERTILIZERS?  READ ON!, 05-29-11

TURN YOUR WEEDS INTO NUTRIENT-RICH FERTILIZER, 05-08-11

NATIVE INTELLIGENCE, 04-17-11

GROWING FROM SEED THE EASIER WAY, 03-27-11

STINK BUGS! EWWWWW!!!, 03-06-11

CATALOG ANYONE?, 02-12-11

WINTER GARDENING, 01-23-11

MASTER GARDENERS CONTRIBUTE TO FREDERICK COUNTY, 11-21-10

TOP TEN CONTAINER PLANTS FOR RECORD BREAKING HOT SUMMER, 10-10-10

DRIVING ME BAT-TY”!, 09-19-10

TOMATO PLANTS DRY? NO PROBLEM!, 07-18-10

GARDENING FOR THE SOUL, 06-20-10

GROWING VEGETABLES AND HERBS IN CONTAINERS, 05-30-10

FREDERICK COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY GARDENS, 04-18-10

GREAT WAYS TO USE HERBS, 03-07-10



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