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Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Hardy Begonia Begonia-grandis    Photo by Robert Lyons
Rose of Sharon ‘Helene’ Hibiscus syriacus ‘Helene’   Photo by Ellen Nibali
Spirea ‘Pink Parasols’ Spirea fritschiana ‘Pink Parasols’ 
Fountain Grass ‘Karley Rose’ Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’
Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypresss Photo by Virginia Williams (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’)
Soybean Rust (More plant diseases from HGIC)
Vegetable Pests and Problems - July 2013 Click on an image below to enlarge
Southern Blight Photo: Southern blight on sage (More plant diseases)
Cool container vegetable gardens Growing in containers allows just about everyone to experience the joy of vegetable gardening. Many "in-ground" gardeners also plant and maintain herb and vegetable plants in containers close to home for convenience and beauty.
May Fruit Tips Photo: Caroline raspberries. (More tips from HGIC)
Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay The topsoil on your property is a valuable resource and the foundation for a healthy landscape. Loss of soil through erosion can mean trouble, not only for your landscape, but for local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. If you are losing soil from your property, there are several things you can do to stop it.
Gardener Alert! Beware of Herbicide- Contaminated Compost and Manure Back to Home and Garden Center Information Center Home Page
Summer stingers – Eastern yellowjackets, Vespula maculifrons Recently, while mowing my lawn, I was jumped by a wicked band of furious yellowjackets that swarmed from their subterranean redoubt and delivered a couple of memorable stings to my ankle. As I danced away from the swirling storm, they sought retribution on my unfortunate lawnmower.
How Do You Decide When to Remove a Tree? Back to Home & Garden Information Center home pageBack to Selection, Purchasing, Planting, and Care
Create a “Herp” Friendly Landscape Back to Home and Garden Information Center Home Page
Interesting Visitors in Your Landscape Spring Peeper, Photo Maryland Department of Natural Resources Back to Home and Garden Information Center Home Page
Winning the War on Mile-a-Minute and Kudzu Kudzu Barry Rice - Sarracenia.com, Bugwood.org
Information on the beetle Ash is the most common tree in Baltimore City with approximately 293,000 trees and accounts for about six million trees in Baltimore and surrounding counties.  USDA has estimated that losses could exceed $227.5 million in the Baltimore area alone if the emerald ash borer were to become established.
Get the most out of UME gardening resources... Ask the Experts- from this website (you can attach digital photos and will receive a personal response within about 48 hours).
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Frequently Asked Questions What is the story on the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)?

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