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September 2017

  • Get Your Lawn Back in Shape
  • September Tips
  • Tomato Problems - You Are Not Alone!
  • Video - Stake and String Tomatoes
  • Q&A - Holey Cherry Tree Leaves and Do Bagworms Kill Trees?

August 2017

  • White, furry worms!
  • August tips
  • New Maryland Grows Blog
  • Video - We are the Cornerstone of the University of Maryland | Come Join Us!
  • Q&A - Anthracnose on tomatoes

July 2017

  • Identifying poison ivy
  • July tips
  • Video - Grow Your Best Basil: Easy Care for Basil Plants
  • Q&A - Barklice on crape myrtle

June 2017

  • Cicadas Appear 4 Years Early
  • June Tips
  • Trending Topics
  • Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Training Conference
  • Video - How to Plant Tomatoes and Cicada Nymph Emergence
  • Q&A - Brown Spots on Leyland cypress

May 2017

  • Attract Pollinators in Your Garden
  • May Tips
  • Trending Topics
  • Video - Get Started With Salad Table Gardening
  • Q&A - White vinegar vs chemical herbicides

April 2017

  • Four-season lettuce
  • April Tips
  • Video - How to Prune Your Boxwoods
  • Video - How to Build a Raised Bed
  • Q&A - When should I remove mulch on perennials?

March 2017

  • Don't panic about our crazy weather!
  • Prepare for Growing Season with Grow It Eat It!
  • 2017 is the Year of Small Fruits!
  • Video: Container Gardening: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own Food
  • Q&A - Peach trees in Maryland

February 2017

  • Be on the lookout for the Spotted Lanternfly
  • 2017 is GIEI's Year of Small Fruits
  • Video - How to fold a paper seed packet
  • Q&A - Heavy vines overtaking natural areas

January 2017

  • Proper winter houseplant watering
  • Starting seeds indoors
  • Video - How to fold a newspaper container
  • Video - Queen Annes' County Master Gardeners - Year in Review
  • Q&A - Are these old seeds viable?

December 2016

  • Selecting a fresh Christmas tree
  • Wood boring beetles in firewood
  • Cover exposed soil with leaves for the winter
  • Care of Poinsettias
  • Q&A - Do not top trees!

November 2016

  • Snowy tree crickets
  • Deal with Deer
  • Looking back at the 2016 growing season
  • Video - Pine Trees: Browning Foliage and Pine Cones
  • Q&A - Caring for Knock Out Roses

October 2016

  • Interbreeding grouds
  • Lawn repair
  • MG Youth Gardeners
  • Planting container grown trees
  • Q&A - Yellowjackets

September 2016

  • Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass
  • Aphids on milkweed
  • When to pick tomatoes
  • Q&A - dead lawn areas

August 2016

  • Wilted summer squash plants?
  • August tips
  • Funky cucumbers
  • Chesapeake-friendly fertilizing
  • Q&A - brown patch on lawn

July 2016

  • Root Crops
  • July Tips
  • Box Turtles
  • Video - Cucumber Trellis
  • Q&A - Kale eaten by cabbageworms

June 2016

  • Red thread in the lawn
  • Bite back at mosquitoes
  • June Tips
  • Video - Tomato Cages
  • Q&A - bumpy river birch leaves

May 2016

  • Rose Slugs
  • Weeds Everywhere? Kill 'em All or Pick and Choose Your Battles?
  • May Tips
  • Video - Houseplants - Choosing and Caring for Foliage Plants
  • Q&A - Vegetable Transplants

April 2016

  • Tomato catfacing
  • Stinkhorn fungus egg
  • April Tips
  • Video - Choosing and Caring for Foliage Plants
  • Q&A - Invasive lesser celandine

March 2016

  • Picking the best shovel for the job
  • March Tips
  • Maryland Native Plants and Pollinators License Plate Bill
  • Video - Houseplants - Caring for African Violets
  • Video - Houseplants - Caring for Orchids

February 2016

  • Gypsy Moth
  • January Tips
  • Melting Ice Safely
  • Video - Digging Deeper - Caring for Poinsettias
  • What does a warm December mean for your garden?
  • Q&A - Indoor palm care

January 2016

  • Gypsy Moth
  • January Tips
  • Melting Ice Safely
  • Video - Digging Deeper - Caring for Poinsettias
  • What does a warm December mean for your garden?
  • Q&A - Indoor palm care

December 2015

  • Mother of thousands/devil's backbone
  • Christmas tree tips
  • FIVE Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life
  • Video - Digging Deeper - Pine Trees: Browning Foliage and Pine Cones
  • Video - Introducing the Home and Garden Information Center
  • Q&A - Assassin bugs preying on stink bugs

November 2015

  • Tree Galls
  • This month's home and garden tips
  • Snake Season!
  • HGIC visits PG County's Field of Greens Community Garden
  • Video - Digging Deeper - Mushrooms and Tress' Symbiotic Relationship
  • Grow100 Wrap-up
  • Q&A - Moles VS Voles

October 2015

  • New enemies of stinkbugs
  • This month's home and garden tips
  • This month's events and classes
  • HGIC visits PG County's Field of Greens Community Garden
  • Video - Easy Stink Bug Trap
  • Q&A - My apples are ugly!

September 2015

  • Have You Seen This? - Camouflage Looper
  • Have You Seen This? - buffalo burr
  • Events and classes for September
  • September Tips
  • Q&A - Imported cabbageworm on kale
  • Featured Video - Montgomery County Master Gardeners - Demonstration Garden
July

August 2015

  • Have You Seen This? - Powdery Mildew on Dogwood
  • Events and classes for August
  • August Tips
  • Barberry
  • Q&A - Sudden Cucumber Wilt
  • Featured Video - Establishing Turf
July

July 2015

  • Have You Seen This? - Chameleon Plant
  • Events and classes for July
  • July Ornamental Plant Tips
  • Q&A - Japanese Beetles and other munching pests!
  • Featured Video - Mosquito Protection: Bite Them before They Bite You!
  • Leaf spot diseases of tomato and pepper
July

June 2015

  • Have you seen this? Garlic Mustard and Baby praying mantid
  • Events and classes for June
  • Bay Stewards Program - Helping kids to want to love and protect their environment!
  • Q&A - Ant hills in the lawn
  • Featured Video - Multiplying Sweet Potato Plants
  • Take a look at some in-progress Grow100 gardens!
May

May 2015

  • Buying and growing vegetable transplants
  • Events and classes for May
  • Beans and Peas
  • Q&A - Wood alcohol syndrome
  • Featured Videos - Growing Tomatoes playlist
  • Have You Seen This? - Termites
May

April 2015

  • Tips for Fruits and seasonal wildlife
  • GIEI - Grow100 Begins
  • New design for HGIC, GIEI, and Master Gardeners Websites
  • Salad Table Gardening
  • Q&A 
  • Events and Classes
  • Featured Plants
May

March 2015

  • Tips for Trees and Shrubs, and insects
  • GIEI - How to tell when to work the soil
  • UMD Professor featured in short film about bees
  • Q&A 
  • Featured Video - Maryland's Timber Rattlesnake
  • Featured Plants

February 2015

  • Winter Wildlife
  • Winter Burn
  • Starting transplants under fluorescent lights
  • Q&A 
  • Featured Video - Soil Testing
  • Featured Plants
Feb

January 2015

  • Welcome Alicia Bembenek
  • January Tips
  • Get into seed swapping
  • Winter indoor house plant woes
  • Q&A 
  • Featured Video - Varieties of Compost Bins

Jan

December 2014

  • Phone service ending
  • Winter tips
  • Locating a Christmas tree
  • Take care of Amaryllis
  • MG Handbook gift
  • Q&A
  • Featured Video - Kent's Favorite Gardening Tools

May

November 2014

  • Seasonal Tips
  • Featured Plant - Euphorbia "Mrs. Robb's Bonnet"
  • Grow100 Winners
  • Beekeeping 101 - 2015 Session
  • Q&A - Super sized oak leaves
  • Featured Video - Harvesting Beets
May

October 2014

  • Seasonal Tips
  • Featured Plant - Goldenrod "Fireworks"
  • Straw Bale Gardening
  • UMD Crowdfunding: Sentinel Bee Hives
  • Q&A - Odd corn-looking weed
  • Featured Video - Bamboo Support Structures
May

September 2014

  • Seasonal Tips
  • Featured Plant - Autumn Fern
  • Home Lawn Update
  • Late Season Tomato Problems
  • Grow100 Update Period 2 winner
  • Q&A - Good fall vegetable crops
  • Featured Video - Fall Gardening
May

August 2014

  • Tomato Tips
  • Featured Plant - Pentas, Egyptian star flower
  • Fall Webworm and Locust Leafminer
  • Lawn Managment Practices
  • Q&A - Tomato issues
  • Featured Video - Composting for your garden

May

July 2014

  • July Tips
  • Featured Plant - Peppers
  • Grow100 Period 1 winner
  • Creative Urban Container Gardening with Reuseable Grocery Bags
  • Squash Bug and Squash Beetle
  • Q&A - Basil Downy Mildew
  • Featured Video - Biting Back at Mosquitoes
May

June 2014

  • June Tips
  • Featured Plant - Coral Honeysuckle
  • Grow100 Update
  • Fern Valley at National Arboretum
  • Q&A - four-lined plant bug
  • Featured Video - Growing UME's Value

May

May 2014

  • May Gardening tips
  • Relocating intruding snakes
  • Growing tomatoes
  • Grow100 Update
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Think Before You Buy Plants at the Garden Center
  • Featured Video - Barley Cover Crop

May

April 2014

  • Spring planting tips
  • Sweet Potato Profile
  • Winter Foliage Damage
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants
  • Featured Video - Starting Sweet Potatoes

November

March 2014

  • Cucurbits
  • Grow100 Challenge
  • GIEI Update
  • Lichens
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants
  • Featured Video - Container Gardening

November

February 2014

  • HGIC Trivia
  • American Holly Shines In Extreme Cold
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants
  • Featured Video - Starting Seeds Indoors

November

January 2014

  • Grow It Eat It Update - GIEI Growing Strong
  • Rosemary Care Indoors (with video)
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants

November

December 2013

  • Holiday Gifts for Gardeners
  • HGIC Year-end re-cap
  • Featured Video - Choosing a poinsettia
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants

November

November 2013

  • Grow It Eat It Update - Thanksgiving root vegetable recipes
  • Master gardeners learn about native plants
  • Featured Video - Harvesting fall root vegetables
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants
  • Lawn fertilizer reminder - last day to fertilize your lawns

November

October 2013

  • Grow It Eat It Update - Soil testing
  • Spiders of the season
  • Bacterial Leaf Scorch affecting trees in the area
  • Featured Video - Planting Garlic
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants

October

September 2013

  • Grow It Eat It Update - Tomatoes - Iron Lady Hybrid, Tomato Tasting, and more
  • Tree Identification Apps
  • Featured Video - Crimson clover
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants

September

August 2013

  • Japanese Beetle
  • Grow It Eat It Update - Local Farmer's Markets
  • Squash Bug and Squash Beetle
  • Stink Bug Update for August
  • Southern Blight Active Now
  • Featured Video - Containing Running Bamboo
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants
August Newsletter

July 2013

  • New Lawn Weeds section on the HGIC Website
  • Grow It Eat It Update - Root Vegetables
  • Vegetable Pests and Problems
  • Assassin Bugs 
  • Sycamore Anthracnose
  • Featured Video - Low-Cost Deer Fence Alternative
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants

Home and Garden News June 2013

June 2013

  • Introducing the new HGIC Format (Monthly)
  • New HGIC "Ask an Expert Feature"
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Cool Container Vegetable Gardens
  • Wet Maryland Weather in May and June Brings Brown Rot Disease to Ornamental Cherries
  • New Staff Member
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
  • Featured Plants

Home and Garden News June 2013

Spring 2013 (March, April, May)

  •  Introducing Our New Look
  • Emerald Ash Borer - the green menace
  • Get to the Root in this Year's Veggie Garden
  • Boxwood Culture, Diseases and the New Blight
  • Greedy Groundcover Grasses Crowd Out Natives
  • Expert Plant Picks
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 Home and Garden News March-May 2013

Winter 2012/2013
(December, January, February)

  • Tips for Vegetable Transplant Success
  • Those Downy Mildew Woes
  • Flocked Hemlocks
  • Master Gardeners in Talbot Co. Help Protect the Bay
  • Picture Yourself as a Master Gardener
  • Red and Green
  • Staff Picks - Plants of the Month
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 HGIC Winter 2013

Fall 2012
(September, October, November)

  • Tips for Lawn Repair
  • Leaves, Shoots, and Roots - Let’s Eat!
  • Beware of Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
  • Update on Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
  • Color in the Fall Landscape
  • Impatiens Downy Mildew
  • Tree Care During Drought
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 HGIC e-newsletter Fall 2012

Summer 2012
(June, July, August)

  • Bamboo: A Love Story
  • Post Bloom Care of Spring Bulbs
  • Summer Pest Watch
  • Japanese Beetle
  • Southern Blight
  • Ticks, Invasives & Lyme: Oh My!
  • Dividing Iris
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC

 HGIC e-newsletter Summer 2012

Spring 2012
(March, April, May)

  • New Boxwood Disease
  • Interesting Visitors in Your Landscape
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Prepare for Fruit
  • The Sweet Smell of Ants
  • The Virtues of Narcissus 
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Q & A
  • 2011 HGIC Annual Report
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC

 HGIC e-newsletter Spring 2012

Winter 2011/2012
(December, January, February)

  • Join In and Learn with Grow It Eat It
  • Pantry Raid
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Winter Tree Identification
  • Selecting a Christmas Tree
  • Winterizing your Aquatic Garden
  • How do you decide when to remove a tree?
  • Chemicals in Plants
  • Proper Watering of Houseplants in Winter
  • Q & A
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC

 HGIC e-newsletter Winter 2011/2012

Fall 2011 (September, October, November)

  • Vegetable Garden Round-Up
  • Join the Mow Right Movement!
  • Winning the War on Mile-a-Minute and Kudzu
  • Eastern Box Turtle
  • Summer Stingers - Yellowjackets
  • New Asian Fruit Pest
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Q & A
  • Monthly tips from HGIC

 HGIC e-newsletter Fall 2011

Summer 2011 (June, July, August)

  • Stink bug barrier for tomato and pepper
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug FAQ
  • What's New at HGIC
  • Moss in Your Landscape: Friend or Foe
  • Summertime Diseases
  • Questions and Answers
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 Home and Garden News Summer 2011 Cover

Spring 2011 (March, April, May)

  • Frequently Asked Soil Test Questions
  • Termite Swarms
  • New Disease on Flowering Cherry
  • A Rose is a Rose... Not Always!
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • 2010 Annual Report
  • Questions and Answers
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 

Winter 2010/2011 (December, January, February)

  • Home and Garden Update
  • Herbicide Contaminated Compost and Manure
  • Forget to Plant Your Bulbs?
  • Keep Firewood Outside!
  • Winter Indoor House Plant Woes
  • Care of Amaryllis
  • Ever Seen A Stone Fly?
  • Questions and Answers
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 

September/October 2010

  • Vegetable Garden Wrap-up
  • Thousand Cankers Disease
  • Consumer Alert - Bed Bug Control
  • Summer Lawn Damage
  • Fall is Baby Snake Time!
  • Questions and Answers
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 Home and Garden News Sept/Oct 2010

July/August 2010

  • Two Organic Pesticides for Vegetable Gardeners
  • Expert Plant Picks - Perennials
  • Questions and Answers
  • Lightning Bugs
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 

May/June 2010

  • Let's Get Physical...
  • A Quick Guide to Pruning Hydrangeas
  • Grow It Eat It - What's New?
  • Expert Plant Picks - Shrubs
  • Social Media
  • Questions and Answers
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 Home and Garden News May/June 2009

March/April 2010

  • A Quick Guide to Pruning Clematis
  • Expert Plant Picks - Trees
  • Questions and Answers
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC
 Home and Garden News Mar/Apr 2010

January/February 2010  

  • Grow Your Own in 2010
  • Choosing the Best Houseplants
  • Mouse Around the House?
  • Mind Your 4 R's in the Vegetable Garden
  • Questions and Answers
  • Monthly Tips from HGIC

 

 Home and Garden News Jan/Feb 2010

November/December 2009

  • Observations and Lessons from 2009 Food Gardens
  • Don't Move Firewood!
  • Fall Pruning of Landscape Trees and Shrubs
  • Reflections of a Plant Patholoogist
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tips Calendars
 Home and Garden News Nov/Dec 2009

September/October 2009

  • Ticks in Maryland
  • Protect and Improve Your Soil with Cover Crops
  • Seeding Your Lawn
  • Landscape Diseases
  • Questions and Answers
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Tips Calendars
 Home and Garden News Sept/Oct 2009

July/August 2009

  • Late Blight is Here!
  • Are You Having Tomato Issues?
  • Landscape Diseases
  • Mosquitoes
  • Tropical Water Lilies
  • Questions and Answers
  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Tips Calendars
 

May/June 2009

  • Grow It Eat It Update
  • Create a Herp Friendly Landscape
  • Four-lined Plant Bug
  • Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Gardens
  • Questions and Answers
  • 2009 Spring Diseases
  • Tips Calendars
 Home and Garden News May/June 2009

March/April 2009

  • New Food Gardening Campaign Launched - Grow It Eat It
  • Spring Pruning of Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillar
  • Winter Damage on Landscape Plants
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tips Calendars
 Home and Garden News Mar/Apr 2009

January/February 2009

  • Grow It Eat It
  • Melting Ice Safely
  • Start a No-Dig Vegetable Garden
  • Firewood Insects
  • Enhance Your Landscape
  • CSI - Collecting Suspicious Information
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tips Calendars
 Home and Garden News Jan/Feb 2009
  

 

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