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Rose of Sharon ‘Helene’

Hibiscu s syriacus ‘Helene’ P hoto by Ellen Nibali Rose of Sharon has been beloved for centuries for its prolific bloom during summer doldrums when most flowering shrubs grind to a halt. However, due to nuisance seedlings, it was banished from many gardens. Thanks to the U.S. National Arboretum, we...

Spirea ‘Pink Parasols’

Spirea fritschiana ‘Pink Parasols’ This improved spirea has much to offer beyond its extra-large pink “umbrellas” of flowers in early summer. At only 2-3’ in height and a generous 4-5’ wide, it can be grouped to create a tall groundcover or used singly as a specimen plant. Plus its neat blue-green...

Featured Plants - Shasta Daisy 'Becky'

Shasta Daisy ‘Becky’ photo by Marian Hengemihle
Leucanthemum x superbum It’s easy to see why Shasta daisy cultivar ‘Becky’ earned the distinctive "Perennial Plant of the Year” award for 2003. Showy and reliable this clump-forming perennial is a must have for your summer garden. The large flowers are a clear white held on strong stems that...

Featured Plants - Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

Clematis x Jackmanii Varieties of clematis come and go, but Jackmanii is a timeless beauty found in gardens since 1862. The lush, velvety deep purple flowers fill the vine from June through August. Jackmanii (pronounced Jack-man-e-i) is a vigorous vine with few pest or disease problems and can...

Featured Plants - Blue False Indigo

Blue False Indigo - Photo by Debbie Ricigliano
Baptisia australis Baptisa australis was 2010 Perennial of the Year, a well-deserved distinction for a native plant that provides interest for multiple seasons throughout the year. This deer-resistant beauty is drought tolerant, adaptable to soil conditions, and low maintenance once established. It...

Baltimore County Master Gardeners Benefit PLANT SALE

Saturday, May. 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Baltimore County Agriculture Center
Shade & Sun Perennials, Natives, Deer Resistant Plants, Herbs & Vegetables. Lots of Heirloom Tomatoes! Bigger than ever! In Partnership with Baltimore County Big Tree Sale! Cash or check only!

Use of Baited Polywire/Polytape Fencing to Protect Forest Plantations

Deer browsing in snow
The use of baited polywire/polytape (BPP) fencing to protect field and row crops, home gardens, orchards, forest plantations, and other small acreage areas up to three acres and sometimes larger has been demonstrated by a number of studies and professional publications. There is relatively little...

Featured Plants - Northern Maidenhair Fern

maidenhair fern
Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair ferns twirl sideways through the garden in exuberant whorls unlike any other fern. The black stems, called rachis, pop in contrast to the green fronds. Even the little side leaflets, or pinna, are unusual, fringed on one side like a wing. The bluish tint of maidenhair...

Using Commercial Deer Repellents to Manage Deer Browsing in the Landscape

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer has increased dramatically over recent years. Deer damage to home landscapes and gardens is the number one complaint in suburban areas. An integrated approach to deer damage management can often be the most optimal way to deal with the problem. Using...

Use of Dogs Contained within Off-Limits Crop Protection System for Reducing Deer Damage to Orchards and Horticultural Crops

Extension Research Note RNS2: Use of Dogs Contained within Off-Limits Crop Protection System for Reducing Deer Damage to Orchards and Horticultural Crops
Deer damage to apple trees in commercial orchards is a major problem for growers in Maryland and surrounding states. The use of dogs contained within "Off-Limits Crop Protection Systems" has been shown to be an effective way to reduce deer damage in orchards in New York State. To test this system...


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