Tag Archives: Gardening

UMD Home Garden Information Center to Close Phone Lines

When the University of Maryland Agriculture Extension Office announced it would be shutting down its Home and Garden Information Center phone lines this December, a lot of gardeners around the state expressed deep dismay.  Like other Extension Offices at other universities across the country, the staff and highly-trained volunteers at the UMD have provided answers to Read More →

Autumn in NYC: Clinton Community Garden

FREE Gardening Classes Washington DC

    Free gardening classes Washington DC The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is offering sessions on everything from growing urban fruit trees to learning about invasive and native plants.  There’s even a class on attracting native bees! “DC is an amazing community of gardeners,” says Josh Singer, the DC Department of Parks and Read More →

Use Plant Trimmings to Hide an Ugly Fence or Railing

    Here’s an innovative way to hide an ugly fence or railing, spotted today at the main entrance to the National Arboretum visitor center in Washington, DC.  All you need are the trimmings from your spring garden clean-up and some twine.     I was told by the front desk staff that a volunteer Read More →

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