garden

PHOTOS: Annual Seed and Garden Fair brings thoughts of spring

February 12, 2019

Thoughts of spring were in the air at the Hyattsville Horticultural Society (HHS)’s Annual Seed and Garden Fair — now in its 10th year — on Feb. 2. Organizers had a wide selection of seeds from the Charles Hart Seed Company and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, which were chosen by [read more]

Meet Hyattsville’s green thumbs

October 2, 2015

BY SCARLET SALEM — Many spend their long summer days idly soaking up the sunlight, but some of Hyattsville’s outdoor enthusiasts put that sunlight to other uses — honing their horticultural skills. These plant enthusiasts help keep Hyattsville green, quite literally. It’s time to meet some [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Dahlias turn heads in Derwood

August 17, 2015

Hey, Miss Floribunda, I’m not the kind of dude who has ever been into gardening. I mow the lawn and clip the hedges on my property to keep from being fined. That’s been it until now. Since your hat always gets my attention when I look at the HL&T, I know about you and that you write [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Success with peonies

March 18, 2015

Dear Miss Floribunda, Supermarkets, nurseries and hardware stores are tempting me with all kinds of summer bulbs and even peonies. I’ve bought these flowers in the past but few have lived after I’ve planted them at the time recommended on the packages. A certain number of the gladiolas [read more]

Miss Floribunda: A guide to freezing and canning

August 10, 2013

Dear Miss Floribunda, I don’t need help gardening at the moment because I am up to my ears in  tomatoes, beans, peppers, squash, greens and corn. I have mini-cherry trees full of fruit. I have so much that I don’t even mind sharing with the squirrels, birds and raccoons. I can’t [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Roses added to native plant sale offerings

May 20, 2013

Dear Miss Floribunda, I hear that the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA will probably have another native plant sale this month, though I don’t have the details. I like what I got at past sales, but don’t need more of the same. Is the sale returning this year, and if so, is anything new [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Heirloom or hybrid? Find both at seed sale

January 15, 2013

Dear Miss Floribunda,    I am thinking about getting a head start on my garden by planting indoors and know that soon seeds will be appearing in supermarkets and grocery stores. I am curious about what I’ve heard termed “heirloom” seeds. What does this mean other than they [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Forbidden fertilizing

December 10, 2012

Dear Miss Floribunda, I’m from the Midwest and so read with surprise your advice to do in autumn what is usually done in spring where I come from. What about pruning and fertilization? How do gardeners prepare for winter here, if they do?  Not in Kansas Anymore on Kennedy Street Dear Not in [read more]
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