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Garden Q&A: Asparagus beetles and mining bees

Tiny black worms (about a 1/4 inch) have appeared in the tips of my asparagus spears. I've been harvesting asparagus for about two weeks. What to do? You are seeing the larvae of asparagus beetles. Adults overwinter in asparagus stems, under debris or in loose tree bark. In spring they insert their...

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  • Baltimore Sun building is sold to local firm

    Baltimore Sun building is sold to local firm

    The Calvert Street property leased by The Baltimore Sun and a neighboring parking garage have been sold to the Baltimore-based real estate investment and management firm Atapco Properties. The deal has been in the works for months, as the Chicago-based Tribune Media, which owned the buildings, sought...

  • Former Hammerjacks building to be auctioned

    Former Hammerjacks building to be auctioned

    The former location of Hammerjacks Nightclub and Bourbon Street Nightclub is headed to auction in June. RWN Development Group plans to auction 316-18 Guilford Ave. in a 48-hour online live bid event that begins June 6. The 24,254-square-foot building in downtown Baltimore, near City Hall, was purchased...

  • Earth Treks to open climbing gym at Union Collective

    Earth Treks to open climbing gym at Union Collective

    An indoor climbing gym is the first tenant named for Union Collective, the Medfield warehouse Union Craft Brewing is converting to a space for its brewery and other businesses. Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness will open a 20,000 square foot gym at Union Collective in 2018. Union Craft Brewing announced...

  • Riverside rowhome accidentally knocked down

    Riverside rowhome accidentally knocked down

    City contractors accidentally knocked down a Riverside rowhouse Sunday as they attempted an emergency demolition on a property with a shared wall. After receiving complaints from neighbors about a bowing exterior wall and a crack between the two rowhouses, city inspectors deemed the property at...

  • 5 homes (+ a bonus property) around Baltimore for under $300K

    5 homes (+ a bonus property) around Baltimore for under $300K

    Two spacious townhomes in the suburbs, a massive Carroll County home, two unique city homes, and a bonus one-of-a-kind property that calls for your imagination. These homes might sound like a series of listings on a high-priced, luxury real estate agent's agenda. But in reality, these homes are...

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  • Upperco gardener finds beauty, success with peonies

    Upperco gardener finds beauty, success with peonies

    Towering trees preside over a Baltimore County hillside with hundreds of blooms that nod in the breeze. Invisible from the road, the spring vista has a timeless look. It's been evolving over more than four decades as Carol Warner of Upperco fashioned her home gardens around what appeals to her...

  • Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    As a child, Jim Fielder knew Sophia's Dairy as the big house he couldn't enter. "The farm I grew up on is three miles from here," says Fielder, a Harford County native who is now Maryland's secretary of higher education. "It was always a really neat property and I've known it all my life, but we...

  • South Baltimore's Terraza Stained Glass breathing new life into old artform

    South Baltimore's Terraza Stained Glass breathing new life into old artform

    The words "stained glass" for most of us conjure the beautiful but stoic images glimpsed from pews. Terraza Stained Glass can make that sort of thing if that's what you want, but the company's pieces tend toward what owner Donna Terraza calls "funky." You'll find hanging in Terraza's Brooklyn,...

  • Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    When Kathryn Schroder's interior designer, Elizabeth Reich, suggested they lacquer the walls of her husband's study, Schroder had to hit up Google to see what that meant. "I started seeing these articles pop up about it being used in trendy Manhattan restaurants and apartments in Brooklyn," says...

  • A professional organizer's advice for spring cleaning

    A professional organizer's advice for spring cleaning

    Soon it'll be time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start spring cleaning — except that pile of school papers in the kitchen keeps getting in the way. So do the stack of books in the living room and the mound of shoes and jackets in the hallway. It's easy for this kind of clutter to...

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