Garden Q&A: Get rid of those patches of honeysuckle Garden Q&A: Get rid of those patches of honeysuckle

We’ve had a lot of Lyme disease in my neighborhood. Should I clear the understory in the woods behind my house? The main shrub there has flowers that remind me of honeysuckle. Does wildlife need this? I’d like to save native plants, but need to save us first!

Garden Q&A: How to control a leafminer attack Garden Q&A: How to control a leafminer attack

Overnight, leafminers attacked my spinach and beets. I pulled my spinach and cut the leafminer-infested leaves off my beets. Are there other ways to organically control or prevent leafminers? Cutworms have been cutting off and carting away my seedlings, too! Would plant covers protect plants before they're attacked?

Garden Q&A: How to keep lace bugs from turning your plants yellow Garden Q&A: How to keep lace bugs from turning your plants yellow

My azaleas and Japanese andromeda get yellow spots. Last year some leaves turned yellow, almost white. There were so many spots! Now it’s starting again. How can I stop this disease?

Garden Q&A: Spruce spider mites prefer cool weather and are active now Garden Q&A: Spruce spider mites prefer cool weather and are active now

This evergreen really looks bad this spring. Is it winter damage or bug damage? Is there hope for it or should I replace it?

Built in the 1830s, now-renovated Castle Angelo in Ellicott City for sale Built in the 1830s, now-renovated Castle Angelo in Ellicott City for sale

“There is a wild, romantic air about Castle Angelo,” The Baltimore Sun reported in 1952.

5 ways to make your garden stand out this spring 5 ways to make your garden stand out this spring

Spring means another season of garden envy. But this year, there’s no need to settle for jealousy of your neighbor’s perfectly manicured lawns, colorful flowers or lush greenery.

Garden Q&A: Bradford pears should now be considered an invasive trash tree Garden Q&A: Bradford pears should now be considered an invasive trash tree

Please explain the “curse” of the Bradford pears. Isn’t that the original species of the white blooming trees everyone thinks are wonderful every spring? We should stop planting them anymore.

Former Raven Ray Lewis' Baltimore County estate under contract Former Raven Ray Lewis' Baltimore County estate under contract

Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ 28-acre Reisterstown estate finally may be about to have a new owner. It’s under contract for an undisclosed price and expected to close soon, according to the listing agent.

What's in bloom at Baltimore-area gardens and conservatories right now? What's in bloom at Baltimore-area gardens and conservatories right now?

Winter seemed that it would never end, but spring has made its presence known in Baltimore. Gardens around the area like the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Cylburn Arboretum, and Ladew Topiary Gardens are seeing some plants and flowers already in bloom, with some that will peak as early as this weekend.

Think about space, pests, diversity before buying a new tree Think about space, pests, diversity before buying a new tree

It’s easy to get swept away by the trees and other plants that are finally on sale in garden centers and nurseries. But before you dive in, take a breath, said Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

Home of the Week: The Koerschners are readying their May Day basket display Home of the Week: The Koerschners are readying their May Day basket display

Annapolis will look a little prettier Tuesday, thanks to people like Malina and Dan Koerschner.

Tired of the hassle of selling your home? Try this all-cash alternative Tired of the hassle of selling your home? Try this all-cash alternative

It’s the oldest fix-and-flip pitch in American real estate: “We’ll buy your home, guaranteed, no matter what its condition, and we’ll pay you quick cash with no commissions, and close in seven days or less.”

10 fitness and lifestyle devices you've never heard of — but will want right now 10 fitness and lifestyle devices you've never heard of — but will want right now

Garden Q&A: Try these native groundcovers that will keep the deer away Garden Q&A: Try these native groundcovers that will keep the deer away

What native groundcovers can you recommend for shade? I’ve removed all the English ivy and need something before erosion starts. I like evergreen ones, and I also have deer problems.

Photos: The swanky, sexy style of Midcentury Modern Photos: The swanky, sexy style of Midcentury Modern

Where would Dick Van Dyke be without his step-down living room and open kitchen? Or the sets of “Mad Men” without their bar carts and sexy Mies van der Rohe furnishings?