10 most expensive homes for sale in the Baltimore area 10 most expensive homes for sale in the Baltimore area

These are the 10 priciest homes on the market right now, according to real estate listing service Bright MLS. The list includes some Baltimore royalty: Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown estate and late author Tom Clancy's former penthouse made the cut. 

'Hidden village' on western edge of Baltimore 'Hidden village' on western edge of Baltimore

This is one in a series of occasional articles exploring neighborhoods in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

5 water view homes around Baltimore for under $300K 5 water view homes around Baltimore for under $300K

This week, we found five homes around Baltimore with a water view that also are unique and affordable.

Smart-home devices for newbies to try Smart-home devices for newbies to try

Thinking of a smart-home device but don't know where to start?

7 stunning carnivorous plants 7 stunning carnivorous plants

Somewhere along the evolutionary timeline of bog-dwelling angiosperms, the plants gathered together and decided they wouldn't take it any longer.

7 tips to help your garden beat the heat 7 tips to help your garden beat the heat

Heat waves have always been part of the Midwest climate, but scientists say climate change is making them more common. Mulch and thoughtful watering can help your garden beat the heat, said Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Here are some of her tips:

Garden Q&A: Rose slugs and clover patches Garden Q&A: Rose slugs and clover patches

This spring my 5-year-old rose showed little holes. I sprayed horticultural oil topside and under leaves. Last week it was covered with green worms. I cut back the entire plant leaving only the stump. What else can be done?

Birch tree dropping brown leaves? Birch tree dropping brown leaves?

My birch tree has developed a yellowish color to the leaves. It also has been dropping a lot of brown leaves over the last couple of weeks. Are these two problems connected? What is wrong, and what can I do to help the tree?