Garden Q&A: Tomato problems Garden Q&A: Tomato problems

Two tomato problems: little hard scars or rings of slasher-like cracks on the top of the tomatoes and/or roundish black rotten spots on the sides. The side spots grow big and may collapse in the middle. What are the causes and solutions?

Our shop: Woodberry facility carves out a space for women in the traditionally male-dominated field of woodworking Our shop: Woodberry facility carves out a space for women in the traditionally male-dominated field of woodworking

For years, furniture maker and woodworker Sarah Marriage talked with female counterparts about how great it would be if there were woodworking spaces created specifically for women. Many of her peers had been working in wood shops where they were often the only women in large groups of men.

Home of notable architect goes on the market Home of notable architect goes on the market

A superb example of contemporary architecture is on the market in Monkton for $1.175 million.

Home with a 4,200-bottle 'wine tower' is a sign that collections are finally coming out of hiding Home with a 4,200-bottle 'wine tower' is a sign that collections are finally coming out of hiding

There’s a new kind of trophy case in town – and the best part is, it’s full of wine.

8 yard games, gone glam 8 yard games, gone glam

From horseshoes to ring toss, classic summer games go upscale.

Magic garden: A tiny, moss-filled pleasure dome for your desk Magic garden: A tiny, moss-filled pleasure dome for your desk

You’re the woodsy type. You’ve never seen a moss-lined trail you didn’t long to take. Your favorite ex-boyfriend was an Eagle Scout. And you identified deeply with Red Riding Hood’s need to traipse through the dark woods, in spite of (because of?) wolves. Yet, in your day-to-day existence, you log a lot more time in the cubicle than in the forest.

6 verbs every home gardener should learn 6 verbs every home gardener should learn

When your yard needs a little something — fertilizer, mulch, grass seed — it's often hard to know how much to add. "It depends on what you're spreading," said Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum. And package labels don't always help if they use unfamiliar terms.

Garden Q&A: Growing garlic Garden Q&A: Growing garlic

I’m growing garlic for the first time. I read about it in the Grow It Eat It section of the HGIC website, but how do I decide whether to grow hard or soft neck garlic? Are there garlic cultivars recommended by University of Maryland Extension?

Celebrity homes — in Baltimore and around the U.S. Celebrity homes — in Baltimore and around the U.S.

From Baltimore to Florida to California and between — view photos of celebrity homes.