| May 18, 2010
| 4:22 AM
They say you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. I'll just bite the hand that wants to feed me but should know better. While I'm a blogger these days, I'm a blogger for a newspaper, which means I still......
| Jun 22, 2010
| 4:22 PM
I wrote the other day about the tomato farmette sprouting atop Regi's American Bistro in Federal Hill and asked if anyone out there knew of other restaurants with rooftop gardens.One of the more interesting tips I received (thanks, M&M!) led......
| Sep 2, 2009
| 9:22 PM
Question: I have a nest of yellow jackets in the ground by my front steps. Being a nature-lover, I let them be until I had a nasty run-in with one last week. Are they valuable as pollinators? Do they have any redeeming qualities? If not, how can I best...
| May 11, 2004
EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the overwhelming number of inquiries from baltimoresun.com readers, The Sun's Frank Roylance has joined Michael Stroh in answering your questions about cicadas.
Betty, Baltimore: When will the cicadas surface? How long will they...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 3:40 PM
Eric Uneberg was walking his dog Sasha beneath the live oaks in the backyard of his Marion County home when he got a strange feeling that he was being watched. He looked around as the hairs on his neck began to stand on end. Nothing to the right or left....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:50 PM
I live in a condo. On the fourth floor. We don't get many wild critters roaming around our rooftop deck except for a squirrel, chimney swifts, crows, hornets, bumblebees, maybe a butterfly, or two. However, if I lived in the wilds of, say, Simsbury, I...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
The Berenstain Bears, author Mike Berenstain is quick to admit, are late adopters.
Brother Bear and Sister Bear are more likely to play a game of hopscotch than Angry Birds. And tweeting doesn't appear to have arrived in Bear Country as of yet.
| Jun 17, 2011
| 11:51 AM
On my desk, books stacked as tall as a bantam rooster celebrate backyard chicken coops in suburbia, rooftop gardens in Queens and a dairy farm on Washington state's Vashon Island. They're filled with photos of people caressing bunnies, nuzzling horses,...
| Jun 19, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity among her pet causes. Her first book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America" (Crown), tells of her experiences planting...
| Sep 22, 2011
It doesn't matter whether you were born in Brooklyn or Borneo — if you're Jewish you'll probably include honey on your shopping list for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on the evening of Sept. 28. Like most Jewish holidays, Rosh...
| Dec 12, 2010
The holidays are a season of beauty — if the abundance of offerings related to looks is any indication. We've culled the outpouring to bring gift-givers some ideas in a range of prices for a variety of pretty predilections. Don't be surprised if...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Virginia Pacaâs backyard garden is more than a feast for the eyes. It provides food for friends, for families on the economic edge, for the homeless at a Pasadena food bank. When Paca, a Pasadena architect and garden designer, bought......