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  • Cicada Q&A

    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...
  • Ode to the dandelion, jilted flower of spring

    If the dandelion didn't crop up in our lawns, we would call it a wildflower. If it did better in our vegetable gardens, we'd call it a salad leaf. If more people used it for folk cures, we'd call it a medicine. As it is, we call it a weed, and much of...
  • How to Put a Garden in a Jar

    Edon Waycott's strawberry jam tastes like strawberries, only more so. Strawberries squared. Strawberries to the nth degree. It could be that this is the way jam used to taste before we stopped making our own and started buying the processed stuff. But...
  • Fennel showing up at farmers markets

    Fennel showing up at farmers markets
    Fennel, the most fragrant of vegetables, is now at its peak of abundance and quality. Of the half-dozen stands at the Hollywood farmers market that sell it, Finley Organic Farms, which grows the Zefa Fino variety in Santa Ynez, has the sweetest and most...
  • It's a name game with hybrid fruits

    It's a name game with hybrid fruits
    It used to be that a peach was a peach and a plum was a plum, and that was it. Now, however, breeders are coming up with complex hybrids between species, such as fruits that are a combination of peaches, apricots and plums, and cherries or nectarines...
  • A veritable floral feast

    Fine, go ahead, eat the daisies, but please don't eat the daffodils. Don't eat the oleander either. Don't eat the azalea flowers or the sweet pea blossoms, the morning glory or the iris. Instead, slip into your yard this morning and pick some...
  • Low-maintenance manzanita a favorite in Southern California

    Low-maintenance manzanita a favorite in Southern California
    Now that our new president has called us to service, Southern Californians have another reason to pitch in and avert a looming water crisis. We can do it now, and the first step couldn't be simpler or cheaper or more beautiful. Plant manzanita. In...
  • Building a hive of your own

    For a beeline to your garden, try building your own hive. About 30% of the most common feral bees nest in wood tunnels, so entomologist Mace Vaughn suggests starting with a block of non-pressure-treated wood. Drill it full of holes that are 3/32 inch to...
  • This season's 'it' tree

    E.H. Wilson, renowned plant hunter of the early 1900s, said Southern California grew a greater variety of plants than any other place in the United States, but even so, our region "possessed but one-half of one percent of the number it might have."...
  • How to pick wildflowers for your garden

    How to pick wildflowers for your garden
    BEFORE scattering wildflower seeds, consider height, color, bloom time and benefit to the species that pollenate the plants you are sowing. The following recommendations include picks from Carol Bornstein, Davis Fross and Bart O'Brien, authors of...
  • At the Getty Center: 'Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters'

    At the Getty Center: 'Maria Sibylla Merian  &   Daughters'
    GARDENERS know they're never alone. Visitors arrive nonstop, by land and by air. Birds, bees, butterflies, bats, beetles, snails, snakes, lizards, mice, frogs. Maria Sibylla Merian painted them all -- and at a time when no one knew exactly what many of...
  • After the fall

    After the fall
    On Dec. 19, 1913, the Hetch Hetchy Valley disappeared. With the stroke of a pen, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Congressional bill that authorized the construction of the O'Shaughnessy Dam. Ten years later, the Hetch Hetchy — 7 miles long and...