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December 31, 2006
TODAY POINSETTIA SHOW See a display of more than 1,000 poinsettias at the Holiday Poinsettia Show at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, 3100 Swan Drive, Druid Hill Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Free; $2 donation requested. 410-396-0180. WEDNESDAY HOUSEPLANT LECTURE Hear a lecture, "Houseplant Care - Lessons From the Jungle," and tour the conservatory at the U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required.
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Jacques Kelly | June 6, 2014
If you want to learn the history and habits of a Baltimore neighborhood, just spend part of a weekend on a community walking tour. Residents open their homes and gardens for a peek at what is normally locked and bolted. I am often startled by the sophistication and variety of what people cultivate in tight garden spaces. I also like the relativity I encounter here. These are personality gardens designed by people who tailor spaces for comfort and privacy. They understand the demands a Baltimore summer makes on city living and come up with some amazing responses.
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NEWS
November 6, 2005
TODAY STAINED-GLASS TOUR See the brilliant stained-glass windows of the Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest, on a tour at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will learn about the stories told in the colorful images. Meet at the west-end docents' station. $5. For information, visit nationalcathedral.org or e-mail tours@cathedral.org. TUESDAY GARDEN LECTURE Stephanie Cohen, author of The Garden in Fall, will speak to the Horticultural Society of Maryland at 8 p.m. at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Lynne Brick loves to garden - and she knows how to stay healthy and safe while she's digging in the dirt. Brick, a veteran gardener and the president and founder of the local gym chains Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's Women's Health and Fitness, knows that gardening is no lazy hobby. It can be a great workout and enjoyable pastime, but it can also be a source of pain and difficulties. "Gardening is a great way to be active," says Brick. "It's a combination of strength, flexibility and endurance training.
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By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN REPORTER | October 9, 2005
If September was indeed the driest in this region in more than a century, then Nancy Shoemaker's yard must be a mirage. Her Edgewater lawn and gardens, lush and brimming with health and blossoms, are in fact an oasis, sitting as they do atop an elaborate irrigation and watering system. But more than pipes and hoses have kept Shoemaker's gardens moist and happy while everybody else's are dusty and crispy. "The sprinkler system really helps me, especially in managing my time," said Shoemaker, who doesn't believe you can water too much.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to The Sun | September 17, 2006
Shirley Loller is self-taught, finding beauty in the serendipity of loose plans and volunteers Even among the Victorian beauties in Chestertown, Woody and Shirley Loller's home stands out. But it isn't the turn-of-the-20th-century house so much as the gardens. Broad, extravagantly planted borders and beds are barely contained within the fences, a look perfectly in sync with an era known for exuberance barely kept in check by convention. The front bed is crammed with yellow-flowered Helianthus, lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina)
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By NANCY TAYLOR ROBSON and NANCY TAYLOR ROBSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 2005
In contrast to the American rural character of the area, the garden at the Eastern Shore home of Michael and Mary Ann Bowers looks like something out of Provence. An arbor-sheltered porch, big terra cotta pots frothing with annuals, and a lattice thick with autumn clematis all whisper rustic Gallic charm. But it's the Marydel garden itself -- comprising four raised square beds -- that really sets the mood. Salvaged garden decorations -- a nubbly concrete birdbath, a verdigris sundial -- punctuate three squares, and designer Mary Ann Bowers has filled the fourth with fragrant lavender, perennials and culinary herbs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Schaffer | March 4, 2004
Home and Garden Show Get ready for the growing season at the 22nd Annual Maryland Spring Home & Garden Show. The six-day event, this weekend and next, offers educational exhibits, how-to horticultural seminars, display gardens and a plant show and sale. Home improvement exhibitors, including pool, deck, sun room and wood flooring retailers, will be on hand throughout the show. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6-12. Admission is free for children under 6. Parking fees and admission to the adjacent Maryland Spring Craft Show are free with paid admission to the Home & Garden Show.
NEWS
February 7, 2009
Today marks the last issue of You & Your Home & Garden; much of the content will begin appearing in other sections next week. * Look for Dream Home in the Sunday Real Estate section starting Feb. 15. * Susan Reimer's garden column will be in You & Your Weekend starting Feb. 19. * The gardening Q&A and Plant of the Week feature will move to You & Your Weekend starting Thursday. * Next Saturday, you can find the movie directory in the main news section and the comics, puzzles and TV listings at the end of the sports section.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | March 7, 2002
Home & Garden Show Landscaped gardens and more than a million floral blooms - from tulips, magnolias and orchids to rhododendrons and daffodils - highlight the annual Washington Home & Garden Show, running today through Sunday at the Washington Convention Center. Stroll through a summer garden that features a cocktail pool, a vanishing-edge waterfall and full outdoor kitchen with a brick pizza oven, or relax in an Asian-inspired garden with a romantic water garden filled with pastel flowering trees.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
For artist Susan Yonkers, a Maryland Institute College of Art graduate and gardening enthusiast, and her craftsman husband, Bill, a large outdoor canvas was a prerequisite. So the couple found a single-family, ranch-style home on 2 acres in a relatively secluded spot off Mays Chapel Road in Baltimore County. "It's an oasis; a home for all seasons," said Susan Yonkers, 64, seated at her sunroom table and gazing out through wide windows into her backyard as birds gathered at one of her feeders and hopped on the granite stones of the landscaping.
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By Will Morton, For The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
When Sandy Finley needed gifts for colleagues recently, a store-bought picture frame simply wouldn't do. Instead, she whipped up a little something in pink and black, using a product originally made to keep ammunition cases dry during World War II. "I used patterned duct tape that went with their personalities," says the 45-year-old special-needs high school teacher. And when a ripped swivel stool cried out for a new life, the Harford County resident knew what to do: add turquoise with purple squares and white sunbursts.
FEATURES
The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
When: 10 a.m-6 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 21, and until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. Tickets: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and up, and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under are free. Find $2-off coupons at Pizza Hut and M&T bank locations or at marylandhomeandgarden.com/fall. What's new: Purple Backyard Paradise: a 40-by-60-foot football-themed, landscaped backyard with a patio shaped like the NFL's Vince Lombardi trophy, complete with fire pit, outdoor kitchen and big-screen TV. Returning favorites: Tim Nyberg and Jim Berg return as the Duct Tape Guys, a comedy duo and authors of seven books about the sticky stuff.
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October 13, 2011
The annual Fall Maryland Home, Garden Show will run Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The show will feature over 300 exhibitors showcasing everything from doors to deck design. This year's theme will be "Home for the Holidays" and will focus on preparations for winter. There will also be landscaped gardens and a craft show. Hours are Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission is $9 general, $6 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6-12.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2011
Ocean City, can you handle all of this love? Today, citing the relatively low cost of living on the shore, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate named Ocean City  "America's Most Affordable Fun City. " "There are two or three ultra-cool cities that everyone wants to live in,” says Sherry Chris, chief executive of BHG Real Estate. “The problem is it's very expensive to live in those cities, so that eliminates them as a possibility for many people.” The median price of a home in Ocean City is $243,600, just a tad above the median for the state.
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By Katie V. Jones | June 6, 2011
A home and garden tour on Sunday, June 12, in New Windsor will showcase six homes and five gardens. It will also feature an idea Dori Batavick thought added charm to a garden tour she attended in Delaware — namely, artists.. "In several of the gardens, they had … an artist," Batavick said. "I thought it was just wonderful. I thought it added something to the tour. " So, when planning began in earnest for the New Windsor Heritage Committee's first home and garden tour, Batavick suggested adding area artists to the mix. Before long, she had several artists, jewelry makers and two quilters willing to participate.
ENTERTAINMENT
By KAREN REMESCH | March 29, 2001
Arts and craft show in Chestertown From gourd baskets, miniature lead soldiers and Christmas village houses to carved decoys, needlework and folk art, the Chestertown Fire House will be overflowing Saturday with handcrafted arts and crafts created by members of the Country Crafts Guild. Demonstrations of craft techniques, such as knitting, mixing potpourris and basket weaving, will be offered throughout the day. You can also buy Easter candy, blended teas, handmade soaps, bath oils, spring bulbs and plants.
FEATURES
By Dennis Hockman, ChesapeakeHome | December 30, 2010
Someone once told me that home design and improvement projects should be fun. But if you've ever built a new house, tried to renovate a bathroom, landscaped the front yard or selected a paint color for the hallway, you know that projects around the house can be stressful. They shouldn't be. After spending much of my free time over the past 21/2 years fixing up my old house, I need to remind myself of that on a regular basis. So one of my New Year's resolutions is to keep the projects I am working on around the house fun. Sure, the wood floors underneath the wall-to-wall carpet I just had removed on the second floor look like someone splattered them with driveway tar, tried to ice-skate on them and then scorched random boards with a handheld torch, but I know it could be much, much worse.
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