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New Year's resolutions for your home and garden

Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath has tips to recycle your Christmas tree as well as some New Year's resolutions.

Friday - 12/27/2013, 12:47pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, christmas trees, christmas tree disposal, pesticides

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Garden Plot: Tropical plants make a Mid-Atlantic winter bright

In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Editor Mike McGrath has poinsettia plant rules and tips to evict ladybugs from your home.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 11:24am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, poinsettias, lady bugs, christmas trees

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Buy your Christmas tree locally this year (Video)

This holiday season, consider buying your Christmas tree from a local business.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 10:52am EST

Tags: brandywine, christmas trees

Old Christmas trees, New Year's resolutions

Now that the holidays are almost over, put your old Christmas trees to good use and make smart resolutions to help your lawn when spring comes.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 10:11am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, christmas trees, lawn care

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Avoiding risks real Christmas trees pose during holidays

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has put out a list of fire safety tips to keep holidays bright and families safe.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 10:05am EST

Tags: christmas trees, fire safety, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Jamie Forzato

Garden Plot: Oh, Christmas tree

If you're buying a Christmas tree, there are a few things you need to know in order to keep it healthy and beautiful.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 08:32am EST

Tags: christmas trees, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot

Rosemary trees, home-grown gifts and voles

A sure sign of the approaching holidays is the appearance of those wonderful Christmas-tree shaped cones of live rosemary in garden centers and upscale supermarkets.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 09:48am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, gardening, christmas trees, amaryllis

Sandy socks Md. grower of big Christmas trees

A western Maryland grower of giant Christmas trees says he's sending refunds to the World Bank, the CIA and other Washington-area customers because heavy snow from Superstorm Sandy did so much damage to his crop.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 01:25pm EST

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Christmas trees can make you sick

With their twinkling lights, shiny tinsel and festive ornaments, Christmas trees can bring plenty of joy into your home at this time of the year.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 09:05am EST

Tags: christmas trees, Christmas, Mike McGrath, The Week, dick uliano