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Garden Plot: Shutdown holds orchid show hostage

You can add orchids to the long list of things endangered by the federal shutdown. Yes, orchids.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 10:31am EDT

Tags: National Capital Orchid Society, mike mcgrath, Garden Plot, deer

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Garden Plot: More tips on grass and garlic

Unless you plant the starter plugs densely, zoysia typically takes a couple seasons to fully establish, while Bermuda starts (or seed) planted in the Spring will fully cover the intended area edge to edge by the end of summer.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 01:14pm EDT

Tags: mike mcgrath, Garden Plot, grass,

Garlic sprays and taming weeds with flames

The white flowers early in the season are very distinctive, so learn what the plant looks like and pull it slowly out of wet soil right away before those flowers can turn into the explosive seedpods.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 08:58am EDT

Tags: weeds, pests, ticks, mosquitos