This garden complements the 18th-century house in Maryland known variously as the McHard, Meeteer or Frisby House. Two bronze cranes overlook the pond. The owners see this landscape as “a constant work in progress; its happy fate is never to be finished.”

Maryland's homes, gardens celebrate heritage

Now in its 77th year, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage offers a look inside some of the state's most noteworthy properties.

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Gardening: Plan vegetable, fruit garden with preserving in mind

Ask yourself "What do I like and want to eat?" then plant fruits and vegetables that you can preserve.

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String line still a useful tool

A string line -- a flat spool on a spike with a separate stake, connected by a line of string -- can be helpful when planting vegetables.

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Gardening Q&A: Board-leaved evergreens will likely bounce back from harsh winter

Winter winds turn English ivy, rhododendron, mountain laurel and holly brown, but new growth should appear soon.

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 Bonnie and Michael Dirr's house and garden outside Atlanta.

Garden grows with love

Michael and Bonnie Dirr's Georgia garden is filled with noble trees, shrubs with multi-season interest and fool-proof perennials.

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 Michael Dirr and his wife, Bonnie, who provides many of the illustrations for his books on plants.

Dirr to speak on noble trees, new plant introductions

Michael A. Dirr has a love affair with plants that has propelled him on a straight-line trajectory through life.

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 Bee expert Maryann Frazier will speak at next Saturday's Garden & Landscape Symposium.

Bee expert to speak on declining pollination

Maryann Frazier, who will speak at the Garden & Landscape Symposium, says gardeners are the first line of defense for pollinators.

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 Barry Glick, owner of Sunshine Farms nursery in Renick, W.Va.

Sunshine Farm nursery owner extols virtues of hellebores

Barry Glick, aka Glicksterus maximus, hits town for an appearance at the Garden Club Federation of America convention.

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Gardening Q&A: Garden ideas bloom at symposium

Garden & Landscape Symposium will offer a jump-start on planting, expert advice and some unique trees, shrubs and perennials.

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