Tag Archive: garden

Backyard birds

Birds are frequent, welcome visitors to backyards year-round. Birds can eat common pests like mosquitoes, mosquito larvae, and grubs. Many songbirds are both visually pretty and have beautiful songs. Bird

The Power of Scooping Poop

Have you ever heard of the Poop Fairy? No? Probably because there is no such thing. Pet owners across Montgomery County are responsible for picking up their pet’s waste when

Caring for Sligo Creek Walking Tour

County Green Streets and RainScapes Rewards projects in the Sligo Park Hills neighborhood provided inspiration to representatives of local congregations who recently attended a walking tour hosted by the National

Stormwater Best Management Practices

August is water quality awareness month. At the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) the Watershed Restoration Division’ entire focus is water protection year-round! The Watershed Restoration Division is

Plan Now for Garden Success

With the holidays behind and the slower pace of winter taken hold, this is a great time to reflect on your garden goals for the coming year, including plans for
Making the centerpieces ©2018 Joanne Miller

Youth create art from nature

How has the natural world inspired you? For students at the Wheaton High School Wellness Center, flowers at Brookside Gardens inspired them to make art that served as the centerpieces
Image of a garden that utilizes green landscaping techniques.

Rethink your yard

Have you thought about your yard lately? I mean REALLY thought about it? Are you getting all the environmental, social and aesthetic benefits that you could from the place you

Monarchs on the move

In recent years, a combination of food and habitat loss has resulted in a 90% drop in Monarch butterfly populations.  Guest blogger Ann English shows how you can help revive these